- Sharing Knowledge
- Publications and Resources
- Awards Application Form
- Learning Story of the Year Award
- Emergent Curriculum in Action Learning Story of the Year Award
- Learning Story of the Year from a ‘Newcomer’ Award
- Inspired Practice Award 2021
- Partnership with Families Innovation Award 2021
- Leadership for Inclusion Award
- Transitions for Children Award
- Pedagogical Leader Award 2021
- How To Apply for Early Childhood Ireland Awards
- Judging Process 2021
- FAQ Early Childhood Ireland National Annual Awards 2021
- Awards 2020
- Garda Vetting
- Jobs Board
- Member Area
In the first month of 2022, this Policy Brief looks back at some of the major developments for the Early Learning and School Age Care sector over the past year. Our Policy, Advocacy and Campaigning team engaged with various stakeholders and advocated on behalf of our sector for these welcome advancements.
A reminder to eligible ELC and SAC members that the deadline for the Grant Programme for Improved Ventilation and Play Outside 2021 is extended to 31 January 2022 at 5pm. This grant can be used to source HEPA and air filtration systems
Have you seen our Partnerships page? Have a look, especially at the video from Leargas, on the Erasmus+ section which gives a real flavour of the range of programmes Leargas supports, including the Valchild programme that Early Childhood Ireland was delighted to lead on.
Early Childhood Ireland, welcomed the publication of two Government reports which focus on the overall quality and benefit to early years and school age children but warn that if their recommendation are to be achieved, continuing year-on-year investment will be vital.
Newly published reports on funding reform and workforce development ‘have the capacity to deliver real change’ however further investment must follow.
The Department of Children Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth has advised that all Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare services that are currently or forecast to be in a Red or Orange alert area should remain closed tomorrow, 8th December.
On 1 December, the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth published the findings of a 12-Month Review of the National Childcare Scheme (NCS) and the Work-Study Test Evidence Review.
Member Only – For the coupon code, please check the latest edition of Early Times Weekly.