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Policy in Action 12 December 2023

Early Years and School Age Care settings should be recognised as sites of migrant integration Early Childhood Ireland has called for Early Years (EY) and School Age Care (SAC) settings to be recognised as sites of migrant integration and inclusion in its submission to the public consultation to inform a national strategy for migrant integration,

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Staff Shortages in the Early Years Sector

The European Commission has published a new policy brief which examines the causes and repercussions of staff shortages in the Early Years (EY) sector. It always looks at possible measures to address the shortages. Increasing Staff Shortages Most European countries are facing staff shortages in the EY sector. Austria requires 7,200 more staff by 2025

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Policy in Action 5 December 2023

Minister questioned on Core Funding requirements at Oireachtas Children’s Committee   Financial reporting “We are close to…having something good, some clarity in the next day or two” regarding proposals for Core Funding financial returns, according to the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman TD, at the Oireachtas Committee on Children, Equality,

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Transforming Early Years Education with Erasmus+

By Maria Cleary, Director of Funding and Partnerships, Early Childhood Ireland New and exciting opportunity for Early Years settings funding Early Childhood Ireland and Léargas are delighted to partner in raising awareness about the Erasmus+ Key Action 1 (learning exchange) funding opportunity and how to apply. We’ll be hosting two Lunch and Learn webinars in

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Policy in Focus 28 November 2023

“The Irish experience with a major Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) change process ought to contain valuable lessons and inspiration for current and future English ECEC policy development,” according to leading expert and Emeritus Professor of Early Childhood, Eva Lloyd OBE. Professor Lloyd, served as a member of the expert group appointed to develop

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