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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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NERI publishes Affordability of Childcare Report

January 16, 2018

Recent research on the affordability of childcare highlights the differing benefit of universal childcare subsidies to parents living across the country. The research states that average prices for childcare in Dublin in 2017 were far higher than the rest of the country and the universal childcare subsidy is more beneficial to parents outside Dublin in relative terms.

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ACS 52-week Model

January 10, 2017

Following ECI advocacy, Minister for Children & Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone TD, is to replace the proposed 48-week funding model with a 52-week funding model under the new Affordable Childcare Scheme.

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ECI Advocacy Year in Review 2016

January 10, 2017

Early Childhood Ireland’s dedicated Policy, Advocacy and Communications Team is striving to ensure that Government policy is moving toward a model of childcare in Ireland that can deliver.

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