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Policy and Implementation Panel: August Meeting

August 30, 2019

Through our advocacy work on behalf of members, we engage with members through a number of different fora. One of the ways that we do this is through our Policy and Implementation Panel.

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Budget 2020: Early Years and School-Age Childcare Agency

August 20, 2019

In the coming weeks, the Policy and Advocacy team will begin rolling out our Budget 2020 document. We will be asking government to prioritise the establishment of a dedicated statutory Early Years and School-Age Childcare Agency.

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Children’s Rights Alliance: Child Poverty Event

July 31, 2019

As part of our advocacy and campaigning work, Early Childhood Ireland’s Policy Officer Ronan Kennedy attended an event organised by the Children’s Rights Alliance on 24 July.

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National Childcare Scheme

April 2, 2019

Staff from Early Childhood Ireland received very worthwhile training from Pobal last week on the forthcoming National Childcare Scheme, so our Support Point colleagues are ready, willing and able to reply to members’ queries by telephone: 01 405 7103 or email.

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Promoting the need for greater government investment in the early years

February 12, 2019

Members are aware of our continued calls for greater government investment in the early years sector. This remains a central issue in our policy and advocacy work and as part of this, we took the opportunity to host the Social Policy Network meeting last week.

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July 2018

July 11, 2018

Read all the editions of Early Times Weekly from July 2018.

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Under the Radar Advocacy

April 5, 2018

Early Childhood Ireland (ECI) was delighted to have a recent policy ‘win’ for our members and that has prompted us in this month’s edition of ‘Advocacy in Action’ to focus on our daily advocacy work which is by its nature somewhat hidden from view.

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Support Point Advocacy

April 5, 2018

Many of our members have told us that Support Point is an invaluable source of information for them. Support Point is also an invaluable source of information for Early Childhood Ireland. Through calls and emails from our members we are better able to understand the issues on the ground and advocate on behalf of the sector.

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Annual Conference – Panel Discussion

April 4, 2018

The panel session at our Annual Conference will facilitate an in-depth reflection on the sector and the issues which affect it. Secure your place today & raise your voice at this important discussion.

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