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New Early Times Weekly edition

November 14, 2018

Click below to read the latest edition of Early Times Weekly. This week we have information on Inspired Practice Award winners, Erasmus+/Leargas study trip survey, QRF briefings 2018 and more...

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September Inspired Practice Award Winners

November 14, 2018

We had two Inspired Practice winners for September with both relating to transitions.

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Children living with loss

November 14, 2018

This week is Bereaved Children's Awareness Week. In our Scéalta blog, Phil Lynch looks at how a bereavement can affect a child and ways to support them following their loss.

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Support Point update 13 November 2018

November 13, 2018

In this week's Support Point update, we focus on the appeals process, notifiable incidents, and ask how long an ECCE deposit can be retained. Member login is required to view this page.

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What’s the story, baby?

November 7, 2018

In this week's Scéalta blog, guest author Dr. Suzanne Egan looks at the importance of reading to babies.

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ECI shop new Christmas storybook offer

November 6, 2018

We are running an introductory offer on our new Christmas book, How many sleeps til Christmas, from Wednesday 7 November to Tuesday 20 November 2018. Order from our shop now.

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Automatic Enrolment Retirement Savings System

November 6, 2018

Last week Early Childhood Ireland made a submission to the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP) on the proposed Automatic Enrolment Retirement Savings System.

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Support Point update 6 November 2018

November 6, 2018

In this week's update, we look at disciplinary procedures, the Tusla Change in Circumstances Form and how long to retain child records. Member login is required to view this page.

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Things that go bump in the night

October 31, 2018

The winner of our Learning Story Award for September comes from The Cottage Kids in Dublin.

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Halloween – a trick or a treat?

October 31, 2018

In this week's Scéalta blog, Carol Duffy discusses the different ways settings celebrate Halloween and the importance of communicating with children about their experiences after the event.

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