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. Child Paths

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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.

Early Childhood Ireland members can avail of an EXCLUSIVE offer of a 2 months FREE TRIAL. There is no contract necessary and this offer applies to new customers of Child Paths only.

9 out of every 10 services who sign up continue using this platform. They also have a referral programme. Services can receive up to an additional 20% discount for a year if they refer another service that also signs up. Both will received the 20% discount in addition to the 2 months free !

Please see here for more information.

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



Love this software! We began working with Child Paths in May 2018 and have the app in place in our seven centres. It’s a great tool and takes a lot of pain out of the day-to-day paperwork. I love looking at my own child’s photos and updates too. Well worth it and well thought out product. Highly recommend it and the team are a pleasure to deal with too.

Ciara Gallagher, Owner Nurture Childcare and Early Learning Centres, 7 services – Cork, Dublin and Clare


Child Paths is an amazing product and as a service, we don’t know how we managed without it.  Easy to use, great support from the company and parents love it, highly recommend it.

Lisa O’Rourke, (Manager) Greenfields Community Childcare, Roscommon


We started to implement the Child Paths app into our sessional preschool a few years ago. Initially, we were concerned about the extra work involved, and it seemed to be quite time-consuming but after a short period and as the saying goes “practice makes perfect”, it soon became second nature. According to the children, as we all know they do nothing all day at preschool!. The app provides the opportunity for communication between the preschool and home detailing the extensive learning that takes place throughout the session. The observation tool will be an invaluable method to outline to the parents their child’s development and how the centre is implementing activities in compliance with Aistear and Siolta. The data collected will also provide a compelling source of information for inspection purposes. My advice would be to embrace the app, be patient and then reap the rewards.

Sarah McKenna (Manager) Liag na N’Og Childcare (Sessional) Duleek, Co Meath

2: 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.





3: Insurance for Childcare Services

Allianz and Arachas Insurances


Insurance for Childcare Services


Up to 30% discount on market rates


The most comprehensive product at the best price


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


4: Motor Insurance & House Hold Insurance

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Kidd Insurances

Motor Insurance
House Hold Insurance


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

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

5: Three Member Tariff

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Exclusive Member Tariff



Range of smartphones for free


How to Get that discount


01 687 6099 or email

6: Membership of ReCreate

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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. 



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:


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