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Five charities to benefit from National PJ Day Fund 2019

December 9, 2019

Early Childhood Ireland is delighted to announce the recipients of the National Pyjama Day Fund 2019. A total of five charities will benefit from grants from the Fund, which this year amounts to €280,000.

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EYES Update 3 December 2019

December 6, 2019

This week’s EYES update looks at the CRO requirements for re-registration. We also take a look at the new attendance tracker tool and requirements for the NCS.

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Play is a child’s right

December 6, 2019

In this week's Scéalta blog June O’Sullivan, CEO of the London Early Years Foundation, reflects on the importance of free, spontaneous play for the development of young children.

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AIM & Higher Capitation Payment Delays

December 3, 2019

This week, we provide a detailed update on our work with TDs to seek clarity on the unacceptable delays experienced by our members in the processing of Higher Capitation and AIM payments.

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Garda Vetting Update 3 December 2019

December 3, 2019

This week we look at the Tusla Re-Registration requirements for Garda vetting, with regard to registered providers.

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Free shipping!

December 2, 2019

Order from our shop between the 1 December to the 23 December and receive free shipping! Member only.

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Re-registration Deadlines Update

November 29, 2019

Submission deadline for re-registration applications is 12 Dec. Tusla say they will be working between Christmas and New Year to ensure applications received by 12 Dec. are all processed by 31 Dec. 19.

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EYES Update 27 November 2019

November 27, 2019

This week the EYES team recap on the recent communications around Tusla Re-registration, and inform our members about the requirements for National Childcare Scheme service calendars.

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Update: Pobal Payment Issues

November 27, 2019

This week we outline our ongoing work on the problems our members face with Pobal. We highlight the approach Early Childhood Ireland is taking with a view to getting answers and action for our members.

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I say OOH, you say AAH – Book Review

November 27, 2019

We are delighted to introduce our first Scéalta book review from the lovely pre-schoolers in Spraoi Playschool, in Tipperary.

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