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Information on virtual AGMs

October 6, 2020

As community members start to hold their AGM’s over the coming months, here are some tips on running virtual AGMs.

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The Big Picture: Budget 2021

October 5, 2020

With Budget 2021 just a week away, we are still working hard to bring our proposals to the attention of policymakers. Our main focus is on reminding the government that Ireland is at the bottom of the investment league for early years and school-age care and urging them and Opposition Parties to address this.

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Programme of consultation on a Workforce Development Plan and a new Funding Model

September 29, 2020

The Big Picture this week reminds our members that the government’s programme of consultation on a Workforce Development Plan and a new Funding Model ends on October 2.

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Early Childhood Ireland’s Learning Hub

September 22, 2020

We are pleased to announce the launch of Early Childhood Ireland’s Learning Hub – an eLearning platform which aims to empower and support our members and their educators to not only ensure compliance, but also to build professional knowledge among existing staff.

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Garda Vetting Update 23 September 2020

September 21, 2020

This week we outline the Garda Vetting Process and how to track a Garda Vetting application.

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Government must seize opportunities presented by Covid-19 crisis to build more coherent childcare sector

September 1, 2020

As members reopen for the 2020/21 year, Early Childhood Ireland is calling on the government to provide for increased and sustained investment in our vital sector.

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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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Dealing with the Pandemic: Member Consultation Project

August 17, 2020

In this week’s Big Picture we provide preliminary results of our consultation project that assessed how members have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and future challenges.

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Garda Vetting Update 12 August 2020

August 11, 2020

It will soon be compulsory for each early childhood and after school setting to have a unique GNVB Affiliation Registration Number, so if you haven’t applied for it already, please do so.

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The Big Picture: Meetings with Party Spokespeople

August 11, 2020

In this week’s Big Picture we have a report on Early Childhood Ireland’s recent meetings with the main Opposition spokespeople on Children, Disability, Equality and Integration.

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