Pre-schools facing unannounced inspections after summer

Service providers will be invited to give their views on new inspection regime
The quality of education being provided at pre-schools will be assessed for the first time after the summer under a new inspection regime.

The Department of Education and Skills […]

Scam Alert – Childcare Providers Take Note

Childcare providers – beware of new scam to try to defruad your childcare business
Several childcare providers have reported this scam to us recently.
If you get the below email, simply delete and ignore it. Basically if you engage the fraudster will […]

Early Childhood Ireland announce partnership with us!

New Deal for Members with

Early Childhood Ireland announces new Member Deal with
No Business – no matter how small can afford to ignore the power of the internet. If your business is not yet on line, you are invisible […]

Why are Irish creches going out of business?

Ireland has some fairly progressive childcare measures in place, yet still child-minding businesses are going to the wall.
This is a really interesting article from The Journal. It outlines why the ECCE has made it difficult for some childcare providers to […]

Parents Moving Back To Ireland Seeking Childcare – A Nice Trend To See

Parents Moving Back To Ireland Are Seeking Childcare – A Nice Trend To See For Economic Recovery!
We’re big on data and analytics here at and we’re always looking at where and how parents find our website to look for […]

Síolta Showcase Seminar in Castlebar tomorrow

With so much talk about Ireland’s early years strategy and the drive towards quality, accessible and affordable childcare, this seminar is aimed at local early childhood care and education services interested in the quality journey towards Síolta accreditation for early […]

Tax breaks for childcare will drive up prices, committee told

Tax credits for childcare can lead to costs going up, as has happened in other countries where they’ve been introduced, a Dáil committee on children has been told.

While recent public debate has focused on tax credits as a way of […]

Teresa Heeney (Early Childhood Ireland) Statement Today

Statement from Teresa Heeney CEO of Early Childhood Ireland appearing before the Joint Committee on Health and Children, as part of its consultative process, in the preparation for a Report on the Development of Quality and Affordable Child Care
“We welcome […]