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Update – Please do not attend our offices

October 21, 2020

In light of current public health concerns about COVID-19, we want to advise you of precautions we are taking and measures we ask you to adhere to in order to protect the health & safety of our staff.

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There is to maths than counting!

October 21, 2020

Maths Week was last week so Sandra O’Neill looks at the everyday, playful ways children can explore ideas around maths in early learning and care settings.

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New – Early Childhood Ireland Podcast

October 21, 2020

In episode 3 of Early Childhood Ireland’s Podcast Frances Byrne, Director of Policy and Advocacy discusses her reaction to Budget 2021.

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EYES Update 20 October 2020

October 19, 2020

This week we review the recently released guidance on student placements in settings. We look at the EWSS extension, and answer a query around the mid-term break, contractual arrangements and the EWSS.

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The Big Picture 20 October 2020

October 19, 2020

This week, we give an overview of the reaction to the very disappointing absence of any meaningful funding for our sector in Budget 2021.

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New Early Childhood Ireland Podcast

October 14, 2020

Episode two of our podcast is out now. Catherine McHugh, Early Childhood Specialist discusses the concept and process around self-regulation and how it can help educators in these challenging times.

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Budget shortcomings leave providers and parents to once again pick up the pieces of a broken childcare model

October 13, 2020

Early Childhood Ireland, the leading organisation in the early years sector, has today (13.10.20) criticised the Government’s failure to provide more long-term investment to address chronic underfunding of a critically vulnerable sector.

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EYES Update 13 October 2020

October 12, 2020

This week’s EYES update includes an announcement from Revenue regarding EWSS payments and the team looks at advice around masks and face coverings.

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Garda Vetting Update 13 October 2020

October 12, 2020

This week we remind members that each vetting application requires two forms and that applicants under 18 years of age require 3 forms.

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Scéalta Blog: ECI’s Learning Hub

October 12, 2020

In Scéalta this week, member Margaret Garland shares her experience of using the COVID-19 Return to work online training.

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