SioltaScrolling

Are you interested in the quality journey for your early childhood setting? Would you like to be validated as a Síolta quality service? Want to hear all about it from your colleagues who have done it? Come along to our Mayo/Sligo showcasing event on 9th May in Castlebar and hear all about the process as well as how to engage.

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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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SurveyScrolling

Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete our recent Training Survey. We have now scheduled a range of courses (Manual Handling, First Aid, Food Safety, Fire Safety Awareness) based on feedback from the Survey. Please click the link below for further information.
Further courses will be released soon…..

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News

Response to the Public Consultation

Read our response to the Public Consultation on Future Investment in Early Years and School-Age Care and Education

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Parents Urged to Submit their Views to the DCYA

Early Childhood Ireland urges as many parents as possible to submit their views to the Department of Children and Youth Affairs as part of Inter Departmental Group analysis.

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Consultation: Let us know your Views on the Future of the Sector!!

The DCYA are conducting two consultations: One compiling views from the sector and one on views from Parents and Guardians.

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Events

Early Years Arts Seminar & Festival

Space Invaders return to bring you a weekend of artistic delights in Farmleigh on the 9th & 10th of May. The event is free but booking is essential

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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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Visit the Zoo

Why not take advantage of the warmer weather and enroll your service in the zoo's spring pre-school programme where the children will have access to a range of exciting activities.

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