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Quality Regulatory Framework (QRF) access

In the last number of weeks, early years services received a copy of the ‘Quality and Regulatory Framework (QRF)’. The Quality and Regulatory Framework is Tusla’s interpretation of the requirements for compliance with the Early Years Services Regulations (2016). These requirements are based on best evidence drawn from national and international sources of the peer-reviewed,

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Créche Manager

Funbugs Childcare is a purpose built Early Childhood Education and Care setting that offers children aged from twelve months to twelve years fun learning and development experiences. The curriculum is play based emergent that is underpinned by the settings ethos, values and national quality and curriculum frameworks of having a child centred, child-led environment. We

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Garda vetting update 2 June 21

Garda Vetting Update 30 April 2019

Garda Vetting Policy Under Garda vetting legislation, the Childcare Regulations and Children First, every person who works directly with children, must have completed Garda vetting before they start work in an early years service. The early years service must also have a Garda Vetting Policy under their Recruitment Policy, which outlines the Garda vetting procedure

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National Early Years Forum Update

The fourth meeting of the National Collaborative Forum for the Early Years Care and Education Sector, known as the Early Years Forum, took place in Dublin Castle yesterday, Monday, 24th July.  Early Childhood Ireland was represented by our Director of Policy and Advocacy, Frances Byrne.   Packed Agenda The Forum had a very busy agenda which as well

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TUSLA Inspection Tool

The Tusla Inspection Tool has been published on their website. As you are aware the CHILD CARE ACT 1991 (EARLY YEARS SERVICES) REGULATIONS 2016 are now in force. Tusla intends to accompany these 2016 Regulations with a Quality Regulatory Framework (QRF) which will clearly explain what is expected under each Regulation. At this morning’s Tusla

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Judging Process 2021

Early Childhood Ireland National Annual Awards 2021 Judging Process Apply here for Awards What does the selection process look like? There are three stages in the selection process: Stage 1:  Early Childhood Ireland checks your eligibility to apply Submission of a fully completed application form. Relevant documentation provided and supporting requirements are met. We check

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EYES 8 June

EYES Update 10 November 2020

Early Childhood Ireland’s Early Years Employer Service (EYES) can be contacted Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm, by phone on (01) 405 7103 or by email on The EYES team is here to help with a range of issues related to the running of an early years and school aged service.  If you have

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QRF eLearning Programme

As you may be aware, some modules of Tusla’s eLearning programme on the Quality and Regulatory Framework (QRF) are now available on the Tusla website. The eLearning programme currently consists of a short video on using the online programme, an Introduction to the Quality and Regulatory Framework, and modules on Governance and Safety, which cover

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Early Years and School-Age Childcare Agency

As members know, one of our key asks for each of the political parties in the recent election was a commitment to establish a single Early Years and School-Age Childcare agency. This ask was carried over from our 2020 Budget policy document which asked the then Fine Gael led government to commit to establishing the

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Early Childhood Ireland Membership Renewal

Your Early Childhood Ireland membership is now due for renewal. Renew online before 30 September 2021 to be in with a chance of winning one of our weekly prizes of a personal tablet.