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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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Statement in the Seanad by the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth
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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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Publication of the Annual Early Years Sector Profile Report 2020/21
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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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Publication of the Annual Early Years Sector Profile Report 2020/21
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Reimagining Childcare Provision

Early Childhood Ireland presented at the WorkEqual ‘Reimagining Childcare Provision’ seminar as part of their most recent awareness campaign to achieve full gender equality in the workplace in Ireland.

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Publication of the Annual Early Years Sector Profile Report 2020/21
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2021 In Review

In the first month of 2022, this Policy Brief looks back at some of the major developments for the Early Learning and School Age Care sector over the past year. Our Policy, Advocacy and Campaigning team engaged with various stakeholders and advocated on behalf of our sector for these welcome advancements.

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