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How ELC settings have coped with inspection activity during the COVID-19 pandemic

April 20, 2021

We provide an overview of the results of a survey that was recently conducted by Early Childhood Ireland. The survey sought insights on inspection activity during COVID-19.

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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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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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EYES Update 29 October 2019

October 29, 2019

This week the EYES team looks at a higher capitation announcement from Pobal. We discuss equipment, offer reminders on outbreaks, and answer your question on safe sleep and sessional services.

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EYES Update 22 October 2019

October 22, 2019

This week we discuss the extension deadline for CCSP registrations, addressing your CAPA form following inspection and force majure Leave. There is also another chance to answer our survey.

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EYES Update 8 October 2019

October 9, 2019

In this week's EYES Update we discuss the National Childcare Scheme Capital Grants. We also ask for your feedback on the HR topics that interest you the most.

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Staffing crisis in female-led childcare sector threatens future of services

March 8, 2019

The detrimental impact of the early years staffing crisis is made clear in a new survey published by Early Childhood Ireland to coincide with International Women’s Day.

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Early Childhood Ireland Staffing Survey 2019

February 12, 2019

In order to present DCYA & other policy makers with the most up-to-date evidence available, we are asking you, our members, to please complete a short survey on your experiences with staffing issues.

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Recruitment Survey

March 21, 2017

Last chance to take part! - Deadline tomorrow Thursday 23rd March. You will be entered into a draw for tickets to our annual conference in UCD on April 1. We will announce the winner on Friday!

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New Erasmus+ project “SEQUENCES”

February 22, 2017

Early Childhood Ireland are delighted to be one of eight European partners in an Erasmus+ project entitled “SEQUENCES”- Self and external Evaluation of QUality in EUrope to Nourish Childhood Education Services.

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