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Frontier Economics Research Papers Frontier Economics was appointed as Research Partner to provide research support to inform the work of the Expert Group to develop a new Funding Model for Early Learning and Care and School-Age Childcare. Under the direction of the Expert Group, Frontier Economics have produced a set of research papers. These research papers aim to provide a broad foundational base upon which international comparisons and learnings can be drawn that will be of value for the development of the funding model in Ireland. The authors are solely responsible for the views, opinions, findings, conclusions and/or recommendations expressed, which are not attributable to the Department or the Expert Group. The suite of Research Papers are as follows: 1. International Comparisons of Fees, Staff Wages and Public Investment in Early Learning and Care.Download 2. International Approaches to Funding Early Learning and Care and School-Age Childcare to Reduce Costs for ParentsDownload 3. Review of Working Conditions for Staff in Early Learning and CareDownload 4. Mechanisms to Control Fees Charged to Parents for Early Learning and Care and School-Age ChildcareDownload 5. Approaches to Identifying Children or Settings in Need of Additional SupportDownload 6. Funding Models Addressing Early Childhood DisadvantageDownload 7. ELC and SAC Funding Models which Support Provision QualityDownload 8. Shared Delivery Models for Early Learning and Care and School-Age ChildcareDownload _________________________________________________________________________ Phase 1 Stakeholder Engagement and Consultation In 2020, a programme of consultation consisting of a Call for Submissions, a series of Online Consultation Events and a National Survey of Households was undertaken by the Expert Group. Reports from these consultations are published below. The outputs of the consultation will be weighted and balanced by the Expert Group and considered alongside the evidence in order to inform the next stages of development of the new funding model. Phase 1 consultation is now completed and the Expert Group for the development of a new funding model is progressing with Phases 2 and 3 of the Stakeholder Engagement and Consultation Plan. Phases 2 and 3 will require much more in-depth and strategic exploration of the issues by a stakeholder panel. Phases 2 and 3 will involve a series of facilitated events that bring together different perspectives to engage deeply in the conversation about how the various issues of affordability, sustainability, quality and inclusion interact and how the new funding model can best support all of these features. The reports are as follows: Overview of Phase 1Download Report on the findings of a Call for Submissions on the New Funding Model for ELC and SACDownload Report on New Funding Model Consultation with Providers and PractitionersDownload Report on New Funding Model Consultation with ParentsDownload IPSOS-MRBI Survey of ParentsDownload _________________________________________________________________________ First 5: A Whole-of-Government Strategy for Babies, Young Children and their Families 2019-2028 Independent Review of the Costs of Providing Quality Early Learning and Childcare in Ireland Share this:

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