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PRESS RELEASE: Early Childhood Ireland raises serious funding concerns with TDs as crèches reopen

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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Early Childhood Ireland Download Library: The download library is updated frequently with templates and documents relevant to the operation of Early Years and School Age Care setting. The template policies have been developed for members and are easily accessible and can be tailored to suit your setting. Please do let us know if there is

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Renewals 2021
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Membership Renewals opens soon

Thank you for being a member of Early Childhood Ireland in the last membership term from January – September 2021. Your current membership expires on 30 September 2021. Our renewals process will open on 1 September 2021. If you renew before 30 September 2021, you will be entered into a draw to be in with a chance of winning a fantastic smart tablet!

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Budget 2022: Government must not Disregard the needs of Children, Families and Childcare Providers
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Citizens’ Assembly Recommendations for Early Learning and Care in Ireland

The week’s Policy Brief looks at the panel discussion held by the Early Childhood Research Centre (ECRC) in Dublin City University that welcomed Catherine Day, Chairperson of the Citizens’ Assembly on Gender Equality to present on the recommendations of the Citizens’ Assembly on Gender Equality, in relation to the early learning and care sector in Ireland.

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ECI podcast
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National Childcare Scheme Troubleshooting Tips

In this special edition of Early Childhood Ireland’s podcast, we chat with Jill Courtney, Coordinator of the Early Years Provider Centre at Pobal, about some common issues our members ask us about when using the Hive and the best way to solve these.

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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.

Get your Membership today

Join Now

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.

Early Childhood Ireland Membership Renewal

Your Early Childhood Ireland membership is now due for renewal. Renew online before 30 September 2021 to be in with a chance of winning one of our weekly prizes of a personal tablet.