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Early Learning Care Graduate Outcomes 2013-2017

January 18, 2021

This week’s The Big Picture provides a summary of a recent study by the Central Statistics Office (CSO), which investigates the outcomes, employment sectors and earnings of graduates who completed an Early Learning Care (ELC) course.

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Approaches to Identifying Children or Settings in Need of Additional Support

January 8, 2021

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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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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Review of Working Conditions for Staff in Early Learning and Care

December 14, 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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Pathways to better prospects

December 7, 2020

In this week’s Big Picture we give an overview of the online launch event of our new research report on pay and working conditions in the early years 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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Access to Early Childhood Education and Care

November 16, 2020

This week’s The Big Picture provides a summary of a study that was recently released by Eurofound, which investigates access to Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) services across Europe.

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Pathways to Better Prospects: update on the IHREC Project

November 9, 2020

In this week’s Big Picture we provide a snapshot of our research project that explores the theme of working conditions amongst early years staff in Ireland.

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Review of the cost of providing quality early learning and care in Ireland

November 2, 2020

This week’s The Big Picture provides a summary of the main findings of a newly published research project launched by the Department of Children, Disability, Equality Integration and Youth launched.

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