Month: December 2023

News

Reggio Children webinar four – Speakers information

The fourth webinar in our series on the Reggio Emilia Approach will take place on Thursday, 11 January. This webinar series is part of The Reggio Children Project 2023, funded by National Pyjama Day. Date: Thursday, 11 January Time: 6pm to 8pm, online Theme: The Culture of the Atelier: An approach to learning. Speakers: Lorella

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Eurostat indicators

Introduction This month, Eurostat published new statistics available through a new indicator for measuring ‘Children in formal childcare or education by age group and duration’. These statistics measure the participation of children in Early Years and can be filtered by their age group and duration. The development of this indicator and collection of this data

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Policy in Action 19 Dec 2023

Department publishes transitional arrangements for financial reporting   Following discussions with Early Years (EY) and School Age Care (SAC) stakeholders, including Early Childhood Ireland, the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) has issued finalised transitional arrangements for financial reporting to cover year one and year two of Core Funding. In this transitional

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Garda Vetting

Garda Vetting Update December 2023

This week we look at consent for Garda Vetting and some of the reasons why Garda Vetting applications are cancelled by us or the National Vetting Bureau. You must ensure that the applicant fully completes the NVB1 form, and that the information is correctly typed into our online Garda Vetting form. Consent for Garda Vetting

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Policy in Action 12 December 2023

Early Years and School Age Care settings should be recognised as sites of migrant integration Early Childhood Ireland has called for Early Years (EY) and School Age Care (SAC) settings to be recognised as sites of migrant integration and inclusion in its submission to the public consultation to inform a national strategy for migrant integration,

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Staff Shortages in the Early Years Sector

The European Commission has published a new policy brief which examines the causes and repercussions of staff shortages in the Early Years (EY) sector. It always looks at possible measures to address the shortages. Increasing Staff Shortages Most European countries are facing staff shortages in the EY sector. Austria requires 7,200 more staff by 2025

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Policy in Action 5 December 2023

Minister questioned on Core Funding requirements at Oireachtas Children’s Committee   Financial reporting “We are close to…having something good, some clarity in the next day or two” regarding proposals for Core Funding financial returns, according to the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman TD, at the Oireachtas Committee on Children, Equality,

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