In this week's Scéalta blog, guest author Dr. Mary Moloney asks if classroom-based learning is enough to prepare early childhood teachers?

This week our HR topic of the week is paid leave, our topic of the week is child record forms and ask if a registered provider has to accept children who have not been immunised?

We are holding a free Keeping the 'Child in Mind' event in our offices in Tallaght, Dublin 24, on Saturday 21st July.

We have one winner for our April Inspired Practice Award. It is called "A New Baby and Settling Down" and comes from Niall Mór Childcare Centre.

The winners of our learning story award for March, April and May have been announced. Click below to read the stories now.
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