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International Comparisons of Fees, Staff Wages and Public Investment in Early Learning and Care

November 24, 2020

As part of the First 5 Strategy, Frontier Economics was appointed to produce a set of research papers that will inform the development of a new funding model for our sector.

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Review of the cost of providing quality early learning and care in Ireland

November 2, 2020

This week’s The Big Picture provides a summary of the main findings of a newly published research project launched by the Department of Children, Disability, Equality Integration and Youth launched.

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Healthy eating for 1 to 4-year-olds: The Children’s Food Pyramid Guidelines

October 6, 2020

Thursday 1st October saw the online launch of “Healthy eating for 1 to 4-year-olds; The Children’s Food Pyramid Guidelines”, a suite of resources for Parents, Health Professionals and Early Learning and Care settings.

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Take 5 for First 5

February 13, 2019

First 5 envisages a 30% graduate led workforce for the sector by 2021, building to 50% by 2028. We ask the Minister what additional supports will be put in place to help get settings to that point.

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ECI Welcomes the First 5 Strategy

November 21, 2018

Ireland’s first ever early years strategy, First 5, was published to much fanfare yesterday.

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