May 8, 2019

Over 800,000 children avail of first decade of free pre-school.
Annual budget jumps 172% since first roll out
Steep rise in the school-starting age
Statement by Minister Katherine ... See more

May 2, 2019

PIP Announcement- AIM Level 5
New Applications

Children eligible for the 2019/2020 ECCE programme
Where AIM Level 5 equipment and/or alterations are required, the preschool provider, in ... See more

May 2, 2019
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Early Childhood Ireland is a membership-based organisation focused on the comprehensive provision of early years childcare and education in Ireland

April 30, 2019

PIP Announcement

AIM application process for
September 2019 pre-school year

AIM Level 7
For children who are currently receiving AIM supports and are eligible to avail of a 2nd year of the ECCE ... See more

April 30, 2019

PIP Announcement
National Childcare Scheme, Early Learning & Care: Capital Funding Guidelines Now Available
The guidelines set out the application process for capital funding which will allow ... See more

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Reminder for early years services registered on PIP: The deadline for completing the Early Years Service Profile is today at 5pm.@pobal @DCYAPress

Garda Operation Paisti Car Seat Safety
Devised by Sergeant Dermot O'Connell of Killarney Garda Station, Operation Paisti is an awareness campaign in relation to Car Seat Safety.
@RSAIreland @rearfacingie @gardainfo

PRESS RELEASE: Have your say on School Age Childcare
Public Consultation launched ahead of National Childcare Scheme

Bachelor of Arts in Applied Early #Childhood #Education and #Care Level 7 @ITCarlowWexford for September 2019 deadline is fast approaching!
@WxCoChildcare @WexfordChamber @SkillnetIreland

We are thrilled to announce that registration for Early Childhood Ireland's National Pyjama Day 2019 is now open! We can't wait to celebrate this exciting event with #EarlyYears setting all across Ireland. Click here to register and get planning: #PJDay19

National Childcare Scheme...thousands of information packs are this evening in the post to providers and public offices...check out #NoChild2020 @merrionstreet @DCYAPress @EarlyChildhdIRL @ChildRightsIRL

Attention Update
closing date for receipt of the applications for the LINC Programme has been extended to Thursday 11th April 2019 at 4pm.

Minister Zappone welcomes the report of the National Disability Authority with regard to overage exemptions for the ECCE free pre-school programme

Childcare - 358 applications for our 6.1m Capital Grant Scheme received from providers!...another very busy year....the hard work of considering applications has begun!.. @DCYAPress @pobal @EarlyChildhdIRL @dcu_ecrc @SeasSuas_Irl @acpire @merrionstreet

One week to go until the closing of applications for the #finalyear of the #LINC Programme. Have you got your application in? @MICLimerick @EarlyChildhdIRL #finalweek #inclusion #education

PRESS RELEASE: Zappone confirms Childcare Programme Support Payments worth over €19m. Application window 13th May – 21st June 2019. Payments to issue end June.

Counting down to the National Childcare Scheme...this afternoon I am confirming 19m Euro in Programme Support payments for providers.....Overall investment is up 117% since 2015.... our work goes on @DCYAPress @acpire @SeasSuas_Irl @merrionstreet

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