National Pyjama Day 2023

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Resources to support Adventurous Play

In her recent podcast, Niki Buchan mentions several Adventurous Play resources that can be used to support educators in the Early Years and School Age Care sector, as they plan to introduce experiences like real tools. These sample benefit risk assessments will help educators identify the benefits of a proposed activity, as well as any

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Eurostat indicators

Introduction This month, Eurostat published new statistics available through a new indicator for measuring ‘Children in formal childcare or education by age group and duration’. These statistics measure the participation of children in Early Years and can be filtered by their age group and duration. The development of this indicator and collection of this data

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Scéalta Blogs – Plurilingualism

Heritage Languages – Resources to nurture and develop practice Louise Tobin – 18 October 2022 Heritage Languages: Promoting Linguistic and Cultural Diversity Suzanne McCarthy – 11 October 2022 As Gaeilge: A living language in an Naíonra Máire Ní Chéitinn – 04 October 2022 My daughter’s name means “fortune of the moon” Valerie Gaynor – 27

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Funding for Parent and Toddler Groups

The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCECIY) has announced funding of €325,000, which will be allocated to Parent and Toddler Groups nationwide through local City/County Childcare Committees (CCCs). From today, Friday, 13 May, Parent and Toddler Groups can make an application for funding under this Initiative through their local CCC.

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April 22

ETW Vol 285 ETW – Your weekly update: Save the date for our upcoming webinar ETW Vol 284 ETW – Your weekly update: Early Times Weekly ETW Vol 283 ETW – Special Edition Podcast & EYES Update ETW Vol 282 ETW- Quarterly Policy Review & Weekly EYES Update

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Website Navigation

Members Area Explore all the benefits your membership has to offer! Simply log in to our website to access the Members Area! Here you will find a range of supports, benefits and services on offer to you as a member of Early Childhood Ireland. By logging in, you can review your Benefits and Services: 

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How should we compare early learning and care systems?
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Policy brief: Irish public overwhelmingly supports women-led early years and school age care sector

Policy brief: Irish public overwhelmingly supports women-led early years and school age care sector To mark International Women’s Day 2022, we are highlighting public support for our women-led sector and calling for better terms and conditions for staff who work with children. Results of Early Childhood Ireland’s fifth annual Barometer found that just under three-quarters

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We are hiring!

We’re recruiting an experienced Membership and Learning director. Closing date for the application is 25 February 2022.

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EYES Update 5 July 2022
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EYES update 25 January 2022

This week the EYES team looks at the updated public health advice, the reopening of the ventilation grant and we outline our bespoke policy development service.

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