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New Scéalta Blog: Because You Matter

August 13, 2020

In this week’s Scéalta blog, Early Childhood Ireland’s Máire Corbett shares her key takeaways from the recent webinar with Anthony Semann.

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EYES Update 12 August 2020

August 11, 2020

We look at the DCYA’s communications on the COVID-19 restrictions in Kildare, Laois and Offaly. We have a handy reopening checklist for sessional services along with a link to the SAC Key Messages.

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Garda Vetting Update 12 August 2020

August 11, 2020

It will soon be compulsory for each early childhood and after school setting to have a unique GNVB Affiliation Registration Number, so if you haven’t applied for it already, please do so.

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The Big Picture: Meetings with Party Spokespeople

August 11, 2020

In this week’s Big Picture we have a report on Early Childhood Ireland’s recent meetings with the main Opposition spokespeople on Children, Disability, Equality and Integration.

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Outdoors: Sensory Motor Development

August 5, 2020

In these webcasts Carol Duffy, Early Childhood Specialist, Early Childhood Ireland, and expert on creating opportunities for outdoor and nature play in early years settings. Take us through the benefits of outdoor and nature play for sensory motor development in young children.

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Updated HPSC Documents

August 4, 2020

The HPSC have updated the Infection Prevention and Control guidance for Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare settings during the COVID-19 Pandemic document. Click below to read now.

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Early Childhood Ireland Webinar Series 4 – Recordings

July 29, 2020

Early Childhood Ireland Webinar Series 4 - Gillian Moore, Early Years Employer Service Manager, Early Childhood Ireland, in conversation with Beccy discusses how Covid-19 has had its impact on businesses and the challenges of this from a HR perspective.

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Reopening: We Were Ready!

July 29, 2020

In our Scéalta blog this week, Anne Macken from Happy Days Creche in Co. Tipperary, looks back on their preparation, planning and the early days of reopening and decides that yes, they were ready!

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ESRI: The Implications of Covid-19 for policy in relation to children and young people

July 28, 2020

The Big Picture this week summarises a new research paper published by the ESRI that maps the potential impacts of the Covid-19 crisis on children and young people.

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EYES Update 28 July 2020

July 28, 2020

This week the EYES Update focuses on travel and the ‘green list’, the Employer Wage Subsidy Scheme and supplementary cleaning devices.

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