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EYES Update 25 June 2019

June 25, 2019

In this week's EYES update, we look at recent cases in the Workplace Relations Commission and what we can learn from them. We have information on the National Childcare Scheme, and our question of the week asks if parents have to be Garda vetted when assisting with events and excursions.

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Scéalta Blog – Evan’s Story

June 21, 2019

Following the launch of the Universal Design Guidelines for Early Learning and Care settings last week, Geraldine Delahunt recounts how she created an inclusive sensory garden in her service.

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EYES Update 18 June 2019

June 18, 2019

This week we have information on the extension to parental leave. We also look at the administration of medication, the programme support payment deadline and we ask how to create a safety statement.

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Universal Design: Design for All

June 13, 2019

In this week's Scéalta blog post, Maíre Corbett discuss the launch of the Universal Design Guidelines for Early Learning and Care settings.

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EYES Update 11 June 2019

June 11, 2019

In this week's update, we have information on the contracting stage of the National Childcare Scheme. We also have advice on summer outings, and how to claim reimbursements for FAR training.

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Garda Vetting Update: 04 June 2019

June 4, 2019

In this week's update, our Garda vetting team look at whether vetting is needed for parents going on outings with the setting.

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Early Years Employer Service Update: 04 June 2019

June 4, 2019

The EYES team's latest update looks at first aid, employee files, and Garda vetting for new staff members. Log in to read.

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Taking “AIM” at Workplace Inclusion

May 29, 2019

If we think of it like this, diversity is being invited to the party and inclusion is being asked to dance. As employers, what steps can services take to support true inclusion in the workplace?

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EYES Update 28 May 2019

May 27, 2019

In this week's update, the EYES team explore GDPR one year on, capital funding for the National Childcare Scheme, and respond to a query about vaccinations for measles.

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SAC Consultation Events

May 22, 2019

As you will be aware the Department of Children and Youth Affairs have launched a public consultation on the future regulations and quality improvement frameworks for school-aged childcare. Early Childhood Ireland is hosting four regional events for our members to discuss the questions raised in the consultation document.

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