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Support Point Update 16 October 2018

October 16, 2018

This week's update focuses on unpaid workers and record retention. It also includes information updating the ECCE calendar if your service has to close for the upcoming Presidential Election.

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Support Point Update 9 October 2018

October 9, 2018

This week's HR Topic of the Week looks at pregnant employees and maternity leave. We discuss minimum space requirements, and we ask often manual handling training needs to be renewed.

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Support Point Update 25 September 2018

September 25, 2018

In this week's Support Point update, we focus on carer's leave and what you should have in your first aid box. We also ask if you have to reapply for an INCO payment if you received it last year.

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Support Point – Our information and advice service

September 18, 2018

Support Point is an information and advice service for Early Childhood Ireland members. Using our dedicated phone line and email address, members can speak with Support Point directly.

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Support Point Update 11 September 2018

September 11, 2018

This week our HR topic of the week is managing staff absences, we look at the new Quality Regulatory Framework, and adult:child ratios in mixed age groups.

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Support Point Update 4 September 2018

September 4, 2018

This week our Support Point Update covers annual leave, a critical incident plan and registering a child on the ECCE scheme mid-year.

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Support Point Update 28 August 2018

August 28, 2018

This week we cover staff induction, managing epilepsy in your service and we ask what needs to be recorded in the arrivals and collections records. Note: Member login is required to view this page.

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Support Point Update 21 August 2018

August 21, 2018

This week we look at employment contracts, the updated list of DCYA recognised qualifications, and adult:child ratios.

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Support Point Update 14 August 2018

August 14, 2018

In this week's update, we look at the 2018/2019 DCYA programme funding rules, and our question of the week covers outing consent forms.

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