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EYES Update 26 January 2021

January 25, 2021

This week's EYES Update is a Human Resources special focussing on the use of the EWSS and different HR scenarios that might be encountered during the current Level 5 restrictions.

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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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EYES Update 30 September 2020

September 29, 2020

This week's EYES Update announces the launch of the National Quality Guidelines for School Age Childcare.

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EYES Update 25 August 2020

August 24, 2020

This week the EYES update focuses on PPS verification for ECCE, returning to work following an absence for staff, AIM funding and EWSS, and the opening of Higher Capitation applications.

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Press Release: Focused Policy Assessment (FPA) of the ECCE Higher Capitation Payment

July 24, 2020

Press Release: Focused Policy Assessment (FPA) of the ECCE Higher Capitation Payment - The Focused Policy Assessment of the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Higher Capitation payment is available now on the Government’s website.

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Access and Inclusion Model (AIM)

June 10, 2020

The Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) provides a range of supports to enable children with a disability to meaningfully participate in the ECCE preschool programme. Parents/carers/legal guardians and preschool providers make AIM applications jointly, through an on-line system.

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Early Years and School-Age Childcare Agency

May 6, 2020

In this week’s Big Picture, we re-examine one of our General Election 2020 asks in light of developments in the sector, owing to Covid-19 and the ongoing government formation talks.

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COVID-19 Emergency Support

March 25, 2020

We have received confirmation all payments for ECCE, TEC, CCSP, and NCS & AIM will be paid up until April 3 2020. Please check PIP. Further details to follow.

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Early Childhood Ireland highlights three vital initiatives for next Programme for Government

January 24, 2020

Early Childhood Ireland has written to general election candidates in every constituency this week, asking them to support three vital initiatives in the next Programme for Government.

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