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Scéalta Blog – Let’s Talk about Dying!

November 21, 2019

This week is Bereaved Children’s Awareness Week (18 – 22 November). To mark this, Dr. Mary Daly reflects on her own experience of bereavement when she was a child.

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Indefinite extension of targeted Schemes

November 19, 2019

Families currently availing of targeted childcare schemes will be able to stay on these indefinitely, rather than moving to the NCS from Aug 2021. This raises concerns for families and our members.

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EYES Update 19 November 2019

November 18, 2019

In this week's EYES update we take a look at the on-boarding process for the Early Years Hive. We also highlight that the subsidy calculator is online and ready for parents to use.

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Kids Active Workshops – Book Now!

November 13, 2019

The next half-day Kids Active training programme takes place in Dublin on 30 November. For more information and book your place, just click below.

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ICT Grant Packages

November 13, 2019

The closing date to purchase one of the Early Childhood Ireland ICT grant packages has been extended to 30 November.

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Higher Capitation Payment Delays

November 12, 2019

This week our Policy, Advocacy and Campaigning team look at the ongoing issues that providers are facing with Higher Capitation payments.

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Scéalta Blog – Sorrow and Progress

November 12, 2019

In this week's blog post, Dr. Jennifer Pope reflects on a tragic event that she discovered when researching serious cases of food poisoning in Ireland.

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Garda Vetting Update 12 November 2019

November 12, 2019

This week we look at the requirements of re-registration with regard to Garda vetting. We have a new Identification Verification Form where relevant duties can be listed with regard to the role being vetted.

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EYES Update 12 November 2019

November 11, 2019

This week we share links to important training for the National Childcare Scheme. We clarify the term ‘competent person’ in terms of re-registration and we answer a question on safe sleep policies.

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Montessori and Intergenerational Care

November 6, 2019

In this week's Scéalta blog Máire Corbett discusses intergenerational initiatives in the USA.

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