Category: News

Press release
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Early Childhood Ireland welcomes Budget 2022 as a step in the right direction with major reform now made possible

Government statement of intent recognises need for further investment year on year.   Early Childhood Ireland, the leading organisation in the early years sector, has today (12.10.21) welcomed the announcement of the childcare package as part of Budget 2022.  There is still much work to be done to reform the sector but, after years of

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Garda Vetting update 16 November 21
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Garda Vetting update 12 October 2021

Early Childhood Ireland Members can now track every Garda Vetting application that they enter into the new online vetting system. We also have some information to help when inputting an applicant’s details.

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Garda Vetting update 16 November 21
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Garda Vetting update 5 October 2021

We are delighted that over 1900 of our members are successfully using our online Garda vetting process, and we have made a short video to help you navigate through the new online Garda vetting process.

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important information
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Important news for Early Childhood Ireland members

The Minister for Finance has announced that the EWSS will remain in place and unchanged for the month of October.  The Minister is considering a range of possible options for the future of EWSS and such arrangements will be outlined on Budget Day, 12 October 2021. Read more for the press release.

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Policy Brief 30 November 21
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Education at a Glance 2021

This week’s Policy Brief provides a summary of the recently published Education at a Glance 2021 report, focusing on early childhood education and care.

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