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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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EYES Update 26 May 2020

May 26, 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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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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What the Children Say – SAC

May 12, 2020

Deirdre Horgan discusses school-age childcare from the child’s perspective and highlights what children want is play, home-from-home environments, and to be able to relax and feel comfortable.

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EYES Update 13 May 2020

May 11, 2020

In the EYES Update this week, the team look at the rollout of the new Childcare for Essential Health Workers scheme and review the going live of Phase 2 of the Temporary Wage Subsidy Childcare Scheme.

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The Future of the DCYA

May 11, 2020

In this week’s edition of the Big Picture, we take a more in-depth look at the possibility that the Department of Children and Youth Affairs may be disbanded by the incoming government.

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