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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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International Approaches to Funding ELC and SAC to Reduce Costs for Parents

December 1, 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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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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School Age Childcare Survey Results

October 27, 2020

Early Childhood Ireland recently conducted a survey to help us better understand the current challenges facing School Age Childcare providers.

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EYES Update 20 August 2019

August 20, 2019

In this week's EYES update, we focus on Tusla re-registration.

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EYES Update 13 August 2019

August 13, 2019

This week's EYES update provides a guide to school age childcare registration and re-registration.

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July 2019

August 2, 2019

Read all the editions of Early Times Weekly from July 2019.

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May 2019

August 2, 2019

Read all the editions of Early Times Weekly from May 2019.

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SAC Consultation Update

July 9, 2019

Early Childhood Ireland responded to DCYA's public consultation on regulations and a quality improvement framework for school age childcare by completing the online survey and a written submission.

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SAC Consultation Events

May 22, 2019

As you will be aware the Department of Children and Youth Affairs have launched a public consultation on the future regulations and quality improvement frameworks for school-aged childcare. Early Childhood Ireland is hosting four regional events for our members to discuss the questions raised in the consultation document.

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