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Autumn Term Membership

July 24, 2015

Join Early Childhood Ireland Today for as little as €69 for a Part Time Service for the Autumn Term

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Infection Prevention Control on Open Farms and Pet Farms

July 21, 2015

A visit to an open farm should be a very enjoyable and worth while experience for both children and adults alike. However, the open farm environment will be unfamiliar for some people and there are potential risks which visitors may not normally be exposed to.

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July Book Corner

July 21, 2015

In this month's Book Corner we are focusing on books about animals, three of which involve farm animals and the fourth being set in the jungle. If you are taking the children in your setting on an outing to the zoo or a pet farm, reading these books in the run up to the visit may be an ideal way to introduce the children to these animals.

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Reggio Meeting and Professional Development Programme

July 21, 2015

As the Reggio Children International partners for Ireland, Early Childhood Ireland were represented by Rita Melia and Debbie Mullen at the recent Reggio Children International Partners meeting and professional development programme in the Loris Malaguzzi International Centre in Reggio Emilia, Italy at the beginning of July.

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July 21, 2015

The top 3 issues about which we have been receiving queries from members over the last month, including policies and procedures, record keeping and displacement.

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Footsteps for the Future Report

July 20, 2015

On Wednesday the 15th of July we launched a new report “Footsteps for the Future” written by Dr Stephen Kinsella for Early Childhood Ireland. The report was launched in Buswells hotel.

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July 20, 2015

As a business owner or manager it is inevitable that you will have to deal with staffing issues from time to time. Whether this ranges from persistent lateness to inappropriate behaviour, the key to a successful outcome is how the situation is managed from the beginning. We have provided some tips to assist you in dealing with staffing issues.

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