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Budget 2023 – A welcome step to transforming Early Years and School Age Care

Early Childhood Ireland, the leading organisation in the early years sector, has raised funding concerns with TDs today (30.08.21) as many members reopen childcare settings across Ireland for the new term. Early Childhood Ireland members are also reporting additional staffing issues as employees seek out better pay and working conditions in other sectors.

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Garda Vetting Update 27 September 2022

Garda Vetting Update 27 September 2022 This week we look at Garda Vetting turnaround times and how to track a Garda Vetting application. Current Turnaround Times At present the Garda Vetting applications are taking around 8 – 10 working days from when the applicant has submitted their information on the National Vetting Bureau website. However,

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Children’s Rights Alliance End Poverty Week

Children’s Rights Alliance End Poverty Week From the 12 to the 16 September 2022, the Children’s Rights Alliance organised End Child Poverty Week. Over the five days a series of discussions took place, covering five different themes. The week saw a wide array of speakers including Lee Elliot Major, Britain’s first Professor of Social Mobility,

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Garda Vetting Update 20 September 2022

Garda Vetting Update 20 September 2022 Its that time of year again, so this week we look at the Garda Vetting requirements for transition year students. Transition Year Students and Garda Vetting A “Transition Year Student” is a student participating in an approved programme in a Department of Education and Skills second level school. A

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Early Childhood Ireland calls for a five-year plan for Early Years and School Age Care settings as the Oireachtas returns

“Children in Ireland deserve world-class care and education” Early Childhood Ireland, the leading children’s advocacy and membership organisation, has today (15.09.22) reiterated its call on the Government to transform the Early Years and School Age Care system by providing an ambitious five-year investment plan in Budget 2023. Frances Byrne, Director of Policy at Early Childhood

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Early Childhood Ireland is the leading organisation in the sector, working to ensure quality experiences for children in Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare settings.
If you wish to become a member of Early Childhood Ireland please click below.