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Do you have a child with additional needs in your service? If so, we would like you to take 10-15 minutes to fill in a survey on your experiences of including him or her in your service.

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Zoo

The Dublin Zoo has introduced two new and exciting programmes, with the aim of helping young children make the connection between their food, the farm, their clothes and nature – a key to developing young minds. This is an active and fun-filled course where activities take place in a practical, learning environment, both indoors and outdoors. Read more for further information and booking details ...

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Child Protection Scrolling

Developed by the National Early Years Children First Committee, this Resource is intended to support early years services to develop their own Child Protection and Welfare Policy.

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Little Bites

Early Childhood Ireland and Safe Food have developed a one stop shop for information on food and nutrition. The resources on this hub will support quality experiences for children and provides a variety of downloadable resources and videos which will assist you when thinking about the importance of food and nutrition in children's holistic development.

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Are you applying for Strand 4 of the Early Years Capital Grants funding (up to maximum €500 for the upgrade of ICT equipment)? If so have a look at this exclusive offer from PawPear. This offer, when for used with the Pobal grant, means that members are able to purchase this laser printer for only €99. To get your quote, simply call 01 296 5180 and quote your Early Childhood Ireland membership number.

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News

Change to Garda Vetting Application Form

With immediate effect all Northern Ireland addresses on vetting applications must include a Postal Code. If it is not included the application form will be returned unprocessed.

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Special Needs Assistants in Early Childhood Care and Education Settings

Our recent submission to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Social Protection on the role of Special Needs Assistants in early childhood settings.

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Business Management Systems

Our holding statement to members on childcare and education business management systems.

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Events

Inclusion of Children with Additional Needs

Do you have a child with additional needs in your service? If so, we would like you to take 10-15 minutes to fill in a survey on your experiences of including him or her in your service.

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Outdoor Play and Learning (Mayo)

Early Childhood Ireland are pleased to announce an Outdoor Play and Learning Training Day in Mayo on Saturday 23rd May 2015. Spaces are limited so book your place now ...

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Reggio Summer School

The 3rd international summer will be taking place in Reggio Emilia, Italy - July 5th -13th 2015.

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