Early Years Sector Profile Report 2016/2017 – November ’17
Minister Katherine Zappone has launched the Early Years Sector Profile Report 2016/2017. Link to Full Report here, which is developed and published by Pobal for the Department of Children and Youth Affairs annually. Pobal took the opportunity to thank services for taking the time to complete and submit the survey. The report provides a rich source of data on the early years sector in Ireland in presenting an overview of the early years sector for the academic year 2016 / 2017. It is based on survey responses from 3,707 services across Ireland (84% of all childcare facilities) in May 2017 and information from the childcare ICT system (PIP). This report provides insight into childcare numbers, fees, staff qualifications and wages nationally. County level information is available here
Early Years Sector Profile report recently published, provides a comprehensive national
analysis of the 4,300 services providing early childhood care and education in
Ireland. To supplement the report, Pobal have developed a range of interactive
dashboards. These dashboards reflect a range of topics covered in the report
and allow readers access data and information at county level.
The principal objective of this research project is to review existing research and relevant literature around contact with the outdoors and natural heritage for children aged 5 to 12, from the perspective of children’s rights to education, health and wellbeing. This includes analysing current trends and identifying gaps in the research on this subject, particularly in the Irish context.
The aim of the surveys was to seek the views of practitioners, employers and other interested parties on the extent to which current early childhood care and education qualifications provide early years practitioners with the appropriate blend of knowledge and skills to support the educational development of children in early years settings.
A Report for TUSLA: The Child and Family Support Agency Delma Byrne and Catriona O’Toole.
“Our vision is for Ireland to be one of the best small countries in the world in which to grow up and raise a family, and where the rights of all children and young people are respected, protected and fulfilled; where their voices are heard and where they are
Over the last 10 years, The Atlantic Philanthropies – with co-funding from Government Departments (both north and south of the border) – has invested heavily in a series of major projects for prevention and early intervention. The projects have been subject to rigorous evaluation, and we are now at a point when we can look back through the many evaluation reports and identify lessons learned.