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Press release, 19/09/2014: Start Strong's Pre-Budget Submission calls for greater investment in young children in Budget 2015

Start Strong is calling on the government to prioritise young children in Budget 2015. “Now is the time for the Government to plan for a secure, long-term recovery. To achieve this, investment in early care and education must be a priority” says Ciairín de Buis, Director of Start Strong. Ms… Read more

Press Release, 04/09/2014: Start Strong welcomes review of programmes for those qualifying in early years care and education

Welcoming the review, Ciairín de Buis, Director of Start Strong, highlighted the importance of children’s early years: “Early Years are a crucial time in a child’s life. They can shape a child’s future and lay the foundation for future education and opportunities. But the quality of a child’s early education… Read more

Press Release, 14/08/2014: Inspection reports show quality standards in some crèches still not being met

A year on from the Prime Time investigation A Breach of Trust, inspection reports show that quality standards are still not being met in some crèches. Read more

Press release, 11/07/2014: Start Strong welcomes new Minister and says Early Years needs to be a top priority

Start Strong welcomes new Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr James Reilly, and says Early Years needs to be a top priority. Read more

Press release, 04/07/2014: Childcare subsidies should be linked to quality, says Start Strong

Childcare subsidies should be linked to quality, says Start Strong Read more

Press release, 28/05/2014: One year on from Prime Time investigation into crèches, little has changed

One year on from the broadcasting of ‘A Breach of Trust’, the RTE Prime Time investigation into crèches, very little has changed says Start Strong. Read more

Press release, 08/05/2014: Start Strong pays tribute to Frances Fitzgerald TD

Start Strong pays tribute to Frances Fitzgerald TD, 8 May 2014 Read more

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