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Submission: Select Committee on Children & Youth Affairs

March 6, 2018

ECI welcomed the opportunity to make a written submission in advance of Committee Stage of the Childcare Support Bill 2017, which took place on Tuesday 27th February.

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Minister Zappone updates the Children’s Committee of the Oireachtas on the Affordable Childcare Scheme

January 30, 2018

Last Wednesday, 24th January 2018, the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone TD, appeared before the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs.

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Budget 2018 investment in early years is ‘significantly less’ than levels needed

October 10, 2017

Last year, Minister Zappone managed to secure significant funding for the early years sector, but it is essential that this level of investment is sustained for the foreseeable future.

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Childcare providers to brief Oireachtas on new ‘More Affordable Childcare’

October 4, 2017

Childcare operators from Tallaght and Sligo will today brief members of the Oireachtas about their direct experiences of delivering More Affordable Childcare for the first time.

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Political Briefing with Oireachtas Members on More Affordable Childcare

October 3, 2017

Tuesday 3rd October 2017, Early Childhood Ireland is front and centre of a political briefing with Oireachtas members on More Affordable Childcare. The briefing is being hosted by Deputy Anne Rabbitte, Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs, who is a consistent voice in the Early Childhood Care and Education.

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ECI Budget 2018 Submission ‘Invest for the Best’

October 3, 2017

We are delighted to announce the formal launch of ECI’s Budget 2018 Submission Invest for the Best: Building a world-class early childhood care and education system for Ireland. 

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Majority of childcare providers will not increase fees in 2017

August 15, 2017

Media interest in childcare fees has increased ahead of the roll out of ‘More Affordable Childcare’. Our survey reveals that the majority of childcare providers will not increase fees in 2017.

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