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

Wesco Ireland Logo

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 8% off the normal retail prices. 

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

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

2. Big Red Book

Big Red Book

Another new affinity for 2019 we are proud to announce is with Big Red Book. Many members have asked us to recommend user friendly payroll and accounts software that can help with PAYE modernisation requirements. We have partnered with Big Red Book in response.

 

Discounts of 25% are available for members as is a FREE TRIAL.

 

Product

Includes

RRP

Bundle Offer (-25%)
Inc Vat

Big Red book Lite

12-month license
Support
Up to 3 employees

 

€135. inc Vat 

 

€101 PA

 

Big Red Book Standard

 

12-month licence
Support
Unlimited Employees

 

€195. inc Vat

 

€147 PA

Accounts Software

 

12-month license
Support
Multi User

 

€368.  inc Vat

 

€276 PA

 

To request a callback please click here or call Ken on 087 763 8953.

3. 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

4: Insurance for Childcare Services

Allianz & Kidd

Provider
Allianz and Kidd 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:
Kidd Insurances and quote your membership number.
(01) 207 9400

or

eciqueries@kiddinsurances.ie

5: Motor Insurance & House Hold Insurance

Kidd Web

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.

6: Three Member Tariff

Three Web

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

7: Energia Exclusive Member Tariff

Energia Web

 
Provider
Energia
 
Product
2 months FREE on your business energy bills
  
Benefits
Join 60,000 happy Irish businesses and start saving today
 
How to Get that discount
Call 1850 300 700 or click here: https://www.energia.ie/business/get-a-quote

8: Membership of ReCreate

Recreate Web

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

 

Discount

We have a great offer for groups joining ReCreate this March. Any group joining before April 5 will receive a free space on a Creative Masterclass with a ReCreate artist. This masterclass can help kickstart your ReCreate membership, providing lots of great tips and ideas of how to use our materials.

At ReCreate, we have a focus on open-ended materials which we know are ideal for Early Years services in many ways. Our materials can be incorporated into sensory play, Aistear, inquiry-based learning and loose parts play and our Masterclass will allow our artists to share how our materials can incorporated into your setting. Don’t forget that we’ve also just moved to a bigger and better building, with lots more variety now available to our members. It really is the perfect time to pay a visit.

ReCreate is a social enterprise based in Ballymount, Dublin 12 inspiring creativity, curiosity and care for the environment. We inspire creativity through reusing clean, unused, excess materials from Irish suppliers – materials such as tubs, card, foil, textiles, bottles, fabrics and much more. Using an affordable membership model, members can visit as often as they like and take whatever materials they need for all kinds of imaginative projects at no further cost!

For more information on joining, or to get in touch, you can contact Kevin at kmcloughlin@recreate.ie

 

Benefits  
Join the Recreate Warehouse of wonders and open up a world  of creativity and fun for  your staff and the children in your service.

 

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

9: 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.

 

10: The Body Shop

Provider
The Body Shop

Discount
10% off purchases at all Republic of Ireland stores on production of your ECI membership card.

11. Komeer Communications

We are delighted to announce another new affinity partnership for 2019.

Komeer is now offering the only GDPR compliant complete communications and payments service that includes communications, activity and event organisation, GDPR support and now payments collection all in one place.

  • Easy collection of fees – reduce administration time and costs
  • Real Time transparent reporting made easy for Pobal Inspections
  • 24/7 Child Health and Safety alerts, organise fundraising events and activities and much more..
  • Fast easy unlimited communications promote positive partnerships with parents
  • No more SMS costs
  • GDPR Support keep contact details up to date
  • Free App for parents

Offer: 25% off monthly subscription to ECI members on sign up to Komeer, monthly subscription is normally €49pm. Offer is based on a 12 month signed contract.

€49 per month less 25%
€36.75 + €8.45 vat @23% =  € 45.20 per month including vat

 

To receive a callback to discuss please click here.

 

Komeer is taking part at this year’s Early Childhood Ireland Expo at Croke Park from 12-13th April and available for demonstrations and Q&A to all ECI members

 

https://www.komeer.com/

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