Start Strong is collaborating with The Wheel, to invite you to take part in The People’s Conversation on Citizenship on November 10th in Dublin.
Start Strong welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the Department of Children and Youth Affairs in relation to the Department’s Statement of Strategy 2015-2017.
Read our response to the recent reports by Tusla on quality in pre-schools and the inspection process. Also, Budget 2015 and the "new early childhood education inspectors".
While some aspects of Budget 2015 are welcome, the Budget was a missed opportunity to increase investment in high quality early care and education in Ireland. Read Start Strong's analysis of Budget 2015.
Oct 27th, Nursery World Magazine: “Irish childcare settings will be inspected on their quality of education."
October 22nd: Discussion on the Free Pre-School Year on RTE Radio 1
Start Strong analysis of Budget 2015
Budget 2015 Coverage: 15th October 2014, The Irish Examiner, "Back to Work boost for parents", by Caroline O'Doherty