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Early Childhood Ire
Membership-based organisation focused on the comprehensive provision of ECCE in Ireland.
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Kieran Cuddihy 6h
Listen back to the results of our survey on childcare costs and reaction from (link: ) Tune in for further reaction including Children’s Minister
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Teresa Heeney 12h
Replying to @DCYAPress @tusla
The regulation of all Childminding must be prioritised by and if we want to ensure quality experiences for all children. Most young children in out of home care are looked after by childminders.
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Katherine Zappone 12h
The survey of costs shows must remain a Budget priority....we are correcting decades of under-invesment by many Governments...investment up 80% since 2016, but still way below international average
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Early Childhood Ire 12h
Tune in now with in conversation about the cost of childcare with our Director of Policy
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Early Childhood Ire Aug 18
A specialised GDPR training and toolkit pack is available from our shop. This includes all the tools needed to support compliance in your service, as well as training for two staff members:
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Early Childhood Ire Aug 17
Our Information Officers are a vital & empathetic link between ECI and our members. Are you an enthusiastic team player? Do you have excellent communications & customer service skills? We'd love to hear from you! Apply before Wed 29 August:
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Early Childhood Ire Aug 17
This is a lovely sentiment, shared by one of our dedicated specialists . Let's not forget the world of wonder all around us and how this can contribute to children's curiosity and imagination. 🍃🌍🐾🐞🐦
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Early Childhood Ire Aug 17
stipulates that staff must be aware of and receive training on their obligations in relation to data management and processing. This graphic provides an overview of what training is required and by whom:
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Early Childhood Ire Aug 16
The programme rules were published on Friday. This week's update from our dedicated team takes a detailed look at these. The team also discusses consent for outings:
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Early Childhood Ire Aug 16
Cork County Childcare Committee is seeking a research partner for a project focusing on the issues affecting rural services. For more information and to apply, please see the following link:
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Early Childhood Ire Aug 16
An updated guide to inspections has been made available by . This includes information on follow-through inspections and can be accessed at the following link:
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Early Childhood Ire Aug 15
We have developed a number of case studies to support members in ensuring compliance with . These studies explore different scenarios which may arise in settings and how to approach them:
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Early Childhood Ire Aug 15
Replying to @EarlyChildhdIRL
Our Budget 2019 submission can be read in full at the following link:
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Early Childhood Ire Aug 15
Replying to @KZapponeTD
In addition to increased investment, ECI also advocates for well-paid family leave; a comprehensive Strategy for Babies, Young Children, and their Families; and further development of the CPD infrastructure announced for the sector by Minister earlier this year.
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Early Childhood Ire Aug 15
Replying to @EarlyChildhdIRL
Robust and continuous investment across successive Budgets is still needed to ensure staff in the sector are fully supported to deliver a quality, sustainable service that is affordable for parents and families. This is something we are strongly advocating for in .
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Early Childhood Ire Aug 15
Replying to @EarlyChildhdIRL
However, much greater investment is still needed in order to bring Ireland's early years sector in line with our international counterparts. Ireland currently invests around 0.1% GDP in the sector - significantly below the EU average of 0.8% GDP.
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Early Childhood Ire Aug 15
Replying to @EarlyChildhdIRL
As noted in our Budget 2018 reaction, this increased capitation is a welcome acknowledgement of the supports needed by settings in providing quality & sustainable services. ECCE has been widely embraced & has contributed to greater awareness of the importance of the early years.
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Early Childhood Ire Aug 15
We're pleased to see a number of changed announced by in Budget 2018 being implemented. The ECCE scheme has been extended to two years and providers will receive a 7% increase in capitation payments in September.
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Early Childhood Ire Aug 15
'There is no longer a sense of preschoolers vs. toddlers. With mixed age groups, families no longer feel the need to fast track their children through childhood.' This week's blog looks at the benefits of mixed age groups in :
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MIC_Limerick Aug 15
ANNOUNCEMENT: Bookings for the Revolutionising Play International Conference on 15 Sept at are now closed. To be placed on the waiting list for tickets, email Dr Emer Ring, HoD Reflective Pedagogy & Early Childhood Studies at : Emer.Ring@mic.ul.ie.
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