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Support Point Update 17th Oct 2017

October 17, 2017

This week we have our second installment of the HR Webinar Series, information on risk assessments, and we look at the changes made to the ECCE Scheme in Budget 2018.

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New Scéalta Blog Post: Stories from the Heart

October 17, 2017

This week Maxine Ryan from Clare Family Resource Centre talks about her experiences of writing learning stories.

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Policy and Implementation Panel 2017-2018

October 17, 2017

Thank you to all members who applied to join ECI's Policy and Implementation Panel 2017-2018. We were delighted by the great level of interest from new and existing Panel members. The Panel is now established with cross-sectoral representation of private and community providers from full-time, part-time, sessional and ECCE only services throughout urban and rural Ireland.

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New Scéalta Blog Post: Change in the Air

October 10, 2017

This week guest bloggers from MECPI discuss how ECE professionals came together following a recent article on the suggestion of temporarily reducing qualification standards for ECE staff.

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Budget 2018 investment in early years is ‘significantly less’ than levels needed

October 10, 2017

Last year, Minister Zappone managed to secure significant funding for the early years sector, but it is essential that this level of investment is sustained for the foreseeable future.

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Children First Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children

October 10, 2017

In preparation for full commencement of the Children First Act (2015), the new Children First Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children was launched on October 2nd by Minister Katherine Zappone. The Guidance document has been updated to reflect the provisions of the Children First Act 2015 and includes specific information for Early Childhood Education and Care settings, regarding their legal obligations under the legislation.

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Support Point Update 10th Oct 2017

October 10, 2017

This week we introduce our new HR Webinar Series 2017, we look at Safe Sleep Policies and ask what documents do providers need to upload on to PIP for CCSP eligible parents?

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