Tralee Childcare Services Encouraged To Take Part In National Pyjama Day

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Pictured at the launch of National Pyjama Day – the annual fundraising drive organised by Early Childhood Ireland were Mia Bevins, aged 4; Teresa Heeney, CEO of Early Childhood Ireland and Calvin Smith Hayes, aged 3.

EARLY Childhood Ireland, the national representative body for the early years sector is calling on childcare services in Kerry to get involved in their annual fundraising drive – National Pyjama Day.

Taking place on May 10, the day will see thousands of children nationwide sponsored by their families to wear their pyjamas to preschool on that date.

Once they arrive at preschool on the day, participating children will take part in activities such as ‘PJ picnics’, den-building, pillow fights, bear hunts, and storytelling.

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All funds raised will then be donated to charities that work with children with additional needs.

Speaking at the launch of National Pyjama Day on Thursday, Teresa Heeney, CEO of Early Childhood Ireland, said: “The beauty of this initiative is that it’s all about children helping children. Each year, we’ve seen how much children love getting involved – they get such a kick out of wearing their PJs for an entire day in pre-school, but they also love the fact that, by doing so, they’re helping other children too.”

“34 childcare services in Kerry were involved in our initiative last year,” said Teresa Heeney. “We hope to build on that number this year so we’re calling on all childcare services in Kerry to register now and get involved.”

Early Childhood Ireland is calling on early-years services nationwide to register their interest in getting involved now at: All participating services receive an event pack from Early Childhood Ireland – with posters, a collection box, collection envelopes, balloons and stickers.

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