We are pleased to advise you that the Annual Early Years Sector Profile 2023/24 survey is now available on the Early Years Hive.
The survey will remain open until Friday 31 May 2024 and can be accessed through the Early Years Hive at this linkGuidelines are also available on the Early Years Hive.
The Annual Early Years Sector Profile is the primary data source on the Irish Early Learning and Care (ELC) and School-Age Childcare (SAC) sector. It is developed and administered by Pobal on behalf of the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY).
The survey, which has been running for 22 years, plays a central role in informing policy development, assessing the impact of policy change and provides a comprehensive national analysis of approximately 4,000 ELC and SAC services throughout Ireland. Data from the survey will be published through interactive dashboards on the new Early Learning and Childcare Data website.
While we encourage all services to complete the survey, the completion of this year’s survey within the open window is mandatory for all existing Core Funding Partner Services. Services who wish to become a Core Funding Partner Service in the future must also complete the survey in advance of submitting their Core Funding application.
To help limit the time and effort required to complete the survey, much of the service characteristics, and further staff information for the Annual Early Years Sector Profile will be sourced from the Service Profile and Core Funding application data.
A number of questions that were previously captured through the Annual Early Years Sector Profile survey have moved to the updated Service Profile which went live on the 3 May. Services are required to update their Service Profile before commencing the 2023/24 Annual Early Years Sector Profile survey.
Many thanks in advance for sharing this valuable information about your service which will contribute to the overall snapshot of the sector.
The Early Years Team

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