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ELC and SAC Funding Models which Support Provision Quality

May 17, 2021

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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Roadmap for Social Inclusion 2020-2025

May 4, 2021

This week's Big Picture looks at the Roadmap for Social Inclusion 2020 – 2025 which laid out the Government’s ambition to “Reduce consistent poverty to 2% or less and to make Ireland one of the most socially inclusive countries in the EU”.

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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 future of the Irish Social Welfare System

March 29, 2021

This week’s The Big Picture looks at a recent study released by the National Economic and Social Council (NESC), which investigates if the Irish welfare system is fit for the 21st century.

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The Workforce Development Plan

March 22, 2021

The Big Picture this week provides an update on the Workforce Development Plan.

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EYES Update 2 March 2021

March 1, 2021

In advance of next weeks reopening of the ECCE programme, this week's EYES update looks at all the useful information providers will need to reopen their service safely for their children and staff.

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Approaches to Identifying Children or Settings in Need of Additional Support

January 8, 2021

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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Mechanisms to Control Fees Charged to Parents for Early Learning and Care and School-Age Childcare

December 22, 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 Working Conditions for Staff in Early Learning and Care

December 14, 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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