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Budget 2023 – A welcome step to transforming Early Years and School Age Care

Early Childhood Ireland, the leading organisation in the early years sector, has raised funding concerns with TDs today (30.08.21) as many members reopen childcare settings across Ireland for the new term. Early Childhood Ireland members are also reporting additional staffing issues as employees seek out better pay and working conditions in other sectors.

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Early Childhood Ireland calls for a five-year plan for Early Years and School Age Care settings as the Oireachtas returns

“Children in Ireland deserve world-class care and education” Early Childhood Ireland, the leading children’s advocacy and membership organisation, has today (15.09.22) reiterated its call on the Government to transform the Early Years and School Age Care system by providing an ambitious five-year investment plan in Budget 2023. Frances Byrne, Director of Policy at Early Childhood

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Press Release: Irish public overwhelmingly supports women-led early years and school age care sector

8 March 2022 Irish public overwhelmingly supports women-led early years and school age care sector Staff who work with children must have their work valued through proper terms and conditions Early Childhood Ireland, the leading organisation in the early years sector, has today (8.3.22) called on government to fully recognise and value this vital workforce,

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New TASC Report: The state we are in: Inequality in Ireland 2022
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Eurochild evaluates Ireland’s policy approach to combating child poverty and social exclusion

In January 2022, Eurochild released a number of reports containing recommendations for the design and implementation of the Child Guarantee National Action Plans in six countries, including Ireland. The European Child Guarantee is an initiative that guarantees children in need access to key services to prevent and combat poverty and social exclusion. It focuses on access to free healthcare, early childhood education and care, education, among other measures.

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How should we compare early learning and care systems?
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Reviewing the latest ‘Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures’ annual report

Reviewing the Government’s latest annual report for ‘Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures’, the national policy framework for children and young people. The Minister Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth recently published the sixth and final Annual Report for the ‘Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures’ framework.

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