May 4th, 2016

I am writing to let you know that Start Strong closed its office on Friday April 29th 2016. Our work will carry on in various ways into the future, but the organisation will be wound up over the summer.

Since 2009, Start Strong has worked hard to put children's interests at the heart of early years policy. We believe that, in this time, we have made a real difference to young children's lives. We are extremely proud of our achievements and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for supporting our work.

I am delighted to announce that some of our work will continue through a newly created 'early years' position in the Children's Rights Alliance.  I hope that you will support them, as they carry forward the campaign for quality, affordable early childhood care and education.
We are also delighted that Toby Wolfe, our Policy and Research Officer will be based in the Department of Children and Youth Affairs for the next 2 years, working with their team on developing the Affordable Childcare Scheme.
In the meantime, although our office is now closed, you can still contact us via Our social media accounts will continue to be updated throughout May and our publications will be available on our website for at least another year.
Finally, in our next newsletter due out before the end of the month, we will look back over the Start Strong journey and remember our biggest successes and challenges!   
In the meantime, on behalf of the rest of the team here in the office - Toby, Lorraine and Tressan - thank you for being part of the last 7 years.
Warm regards

Ciairín de Buis
CEO, Start Strong

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