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ECI Shop FLASH SALE Wed 18th July

July 16, 2018

The Early Childhood Ireland online shop will hold a flash sale on Wednesday 18 July!

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Summer FLASH sale: new resources available!

July 11, 2018

With just over a week to go until the summer flash sale in our online shop, make sure to check out our range of new and updated resources for services.

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San Miniato: Quality Early Years Education

July 11, 2018

In this week's Scéalta Blog post, Susan Quirke-Crowley recounts her experience on the recent Early Childhood Ireland Erasmus+ study trip to San Miniato, Italy.

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Support Point Update 10 July 2018

July 10, 2018

This week in our Support Point Update our Tusla non-compliances series looks at fire safety measures, and our Topic of the Week is hand hygiene.

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Support Effective Transitions in Early Years

July 9, 2018

On June 14th, ECI joined with the INTO for an historic seminar focusing on transitions from preschool to primary. Read the keynote address by Harold Hislop.

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Free event: keeping the Child in Mind

July 5, 2018

We are holding a free Keeping the 'Child in Mind' event in our offices in Tallaght, Dublin 24, on Saturday 21st July.

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We’re hiring!

July 4, 2018

We are recruiting for 3 new roles: an Administrator/Receptionist, a Human Resources Manager and a Public Affairs Manager. Application deadline for all jobs is noon on Monday 16th July.

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Let the children play

July 4, 2018

In this week's Scéalta blog, guest authors Dr. Emer Ring and Dr. Lisha O'Sullivan discuss the importance of children's right to play and our responsibility in making play happen.

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Inspired Practice Winner – April 2018

July 4, 2018

We have one winner for our April Inspired Practice Award. It is called "A New Baby and Settling Down" and comes from Niall Mór Childcare Centre.

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The Minimum Essential Standard of Living 2018

July 3, 2018

Last week the Vincentian Partnership for Social Justice (VPSJ) released the 2018 annual update of the Minimum Essential Standard of Living (MESL) dataset. The MESL data has long been established in Ireland as an effective benchmark to assess the adequacy of social welfare payments, the national minimum wage, and is used to calculate the Living Wage in Ireland.

This year’s MESL Update report highlights the importance of services which can reduce the cost of an MESL for households: the role of social housing and assistance with the cost of early years services and in-work income supports like the Working Family Payment.

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