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Garda vetting update – no returns please!

September 18, 2018

At present we have a very high volume of Garda vetting applications being sent in to us and unfortunately a high number of these are being returned to members due to some common errors. We have devised the checklist below to help ensure your Garda vetting application goes through the process as quickly and smoothly as possible, without being returned to you!

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Membership Renewal Month 2018

September 14, 2018

We are now into the second week of September and membership renewal is in full swing. Many of you have already renewed your membership for the 2018/19 academic year and we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support.

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Visitors – a child’s view!

September 12, 2018

In this week's Scéalta blog post, Lorraine O'Connor looks at the impact visitors can have on the children in your setting.

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Widespread calls for more investment in early years

September 11, 2018

With budget 2019 just under a month away, organisations across Ireland have been releasing their budget submissions, listing what they want to see money spent on in the next budget.

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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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Membership renewal – member discounts

September 5, 2018

By renewing your membership you can continue to access a wide range of discounts. This includes items from our shop; special offers during our member-only sales & discounted tickets for our Conference.

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Getting to know you

September 5, 2018

With the new year upon us, in this week's Scéalta blog Máire Corbett explores ways of getting to know the children in your setting.

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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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Mixing the ages: part 2

August 30, 2018

In this week's Scéalta blog post, ECI's Máire Corbett discusses mixed age groupings, the benefits of which she saw first hand on a study trip to San Miniato.

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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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