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*DEADLINE TODAY* National Annual Awards 2020

February 20, 2020

The deadline to nominate or apply for any of our National Annual Awards is today Friday 21 February 2020! Click more to apply now!

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Member-only shop offer

February 20, 2020

We are offering members an extra 15% off the Dinosaurs Wooden Stamp Set in our shop. Offer available from Wednesday 19 to Friday 28 February 2020.

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Childcare Barometer 2020

February 19, 2020

The third annual Early Childhood Ireland Childcare Barometer indicates that 71 per cent of adults in Ireland want the next government to prioritise greater investment in childcare.

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EYES Update 18 February 2020

February 18, 2020

This week we focus on compliance for the National Childcare Scheme. We look at the considerations for the coronavirus in your service, and we answer a question on fridges in sessional services.

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Garda Vetting Update 18 February 2020

February 17, 2020

This week in our Garda Vetting Update, we look at the re-vetting process.

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Launch of Early Childhood Ireland Childcare Barometer 2020

February 17, 2020

Early Childhood Ireland was delighted to launch the 2020 edition of the Early Childhood Ireland Childcare Barometer on Thursday 13 February. This third edition of the Barometer shows that a majority of adults in Ireland (71%) feel the next government should prioritise greater investment in childcare.

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‘The Couch’

February 13, 2020

In this week's Scéalta blog, guest author Jane Jackson talks about how our environments speak to our values in our work with children and families.

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Majority of Irish adults want the new government to prioritise investment in childcare

February 13, 2020

The third annual Early Childhood Ireland Childcare Barometer, published today (13.02.2020), indicates that 71 per cent of adults in Ireland want the next government to prioritise greater investment in childcare.

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General Election 2020

February 11, 2020

This week, our Policy, Advocacy and Campaigning team have been examining the results of General Election 2020.

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EYES Update 11 February 2020

February 11, 2020

This week we focus on reference requirements for EY and SAC services. We look at fire drills, GDPR concerns around displaying children’s data and answer a question on floor plans for re-registration.

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