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Capturing the Wonder of Childhood

February 21, 2017

In this week's blog, Catherine Quinn discusses how Learning Stories can be a wonderful way to capture children's learning

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Children’s Rights Alliance Report Card 2017

February 21, 2017

Government receives an overall D+ grade for its delivery on key stated commitments to children and a C+ grade in its delivery to children in their early years.

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Support Point Update 21st Feb 2017

February 21, 2017

Information on fixed term contracts, responding to your Tusla Inspection report and car seat requirements.

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February Book of the Month

February 20, 2017

This month's Book of the Month is The Funny Family, written by The Montessori Class at Little Pathways in Sligo, about a funny family who are all teeny tiny and have funny names!

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Quality Regulatory Framework Consultation

February 17, 2017

Tusla Early Years Inspectorate are currently consulting with the ECCE sector to develop a Quality & Regulatory Framework. We are inviting our members to review and give feedback on the initial draft.

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New Blog Post – Priceless Times

February 14, 2017

In this week's blog, Emma Reilly looks at the importance of having relaxed transitions and allowing children to develop self help skills.

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Support Point Update 14th Feb 2017

February 14, 2017

Information on recruiting staff, Pobal compliance visits and the use of hand dryers in settings.

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Action Plan for Education 2017

February 14, 2017

The Department of Education and Skills published the Action Plan for Education 2017 on Monday 6th February. We have reviewed this plan for its relevance specific to the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECE) sector.

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Valuing the Early Childhood Professional – Research Seminar, Conference, Awards & AGM

February 12, 2017

This year's Annual Conference will take place over 2 days (March 31st - April 1st) in UCD. Not to be missed!

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ECCE Information for Parents

February 10, 2017

With the start of the new year we have been receiving calls from parents who are unsure when the Budget 2016 changes will take effect. This information is designed to address these queries.

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