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First 5 strategy-rising to the Challenge to make the Vision a Reality

Saturday, September 14th, 10am-5:30pm  Sheraton Athlone Hotel


  • Rollout of National Childcare Scheme

  • Legislation for School Age Childcare

  • Education inspection in the early years

  • Development of professional education and training programmes for the Early Learning and Care sector

  • Workforce Development Plan

  • Future regulation in Early Learning and Care sector

SPEAKERS include

JUNE O’SULLIVAN MBE Chief Executive, London Early Years Foundation (LEYF)

Toby Wolfe Early Years Quality Principle Officer, Department of Children & Youth Affairs


Fiona Mc Donnell National Manager: Early Years Inspectorate, Túsla – Child and Family Agency


Maresa Duignan Assistant Chief Inspector - Early Years Education and Policy, Department of Education and Skills.


The day will also include round table discussions among early years providers in break out groups.


Registered attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions for the speakers to address in advance of the event.

Tickets - €40 plus booking fee available at

For more information please email us  or call 087 2857304

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