This survey looks at the working lives and everyday struggles faced by Early Years educators; the results are deeply troubling. The survey reveals a profession living in poverty with low pay and a lack of basic entitlements. The survey was carried out during 2019 by the SIPTU Big Start Campaign. A wide variety of individuals working in the sector were invited to participate. Over 3,200 individuals received this survey and there was a 45% response rate.Dr Amy Greer Murphy, who carried out the research, will present her findings at the survey launch in Buswells Hotel, Molesworth Street, Dublin 2 on Thursday, 26th September at 10.00am.