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EWSS Continuation Campaign

February 22, 2021

We provide an update on work around the future of the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS) for the sector and our work with members assessing the impact that the EWSS has had on their services.

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Early Childhood Ireland Childcare Barometer 2021

February 15, 2021

This week’s The Big Picture provides an overview of our fourth annual Childcare Barometer, which shows widespread public support for continued funding for settings under COVID-19 restrictions.

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Workforce Development & Funding – The two critical issues for our sector are at a vital juncture

August 25, 2020

It is time for everyone who works in early years and school-age care and education in Ireland to have our say in the two most important areas of our sector: the workforce and a future funding model.

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Early Childhood Ireland welcomes news of record number of women in the workforce

April 24, 2019

The organisation says this highlights the importance of providing for well-paid family leave

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Childcare Barometer 2019

February 13, 2019

Press Release: 87% of Irish adults believe childminders should be Garda vetted and have basic First Aid and other training, the Early Childhood Ireland Childcare Barometer 2019 has shown.

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ECI launches first annual Childcare Barometer

February 14, 2018

ECI-RedC poll shows widespread public support for increased investment in childcare.

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