Annual Pyjama Day

2013 National Pyjama Day took place on Friday 8th March and this marked the third year of Early Childchood Ireland partnership with The Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) Home Care for Children Programme, a service, funding Ireland’s first and only Consultant Paediatrician with a specialist interest in palliative care and a network of Children’s Outreach Nurses throughout Ireland.

Main attractions

  • Reading together and storytelling
  • Raising money
  • Playing games

The organisers of National Pyjama Day - Early Childhood Ireland say that, in additional to the fun and fundraising element of this campaign, National Pyjama Day is an ideal reminder to families nationwide about the importance of bedtime routines, especially reading stories, for young children which really aids language and literature skills in the crucial early years.

Click here to find out more about the event from the organisers Early Childhood Ireland

National Pyjama Day since it's inauguration so far raised over €1.5 million for children’s charities in Ireland. The event sees children in day care and preschool facilities all over Ireland wearing their pyjamas on a specific day to help raise much needed funds for a chosen charity

Click here to find out more about Irish Hospice Foundation

The Irish Hospice Foundation was raising the much needed funds for Hospice Home Care for Children Programme.


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