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CAPA – Corrective Actions and Preventive Actions

May 24, 2017

Early Childhood Ireland, in collaboration with TUSLA Early Years Inspectorate, wish to announce the roll-out of a support/training workshop for Providers.

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Support Point Update 23rd May 2017

May 23, 2017

This week in Support Point we talk about the update to the DCYA grant agreements, responding to non-compliance in inspections and rights of an employee to access data.

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Outdoor Odyssey

May 23, 2017

Early Childhood Ireland would like to thank Jan White, Menna Godfrey, all our guest speakers and ECI members that so generously gave of their time and expertise to make our Conference and events such a fantastic success. The conferences in Dublin and Galway created a wonderful energy and enthusiasm for more showcases and further continuous professional development programmes.

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Annual Conference Surveys: Please let us know your thoughts!

May 23, 2017

Whether you attended our Annual Conference in UCD on April 1st this year or not...we would love to get your thoughts. What can we differently next year to make the conference a better event for you. Please give us 3 minutes of your time and let us know!

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Update Your Service Profile in PIP

May 23, 2017

The Early Years’ Service Profile is now available for all services to complete via the PIP portal. The Service Profile will remain open for services to complete and must be submitted by the close of business on Friday 26th May 2017.

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PRSA’s: Pensions & Personal Retirement Savings Accounts

May 23, 2017

Did you know that under the pensions act an employer must appoint a designated PRSA provider? KIDD Insurances can assist you with a step by step guide as to your obligations, and they will help you implement the best pension option for you and your employees.

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ACS Information Campaign

May 22, 2017

Early Childhood Ireland welcomes the more affordable childcare information campaign just launched, with information packs arriving to childcare providers by post today.

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Lobbying for the Early Years Sector

May 16, 2017

On Tuesday 9th May, ECI Policy Officer Amy McArdle attended the Children’s Rights Alliance AGM and Annual Conference, which included a political panel discussion on early years reform. The discussion was wide ranging and the prevalent issues were around quality, professionalisation and pay and conditions.

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Support Point Update 16th May 2017

May 16, 2017

This week in Support Point we talk about accessing AIM supports, holiday entitlements for staff on a 38 week contract and registering as a food business if you provide meals.

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Wings to the Imagination

May 16, 2017

In this week's Scéalta blog post Early Childhood Specialist Máire Corbett discusses ideas for bringing music into your setting, as well as examining the four themes of Aistear in relation to music.

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