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Support Point Update 19 February 2019

February 19, 2019

This week we look at school aged childcare registrations and PAYE modernisation. We give you five top tips on sleep, and in our Capital Grants series we focus on Strand A.

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Early bird offers end today!

February 18, 2019

Click the More button to book your early bird ticket by Friday 22 February for the Early Childhood Ireland National Conference Weekend and save up to 25%!

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National Annual Awards 2019

February 18, 2019

The deadline to submit nominations for our Leadership Award, Partnership with Families Innovation Award and LINC Award for Leadership in Inclusion is Thursday 28 February!

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Take 5 for First 5

February 13, 2019

In the second video of Take 5 for First 5 series, we ask why the term Early Learning and Care is used in the strategy.

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Childcare Barometer 2019

February 13, 2019

Press Release: 87% of Irish adults believe childminders should be Garda vetted and have basic First Aid and other training, the Early Childhood Ireland Childcare Barometer 2019 has shown.

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Rufus the friendly monster

February 13, 2019

Early Childhood Ireland is delighted to partner with safefood to bring you a new joint campaign that aims to make learning good handwashing habits fun and keep E.coli at bay.

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Promoting the need for greater government investment in the early years

February 12, 2019

Members are aware of our continued calls for greater government investment in the early years sector. This remains a central issue in our policy and advocacy work and as part of this, we took the opportunity to host the Social Policy Network meeting last week.

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Support Point Update 12 February 2019

February 12, 2019

This week, our update covers management of frequent absences, facilities required in a setting if there are children sleeping, and Capital Grants 2019.

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Early Childhood Ireland Staffing Survey 2019

February 12, 2019

In order to present DCYA & other policy makers with the most up-to-date evidence available, we are asking you, our members, to please complete a short survey on your experiences with staffing issues.

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Annual Conference & AGM 2019

February 6, 2019

We will come together as a sector to share our collective knowledge, expertise, and experience in a vibrant dialogue about First 5 and its implications for the early years in Ireland.

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