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The Future of the DCYA

May 11, 2020

In this week’s edition of the Big Picture, we take a more in-depth look at the possibility that the Department of Children and Youth Affairs may be disbanded by the incoming government.

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Policy, Advocacy and Campaigning Team Update: Dáil Questions

April 28, 2020

In a recent edition of The Big Picture, the Policy, Advocacy and Campaigning team outlined a number of Parliamentary Questions that were submitted on our behalf by Opposition TDs to the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs. Some of the questions have now been answered and we are outlining the responses here.

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Report Card 2020

March 9, 2020

Our Research Officer, Dr. Danielle Santanna, provides a summary of the Report Card 2020, an annual publication that assesses if the government has been keeping its promises to children.

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Code of Professional Responsibility and Code of Ethics for Early Years

January 22, 2020

In this week’s Big Picture, we provide an update on the launch of the Code of Professional Responsibility and Code of Ethics for Early Years which took place in the DCYA on January 20.

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Parental Leave

November 5, 2019

This week we take a look at the recent introduction of two weeks of paid Parental Leave, how the new leave will work and the plans to increase paid leave in the first years of a child’s life.

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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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