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The National Action Plan for Childminding

April 19, 2021

This week’s The Big Picture provides an overview of the National Actional Plan for Childminding, which was launched last week by Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth.

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The National Childcare Scheme

March 29, 2021

To help parents gain access to affordable childcare, the National Childcare Scheme was launched in November 2019. It provides financial support through two subsidies.

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International responses to the Covid-19 crisis: The case of childcare

April 1, 2020

Governments’ responses to the Covid-19 crisis have varied significantly around the world. In this week’s The Big Picture, we look at how the United Kingdom, the United States and Norway - countries with similar early years systems to Ireland’s - have been trying to protect or work with the early years sector

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On your Behalf

March 23, 2020

As we continue to stay at home in large numbers, we need to stay positive and stay connected. To this end, I want to give an update on the areas on which we are currently focused on your behalf.

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Growing Up in Ireland

February 4, 2020

Our Research Officer, Dr Danielle Santanna, provides an update of the Growing Up in Ireland research, which is key to understanding the lives of children in Ireland, and will inform Early Childhood Ireland’s advocacy work, by connecting the everyday experiences and challenges in early years settings to the general trends emerging in national statistics.

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EYES Update 28 May 2019

May 27, 2019

In this week's update, the EYES team explore GDPR one year on, capital funding for the National Childcare Scheme, and respond to a query about vaccinations for measles.

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Real Cost of Providing Childcare Report Launch

September 29, 2016

Early Childhood Ireland launched a new report today entitled ‘Doing the Sums: The Real Cost of Providing Childcare’ with Meehan Tully & Associates Ltd.

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