Early Years Resources


Both the Children’s Rights Alliance and Start Strong participated in research programmes and in contributing to Government reviews on issues to do with early childhood care and education.

Below is a sample of the research and submissions that can be found in our full Resources Library.

Government Submissions:

Affordable Childcare Scheme, Heads of Bill and General Scheme (Children's Rights Alliance, 2017)

Single Affordable Childcare Scheme: Submission to DCYA (Children's Rights Alliance, 2017) 

National Skills Strategy (Start Strong, 2015)

Early Childhood Care and Education: Submission to DES (Start Strong, 2015)

Early Years Education-focussed Inspections (Start Strong, 2015)

A Breach of Trust: Submission based on Prime Time investigation (Start Strong, 2013)

Improving the Lives of Children and Young People (Start Strong, 2012)

Literacy and Numeracy in Schools (Start Strong, 2011)



Report Card 2017: Early Childhood (Children's Rights Alliance, 2017)

'Childcare' - Business or Profession? (Start Strong, 2015)

The Double Dividend: Childcare that's Affordable and High Quality (Start Strong, 2014)

Right from the Start: Building towards a National Early Years Strategy (Start Strong, 2013)

Families: Children's First Educators (Start Strong, 2012)

The Economics of Children's Early Years (Start Strong, 2011)

Why Early Childhood Care and Education? (Start Strong, 2009)



Budget 2017 (Children's Rights Alliance, 2016)

Budget 2016 (Start Strong, 2015)

Budget 2015 (Start Strong, 2014)

Published date: 
Monday, March 20, 2017