The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) and Pobal have extended the deadline for completing the Annual Early Years Service Profile 2020/2021 on Early Years Hive.

The survey is now in its 19th year and continues to be a key resource, giving a detailed  snapshot of the sector and providing successive governments with critical data  to inform planning, policy-making and investment.

This year’s survey in particular will help government understand the impact of COVID-19 on  the Early Learning and Care (ELC) and School-Age Childcare (SAC) sector.

It includes a supplementary questionnaire on income and costs and, for the first time, participants can now complete the survey through Irish.

Service Providers can access the survey through Early Years Hive.

The deadline for completion has been extended by a week to 5pm on Friday 18th June.

Annual Early Years Sector Profile Survey reports from previous years can be found here.