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
‘Don’t miss this milestone for our children’ – Early Childhood Ireland asks Government to announce an ambitious five-year plan to transform Early Years and School Age Care.
Early Childhood Ireland has published its new Strategic Plan 2021-2026.
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,
As per the recent press release from the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY), public health measures for the sector will be removed as of Monday, 28 February 2022.
Early Childhood Ireland publishes the fifth national Barometer which underlines overwhelming public support for the early years sector.
On February 3, The Journal.ie published an investigative review of our system of childcare, why it matters,
the Irish model and the planned increase in state investment into our system of Early Learning and School Age Childcare.
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.
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.