Category: Press Release
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.
Early Childhood Ireland, welcomed the publication of two Government reports which focus on the overall quality and benefit to early years and school age children but warn that if their recommendation are to be achieved, continuing year-on-year investment will be vital.
Newly published reports on funding reform and workforce development ‘have the capacity to deliver real change’ however further investment must follow.
On 1 December, the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth published the findings of a 12-Month Review of the National Childcare Scheme (NCS) and the Work-Study Test Evidence Review.
As part of the “First Years, First Priority Campaign, Eurochild hosted a webinar recently on the challenges in tackling disadvantage in early childhood based on the key findings of country analysis and cross-country data on early childhood.
National Women’s Council of Ireland host webinar on ‘Gender Budgeting in Ireland: Delivering change for women’ that takes an analytical lens to Budget 2022 in respect of advancing women’s equality in Ireland.
New research released this week by WorkEqual says that career progression is impacted most by parents of pre-school children than any other age group: 46% of women feel impacted, compared to 16% of men.