Garda Vetting Compliance We would like to remind our members that it is illegal for early learning and care practitioners or school age childcare practitioners, or any person that undertakes relevant work, to start work in an early learning and care or school age setting, until their Garda Vetting has been completed, under the 2016
Month: May 2021
This year, World Book Day has been preceded in Ireland by a new government initiative, “Ireland Reads” which took place last Thursday 25 February. This is part of the Government’s ‘Keep Well’ campaign and is a public library initiative, in partnership with publishers, booksellers, authors and others. Ireland Reads encourages young and old to “Squeeze in
As per the recent advice from the Government, we are happy to report that from 8 March that the ECCE programme will re-open for all ECCE children. From the 29 March, all children, whether the children of essential workers or not, will be able to return to School Age Care and Early Learning and Care services.
The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth have shared some posters with guidance for Early Learning and Care and School Age Care settings. The posters give advice on face coverings, social distancing, play pods, transport and more. Both PNG and PDF versions are available to download or print. For PDF format click
Access to key services such as education, healthcare and housing has been complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic. A new report recently published by Eurofound investigates the changes that have taken place in the European Union up to the end of July 2020. The methodology is based on data from Eurostat’s European Union Statistics on Income
Early Childhood Ireland calls on Government to extend sector supports until 2022 ECI warns that providers reopening this week need a continuation of supports to avoid permanent closures Early Childhood Ireland, the leading organisation in the childcare sector, has called on the Government to extend the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS) to 2022. The