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Early Childhood Ire
Membership-based organisation focused on the comprehensive provision of ECCE in Ireland. Next event: National Pyjama Day 2018!
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Early Childhood Ire 15h
Powerful display launch of . Calling for no child to be left behind by lack of investment in vital services.
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Early Childhood Ire Feb 20
The Children First Act 2015 places certain legal obligations on the sector in relation to the safeguarding of children. We have prepared a number of resources to aid members with this:
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Early Childhood Ire Feb 20
We were thrilled to host a final preparation meeting ahead of the RECE conference on Saturday 24th February. ECI will be present on the day with a display featuring Learning Stories, innovative practice, and the Children’s Book Club. We hope to see you there!
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Early Childhood Ire Feb 19
In our latest blog, early years specialist Debbie Mullen looks at our new Educator of the Year award and encourages those in the sector to nominate the exceptional educators they know:
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Early Childhood Ire Feb 19
Very best wishes to all as this important training continues!
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Early Childhood Ire Feb 19
- last week, we released our first annual Childcare Barometer, showing widespread public support for increased investment in childcare, parental leave, and more:
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Máire Corbett Feb 17
Do you know an inspirational educator? You should nominate her/ him for the first ever Educator of the year award sponsored by Time to Shine!
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Early Childhood Ire Feb 19
Interesting article in which looks at the benefits of a play-based curriculum for children:
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Early Childhood Ire Feb 16
The latest update from our team continues their information and advice series on Early Years and School Age Capital Grants:
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Katherine Zappone Feb 16
Childcare - during capital support for childcare will increase from 7m euro a year to eight times that.... our work continues
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Fiona Ferris Feb 16
Still two weeks to sign up for !!
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Early Childhood Ire Feb 16
Replying to @EarlyChildhdIRL
Earlier this week, we spoke to Emma Reilly from Cooperative Childcare Island Key about her service's plans for the big day - including a breakfast-in-bed themed party:
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Early Childhood Ire Feb 16
Yesterday, registrations for hit 800 settings! That means almost 40,000 children will be wearing their PJs to preschool and creche on Friday 2nd March to help raise money for charitable causes. We can't wait!
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Early Childhood Ire Feb 16
Our Early Bird ticket offer for the ECI Annual Conference, AGM, and Awards Night ends TODAY! Book your place now and save 25%:
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milica atanackovic Feb 15
is delighted to have deliver a masterclass examining the puppetry of ‘poor theatre’ and the magnificent legacy of Lithuanian puppeteer Vitalijus Mazuras
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Womenscouncilireland Feb 15
Strong support for paid leave in the first year of a child's life
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Early Childhood Ire Feb 15
Very pleased to see report on the findings of our first annual , released yesterday. The Barometer shows widespread public support for increased investment in childcare and more comprehensive parental leave:
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Pat Kenny Newstalk Feb 14
What needs to be done to make childcare more affordable in Ireland? We have & creche owner Paula Donohoe here
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Máire Corbett Feb 14
Proper pay and conditions vital missing link in further development and growth of our sector. Crazy that many graduates ate barely above min wage. We owe them and our children so much more
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Katherine Zappone Feb 14
Very interesting findings from ...investment in childcare is up 90% since 2015...however we still have a long way to go and I will be fighting for more in the Budget...
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