Early Childhood Ireland Membership

Join Early Childhood Ireland, become a member of the leading organisation in the sector, working to ensure quality experiences for children in early learning and care and school age childcare settings and benefit from our range of services and supports.

Why Become A Member

Join Early Childhood Ireland today and become part of the leading organisation in the sector working to ensure quality experiences for children in early learning and care and school age childcare settings.

As an organisation, we are fully committed to supporting you to provide quality experiences for children. Our strategies are based on professional experience and on national and international research, policy and best practice. We combine the extensive knowledge and experiences of our membership with wider professional and academic pedagogical expertise. Your insight informs the services and support we offer and the public policy and investment changes that are necessary. 

As a member, you will also benefit from our extensive range of services and supports.

Please note all memberships taken now run up to the 30 September.

Why Become A Member

Join Early Childhood Ireland today and become part of the leading organisation in the sector working to ensure quality experiences for children in early learning and care and school age childcare settings.

As an organisation, we are fully committed to supporting you to provide quality experiences for children. Our strategies are based on professional experience and on national and international research, policy and best practice. We combine the extensive knowledge and experiences of our membership with wider professional and academic pedagogical expertise. Your insight informs the services and support we offer and the public policy and investment changes that are necessary. 

As a member, you will also benefit from our extensive range of services and supports.

Please note all memberships taken now run up to the 30 September.

Key Facts

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Our membership grew by 21% from 3,530 at the end of 2016 to 4,267 at the end of 2020

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By the end of 2020, EYES saw an increase of 43% on calls and an increase of 224% on emails compared to 2019. 

Over 13,000 staff in the sector had engaged with Early Childhood Ireland’s Learning Hub, which launched in June 2020.

The number of annual unique visits to our earlychildhoodireland.ie website rose from 202,377 at the end of 2016 to 330,744 at the end of 2020.  

Key Facts

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Our membership grew by 21% from 3,530 at the end of 2016 to 4,267 at the end of 2020

+

By the end of 2020, EYES saw an increase of 43% on calls and an increase of 224% on emails compared to 2019. 

Over 13,000 staff in the sector had engaged with Early Childhood Ireland’s Learning Hub, which launched in June 2020.

The number of annual unique visits to our earlychildhoodireland.ie website rose from 202,377 at the end of 2016 to 330,744 at the end of 2020.  

Membership Types

Service Provider

This membership category is suitable for all service providers in the early learning and care and school age childcare sector.

Organisation

This membership category is suitable for groups and organisations who want to be part of a professional body.

Associate

This membership category is suitable for all individuals with an interest in the early learning and care and school age childcare sector.

School Age Childcare

This membership category is suitable for all service providers in the School Age Childcare sector.

Parent And Toddler

This membership category is suitable for local support groups who come together so that parents and carers can meet and develop friendships in a safe and friendly environment.

Student

This membership category is suitable for anyone who is currently a student.

Membership Types