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Early Childhood Ireland’s Learning Hub 

June 8, 2021

Free training! If you are a service-provider member of Early Childhood Ireland you and your staff can access a host of free, high quality training programmes.

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Summer of Play initiative

June 8, 2021

Minister O’Gorman announces roll out of Summer of Play initiative with €6m in funding for outdoor play.

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Scéalta Blog – Playing with Trophies

June 8, 2021

Do children need toys? This is the question Máire Corbett reflects on in her Scéalta blog post this week as she observed a little girl exploring and playing with some ‘trophies’ she found. Open-ended materials and plenty of time enable children to discover, be curious and to be involved in their own learning she concludes.

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The dynamics of child poverty in Ireland

June 8, 2021

The Big Picture summarises a new research paper published by the Economic and Social Research Institute that analyses child poverty in Ireland based on data from the Growing Up in Ireland survey.

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EYES update 8 June 2021

June 8, 2021

A reminder to service providers to check the Early Years Hive regularly and to update your HR policies in light of recent changes to legislation. The team also looks at administration of medication.

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Early Childhood Ireland’s Podcast

June 2, 2021

We are delighted with the success of Early Childhood Ireland’s podcast. Our podcast episodes have been downloaded over 1,000 times since the launch! Have you checked it out yet?

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Giant Fire Engine Floor Puzzle

June 1, 2021

This fire truck-shaped puzzle is ready to go with only 24 cardboard pieces to complete assembly! Its easy-clean surface keeps puzzle looking new.

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The EU Child Guarantee

May 31, 2021

This week’s The Big Picture looks at the EU Child Guarantee. In March, The European Commission launched its proposal to establish the EU Child Guarantee which aims to combat child poverty.

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Garda Vetting update 1 June 2021

May 31, 2021

This week we have some helpful tips when using our new Garda Vetting application process.

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