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EYES Update 26 May 2020

May 27, 2020

This week the EYES update looks at the government’s Return to Work Safely Protocol, the Local Authority COVID-19 Restart Grants and the list of Essential Services.

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Scéalta Blog – Together While Apart

May 27, 2020

This week, Veronique Didi from Piccolini Play & Learn preschool, Co. Wicklow tells us how she is keeping in touch with the children in her setting and maintaining an emergent curriculum online.

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Member-Only Shop Offer

May 27, 2020

Get 15% off Dinosaurs Floor Puzzle in our online shop from Wednesday 27 to Sunday 31 May 2020. Member-Only.

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Member Research Project – The challenges of re-opening

May 27, 2020

The Big Picture this week introduces Early Childhood Ireland’s new research project on the impact of Covid-19 and re-opening.

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CPD and Preparation for Reopening

May 26, 2020

In preparation for reopening, why not refresh, and encourage you staff to refresh, on child safeguarding and your obligations under the Children First Act 2015 by taking ‘Introduction to Children First’

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Garda vetting applications and re-vetting applications are being processed by post and email.

May 25, 2020

We would like to remind members that Garda vetting applications and re-vetting applications are being processed by post and email.

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EYES Update 21 May 2020

May 21, 2020

In this weeks EYES update the team discusses ongoing communications and connections with parents and risk assessments for your service when the time comes to reopen

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Reopening in Denmark

May 19, 2020

The Big Picture this week looks at how re-opening of early years settings has been handled in Denmark. We examine the steps that our Danish colleagues have taken to ensure that children in their care and their workers are safe, and we examine what practical lessons we can take from their experiences.

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Statement from Early Childhood Ireland

May 14, 2020

Statement from Early Childhood Ireland on the government decision not to proceed with provision of childcare support for frontline healthcare workers.

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Update: Reopening of Early Years Settings 2020

May 13, 2020

We have been working on the topic of the reopening of early years settings post the lifting of the COVID Lockdown for a number of weeks, researching what is happening internationally, analysing the issues and working with Irish and international experts in this area.

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