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

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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.  

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

Membership Types

Frequently Asked Questions

There are several membership types to choose from. These include:

  • Service Provider – This membership is suitable for members running any of a number of types of services.
  • School Age Childcare – This membership is suitable for anyone who is running a School Age Setting.
  • Organisation – This membership category is suitable for groups and organisations which want to be part of a professional body.
  • 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.
  • Associate – This membership category caters for all individuals with an interest in the early learning and care and school age childcare sector.
  • Student – This membership category is suitable for anyone who is currently a student.

For further information on membership types please visit

The cost of membership varies depending on the type of membership you select.

Full details of membership costs can be found here.

Join Early Childhood Ireland and avail of a wide range of benefits and supports. You can view a full list of benefits and services of membership here.

Renewal period is 01 October and runs for a year.

The 2021 membership period was for nine months, from 01 Jan to 30 Sept 2021.

As of 01 October, the renewal membership period will be reinstated for 12 months.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are several membership types to choose from. These include:

  • Service Provider – This membership is suitable for members running any of a number of types of services.
  • School Age Childcare – This membership is suitable for anyone who is running a School Age Setting.
  • Organisation – This membership category is suitable for groups and organisations which want to be part of a professional body.
  • Parent and Toddler – This membership category is suitable for local support groups which come together so that parents and carers.
  • Associate – This membership category caters for all individuals with an interest in the early learning and care and school age childcare sector.
  • Student – This membership category is suitable for anyone who is currently a student.

For further information on membership types please visit

The cost of membership varies depending on the type of membership you select. These currently range from €25 for a student to €200 for organisation membership.

Full details of membership costs can be found here.

There are a wide range of benefits to be derived from becoming a member. You can view a full list of benefits and services of membership here.

Renewal period is 01 October and runs for a year.

The 2021 membership period was for nine months, from 01 Jan to 30 Sept 2021.

As of 01 October, the renewal membership period will be reinstated for 12 months.

Get your Membership today

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Early Childhood Ireland is the leading organisation in the sector, working to ensure quality experiences for children in Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare settings.
If you wish to become a member of Early Childhood Ireland please click below.

Early Childhood Ireland Membership Renewal

Your Early Childhood Ireland membership is now due for renewal. Renew online before 30 September 2021 to be in with a chance of winning one of our weekly prizes of a personal tablet.