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Childcare staff should be treated on a par with other care and education professionals, says Early Childhood Ireland

December 3, 2020

Early Childhood Ireland has launched a new research report on pay and working conditions in the early years sector.

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Budget shortcomings leave providers and parents to once again pick up the pieces of a broken childcare model

October 13, 2020

Early Childhood Ireland, the leading organisation in the early years sector, has today (13.10.20) criticised the Government’s failure to provide more long-term investment to address chronic underfunding of a critically vulnerable sector.

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Budget shortcomings leave providers and parents to once again pick up the pieces of a broken childcare model

October 13, 2020

Early Childhood Ireland, the leading organisation in the early years sector, has today (13.10.20) criticised the Government’s failure to provide more long-term investment to address chronic underfunding of a critically vulnerable sector.

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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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Press Release: Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic for Policy in Relation to Children and Young People

July 23, 2020

Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration, Roderic O’Gorman T.D., has today (22 July 2020) announced the publication of the report ‘Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic for Policy in Relation to Children and Young People.’

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89% of respondents in favour of scheme to support frontline workers

April 15, 2020

Eighty-nine per cent of respondents want to support frontline workers through a specially-designed childcare scheme, according to survey results released today (15.04.20).

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Early Childhood Ireland seeks urgent clarification on wage subsidy scheme for childcare sector

April 7, 2020

Press Release: Early Childhood Ireland has called for an urgent update from the DCYA on the proposed government Wage Subsidy Scheme for the sector.

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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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ECI urges concerned crèches to get in touch

December 18, 2019

Please see our press release which was sent to national media this morning. As you can see we have raised the key issues relating to the insurance situation which has unfolded over the last few days.

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Five charities to benefit from PJ Day Fund 2019

December 11, 2019

ECI is delighted to announce the recipients of the National Pyjama Day Fund 2019. A total of 5 charities will benefit from grants from the Fund, which this year amounts to €280,000.

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