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Early Childhood Ireland EXPO 2019

March 28, 2019

Our Annual Conference weekend includes the biggest Expo in the sector with over 30 exhibitors. You will meet a wide range of suppliers to the sector, many of whom will have special offers on the day.

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March 2019

March 27, 2019

Read all the editions of Early Times Weekly from March 2019.

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Early Childhood Ireland AGM 2019

March 27, 2019

The 2019 AGM of Early Childhood Ireland will take place on Saturday 13 April in Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin. Member login required to view this page

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New Scéalta Blog Post: Little Buddies

March 27, 2019

In this week's blog post, guest author Samantha Synnott discusses Little Buddies Early Years for Courage & Resilience, a mental health programme for children.

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Support Point Update 26 March 2019

March 26, 2019

We look at the recruitment and selection process. We also highlight the Capital Grants deadline and look at the newly announced programme support payment from the DCYA. Member login required

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Your chance to win!

March 20, 2019

Enter our members-only competition now to win two tickets to our Annual Conference & AGM, a voucher for dinner for two at The Croke Park Hotel AND two passes to the Ericsson Skyline Tour!

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Support Point Update 19 March 2019

March 19, 2019

This week we recap the HR changes that occurred in the first quarter of 2019. We look at the demonstration of need for capital grants and how to risk manage outings. 

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Support Point Update 12 March 2019

March 12, 2019

In this week's update we look at workplace well-bring in relation to mental health. We also cover public procurement and conflicts of interest for capital grant submissions, and ways to prevent accidents in your setting. 

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National Childcare Scheme welcomed by ECI

March 11, 2019

Early Childhood Ireland welcomes the launch of the National Childcare Scheme this morning. However, the organisation says that further investment in the early years sector is urgently needed.

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Staffing crisis in female-led childcare sector threatens future of services

March 8, 2019

The detrimental impact of the early years staffing crisis is made clear in a new survey published by Early Childhood Ireland to coincide with International Women’s Day.

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