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Policy in Action 20 February 2024

Public Consultation on the Draft Childminding Regulations In this week’s Policy in Action, Early Childhood Ireland looks at the recently published draft childminding regulations, which are out for public consultation from Thursday, 8 February 2024 until Thursday, 2 May 2024. The draft regulations have also been published in an easy-to-read summary here. The Need for

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New Early Childhood Ireland Explainers

Earlier this month, Early Childhood Ireland released our newest series of Explainers, focussing on Quality for Children. This series covers topics such as Aistear, Síolta, the Universal Design Guidelines, and the Reggio Emilia Approach. This week’s Policy in Focus will go through and summarise the Explainers in this series. Universal Design Guidelines The Universal Design

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Policy in Action 13 February 2024

Last week, Early Childhood Ireland launched our Policy Proposal, A Single Agency for the Early Years and School Age Care sector. Since 2019 Early Childhood Ireland has been advocating for a Single Agency for the Early Years (EY) and School Age Care (SAC) sector. We were successful in having this added to the Programme for

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Inequality in Early Years Education in England

The United Kingdom (UK) Government’s plans to provide 30 hours of “free childcare” in England “not only risk exacerbating inequalities, but also worsening the quality of education for all young children,” according to a recent policy briefing entitled ‘Inequality in Early Years Education’, published by the Sutton Trust. The 30 hours of free childcare scheme

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Policy in Action 7 February 2024

In this week’s Policy in Action, Early Childhood Ireland provides an update on Early Years (EY) and School Age Care (SAC) matters that have been raised recently in the Dáil. Oireachtas Update Early Childhood Ireland monitors the relevant work of the Oireachtas each week. Part of this work is to review Oireachtas debates and Parliamentary

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