Summing It Up: The ECI Stats Series

These infographics give statistics on children in Ireland, children in the early years sector, staff and settings in the sector, ECI membership and more. In a world of half truths and untruths, you are guaranteed the facts with Summing it Up!

Summing It Up: The ECI Stats Series

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Early Childhood Ireland grants permission for the reproduction of these infographics, provided due acknowledgement of the source is made. Please use the following citation: Early Childhood Ireland Summing It UP: The ECI Stats Series 2018. 

Infographic 1: Children attending Early Years Services in Ireland

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The statistics in Infographic 1 come from the Early Years Sector Profile 2016-2017. Pobal (2017) Dublin.

 

Infographic 2: Profile of Early Years Services in Ireland

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The statistics on chains are extrapolated based on Early Childhood Ireland membership information from 2017. In 2017 ECI had 3,299 service providing members, 74% of all services in Ireland.

All other statistics in Infographic 2 come from the Early Years Sector Profile 2016-2017. Pobal (2017) Dublin.

 

Infographic 3: Staff and Wages in the Sector

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The statistics in Infographic 3 come from the Early Years Sector Profile 2016-2017. Pobal (2017) Dublin.

 

Infographic 4: School-age Childcare in Ireland

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The main school-age childcare arrangements stats come from the Growing Up in Ireland National Longitudinal Study of Children.

The number of school-age children cared for by childminders and the percentage of schools that have a school-age childcare service come from the Action Plan on School Age Childcare, DCYA and DES (2017)

The other statistics in Infographic 4 come from the Early Years Sector Profile 2016-2017. Pobal (2017) Dublin.

 

Infographic 5: Our Membership

The statistics in Infographic 5 are based on Early Childhood Ireland membership information from 2017.

 

Infographic 6: DCYA Early Years Care and Education Schemes

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The statistics in Infographic 6 are based on press release from Department of Children and Youth Affairs, July 2018

 

Infographic 7: Birth Rates 2017

 ECI Stats Birth Rates 2017

The statistics in Infographic 7 come from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) Vital Statistics Yearly Summary 2017, released May 2018.

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