Member Discounts

Member Discounts

We now have a wide range of products and services available to our members. These offers have been designed to reduce our member’s business costs, provide key activities for pre-school children and in some cases also offer extra value for staff and their families.

We are delighted to announce our latest affinity partnership with Child Paths – the market leader in early years software. Child Paths provide premium, reliable and user-friendly software which helps to eliminate repetitive and time-consuming paperwork for early years teachers.

To request a callback for a FREE demo, please click here

https://childpaths.ie/early-childhood-ireland-new-customers/ 


A preferred supplier of early years education supplies, resources and furniture – Wesco Ireland have operated in Ireland over 20 years.

Their brand is focused on delivery high-quality products with safety at the forefront of their designs.

ECI members can avail of an exclusive discount of at least 10% off the normal retail prices. 

Call Wesco Ireland on 091 860822 or 091 860893 for more details.

https://www.wesco-eshop.ie/

Cost.ie is our affinity partner for electricity and gas energy procurement for creches and early childhood providers. They are Ireland’s largest energy broker and over the last five years have helped our electricity customers save an estimated €7,116,988 with the average customer saving €874 every year. Every Childcare provider that switches their supply with them will receive a free Bluetooth tile.

The service the provide is free to customers.

The Cost.ie promise

You will never go on expensive default rates

When your existing utility contract expires you are automatically moved on to ‘default rates’ that can be as much as 20% more expensive. Cost.ie ensure this never happens by contacting you up to 3 months before your contract expires to ensure a smooth transition from one contract to another.

Dedicated Account Manager

At Cost.ie you will have a dedicated Account Manager to ensure your expiring contracts are renewed and to answer queries you may have in relation to your electricity and gas accounts.

Online or in-person

We know you are busy, so we want to make things as easy as possible to manage your bill. Cost.ie use eSignatures so there is no arduous paperwork to fill out and all contracts can be done online or via email. Or if you prefer the personal touch one of their dedicated sales team can arrange to call to your business at a time of your convenience to go through the paperwork.

Go Green

Looking after the environment has never been more important and Cost.ie want to help businesses make the change to green energy while saving on their bills. They offer some of the most competitive green rates on the market and while you are saving the planet you can tell your customers about it too with a certificate to display in your business.

For call back please click here: https://cost.ie/eci-offer/


Provider

Allianz and Arachas Insurances

Product
Insurance for Childcare Services

Discount
Up to 30% discount on market rates

Benefits  
The most comprehensive product at the best price
https://www.arachas.ie/car-insurance
https://www.arachas.ie/home-insurance

How to Get that discount  
Contact:

Arachas Insurances and quote your membership number.
(01) 213 5000 or email childcarequeries@arachas.ie


Provider

Three

Product
Exclusive Member Tariff

Discount

Benefits
Range of smartphones for free

How to get that discount

Contact: (01) 687 6099 or email sales@threegovstaff.com

 


Provider

ReCreate

Product
Membership of Ireland’s newest creative re-use project. ReCreate is a social enterprise making art materials and educational supplies accessible and affordable to every sector of the community for all kinds of creative purposes.

ReCreate are now open 7 days a week
Monday-Friday: 9:00am-5:30pm
Saturday: 9:30am-5pm
Sunday: 10am-4pm

Now open 7 days a week, the ReCreate warehouse saw over 16,000 visitors in 2019. With 265 companies now donating materials to their Aladdin’s cave, they also offer an exciting range of creative workshops, suitable for both children and grown-ups.

www.recreate.ie 

How to join
Call Kevin in ReCreate:
(01) 456 8798 and quote your membership number.


Provider:
 Dublin Zoo

Product: Dublin Zoo Early Years Programme 2019

Early Childhood Ireland members can avail of discounts on their four fantastic programmes for early years learners which support the Aistear Curriculum Framework.

All programmes booked includes free child entry to Dublin Zoo!

1. Wonderful Wildlife
This fun-filled programme introduces children to the wonderful world of wildlife. Early learners will learn about the special features animals have that help them eat their food by touching and feeling fascinating animal biofacts (animal artefacts), such as soft stripy fur of an Amur tiger, the pointy canines of a snow leopard skull and the teeth of an Asian elephant. Classes will also get to the opportunity to explore elephants in ‘Elephant Exploration’ followed by a trip to Dublin Zoo’s Elephant herd. This session supports the Aistear strand ‘Exploring and Thinking’ and ‘Communicating’.

Duration – 1 hour – suitable for children up to 5 years.

2. Dinosaur Explorer
This exciting hands-on programme helps early learners expand on their knowledge of dinosaurs by meeting with Stan, our life size replica T-rex fossil. Role-play is a key component of this session as little learners work in teams of palaeontologists to uncover fossils of dinosaurs. This session supports the Aistear strands ‘Exploring and Thinking’ and ‘Communicating’.

Duration – 50 minutes – suitable for children up to 5 years.

3. Farmtastic Food
This interactive programme helps young children make the connection between their food and the farm. This module focuses on the strand of ‘Wellbeing’ from the Aistear curriculum and allows young children to understand more about where the milk for their breakfast or the eggs for their meal times come from. The session begins with educational props and stories in the Farmhouse followed by a farm tour on Family Farm. Classes may have an opportunity to watch the farmer milk the cows or gather vegetables to feed the animals.

Duration – 1 hour – suitable for children up to 5 years.

4. Winter Woollies
This session supports children in understanding where their warm clothes come from. This session explores sheep’s wool and how it is made into woolly jumpers, socks and hats.

This is an active and fun-filled programme where tactile activities take place in a practical learning environment in the Farmhouse. The session also includes a tour of Family Farm where children get to meet the sheep that produce our wool. This session supports the Aistear strand ‘Exploring and Thinking’.

Duration – 1 hour – suitable for children up to 5 years.

Dublin Zoo is delighted to offer Early Childhood Ireland members a discounted rate of €7 per child when quoting your Early Childhood Ireland membership number- one adult goes free with every three children. Extra adults are charged at €16 each.

Please note: all programmes booked includes free child entry to Dublin Zoo. Programmes can only be booked during the academic calendar and are subject to availability.

Booking in advance is essential. For information & bookings call: (01) 474 8932 or email: education@dublinzoo.ie.