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COVID-19 Update: Restricted Movement Phase

March 30, 2020

Due to the review of the of the Restricted Movement Phase announced Friday 27 March, we have now closed our office and all of our staff are working from home.

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COVID-19 Emergency Support

March 25, 2020

We have received confirmation all payments for ECCE, TEC, CCSP, and NCS & AIM will be paid up until April 3 2020. Please check PIP. Further details to follow.

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On your Behalf

March 23, 2020

As we continue to stay at home in large numbers, we need to stay positive and stay connected. To this end, I want to give an update on the areas on which we are currently focused on your behalf.

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EYES Update 23 March 2020

March 23, 2020

This week we have COVID-19 updates about the Pandemic Support Payment and the new COVID Employer Refund Scheme for disbursement of this payment. We also answer a question on duration of layoffs.

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Staying connected through Super Shed Stories

March 23, 2020

In this week’s Scéalta blog, we hear from our member Samantha who describes how she is using stories to keep in touch with the children in her setting while it is closed.

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Garda Vetting Update 23 March 2020

March 23, 2020

In these extenuating circumstances the Garda vetting application process has temporarily changed. Click below for more details.

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Covid-19 Press Release

March 13, 2020

Early Childhood Ireland has strongly advised government that childcare services will be in a very precarious financial situation due to the Covid19 Closure.

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COVID-19 – Important Information and Guidance

March 12, 2020

Following the announcement that all childcare services will close, here is information and guidance about the unprecedented COVID 19 situation and the implications for you as a member and our sector.

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Important National Conference Weekend Update

March 12, 2020

Given the prevailing circumstances in Ireland around COVID-19, it is with regret that we have decided to postpone/cancel some events around our National Conference weekend.

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Statement by An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar On measures to tackle Covid-19 Washington, 12 March 2020

March 12, 2020

Statement by An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar On measures to tackle Covid-19

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