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Following the launch of the Universal Design Guidelines for Early Learning and Care settings last week, Geraldine Delahunt recounts how she created an inclusive sensory garden in her service.

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This week we have information on the extension to parental leave. We also look at the administration of medication, the programme support payment deadline and we ask how to create a safety statement.

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In this week's Scéalta blog post, Maíre Corbett discuss the launch of the Universal Design Guidelines for Early Learning and Care settings.

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In this week's update, our Garda vetting team look at whether vetting is needed for parents going on outings with the setting.

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If we think of it like this, diversity is being invited to the party and inclusion is being asked to dance. As employers, what steps can services take to support true inclusion in the workplace?
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