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Annual Awards 2019 – Event now sold out!

February 28, 2019


Early Childhood Ireland National Awards celebrates the commitment and quality of the work of early years educators. On this vibrant and glamorous night, we will share stories of the stellar work and learning that takes place every day in our member services.

Early Childhood Ireland National Annual Awards & Conference Gala Dinner 2019 will reflect on the commitment of Early Childhood Ireland members to improving the lives of children. By telling the stories that need to be told we recognise the commitment of a workforce that tirelessly engages in continuous professional development to promote only the very best practice. This year we are excited to announce an additional two new award categories that recognise the importance of partnership with parents and leadership in inclusion.

Our five award categories for 2019 are:

1. Learning Stories Awards: This award recognises the strength and breadth of children’s learning within our member services. Click here to learn more.

2 Inspired Practice Awards: This award recognises the inspiring practice within our member services. This inspiration can impact, inform, or transform your practice. Click here for more information.

3 Educator Award – Leader in Practice: This award is kindly sponsored by Wesco Ireland. It celebrates the exceptional contributions of individuals whose work has had a significant and positive impact on children, families, practitioners, and their community. Click here for more information.

Award (NEW): This award, sponsored by Big Red Book and presented in collaboration with The National Parents Council, recognises innovative partnerships between our member services and families. Click here for more.

5 LINC Award for Leadership in Inclusion – (NEW): This award, presented in collaboration with LINC, will recognise an Early Childhood Ireland member service that is leader in inclusion for all children. Click here for more.


Be part of a spectacular night devoted to celebrating inspiring individuals and services that make an impact on children’s lives. Join us at The Alex Hotel on 12 April 2019. 



Apr 2018 to 28th Feb 2019  Applications accepted for: 
• Learning Stories Award
• Inspired Practice Award
1st Dec 2018 to 28th Feb 2019 Nominations/applications accepted for 
• Educator Award – Leader in Practice
• Partnership with Families Innovation Award
• LINC Award for Leadership in Inclusion
28 February 2019 All nominations/applications close
24 March 2019  Shortlisted nominees contacted
12 April 2019  Winners announced at National Awards Evening


Award winners will be profiled across national and regional media. Details will also be shared on the websites of the LINC programme, the National Parents Council, and in our magazine, website, and on social media.


Registrations for our National Awards Night 2019 are closed. This event is fully booked.


>>>For more information on out Annual Conference Weekend, please click here


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