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.

1: Wesco Ireland

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A preferred supplier of early years education supplies, resources and furniture – Wesco Ireland have operated in Ireland for the past 19 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/

 

For Capital Grants 2020 quotes, please click here.

 

 

 

 

2. Creative Activity

Creative Activity

Another preferred supplier of childcare and educational equipment.

As an Early Childhood Ireland member, you can avail of an exclusive 8% discount on ALL orders.

Please use discount code ECI8 and provide your membership number at time of ordering.

https://www.creative-activity.ie/create-account

To request a catalogue please email kpepper@earlychildhoodireland.ie.

Call Creative Activity on +44 28 7134 6767.

www.creative-activity.ie

3: Insurance for Childcare Services

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

 

How to Get that discount   
Contact:
Arachas Insurances and quote your membership number.
(01) 213 5000

or

childcarequeries@arachas.ie

4: Motor Insurance & House Hold Insurance

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Provider

Kidd Insurances

Product
Motor Insurance
House Hold Insurance

Discount

Competitive Motor Insurance that covers using the car for business
Up to 30% discount for New House Insurance Quotes

Benefits  
Household Policy can cover running a business from your home while ensuring that the correct cover is in place

How to Get that discount   
Contact: Rosalynde O’Carroll: 01-2079461 or ros@kidds.ie.

5: Three Member Tariff

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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

6: Membership of ReCreate

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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

 

ReCreate February Offer
Join ReCreate this February and receive 10% off membership.

ReCreate have a fantastic offer available only to ECI Members this February. Join through their website before the end of February and you will receive 10% off the annual membership fee. Simply enter code ECI10 at checkout or in store.

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.

7: Dublin Zoo Early Years Programmes

Dublin Zoo

 

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.

 

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