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Partnership with Families Innovation Award sponsored by Child Paths

May 4, 2021

Our vision for this award is to illustrate the realities of partnership with families amongst the settings that excel in this rewarding yet often challenging world of partnership.

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Early Childhood Ireland Inspired Practice Award 2021

May 4, 2021

This year there is a new category the Inspired Practice School Age Childcare Award. This award recognises specifically centre-based school age childcare.

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Roadmap for Social Inclusion 2020-2025

May 4, 2021

This week's Big Picture looks at the Roadmap for Social Inclusion 2020 – 2025 which laid out the Government’s ambition to “Reduce consistent poverty to 2% or less and to make Ireland one of the most socially inclusive countries in the EU”.

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Garda Vetting update 4 May 2021

May 4, 2021

This week we outline Garda Vetting processing times, Re-vetting, GNVB numbers and vetting for Board Members.

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EYES Update 4 May 2021

May 4, 2021

Big changes are coming to the Workplace Relations Commission, our EYES update has more information. Further information available on the important Accident and Incident process, and an update on COVID-19 symptoms.

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Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

May 1, 2021

In our Scéalta blog this week Emma Reilly reflects on how access to books in her early childhood gave her a lifelong love of books and reading. She outlines how Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is now giving children in Dublin 24, and in some parts of Cork City, that same opportunity to develop a love of reading, free of charge.

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Early Childhood Ireland Learning Story Of The Year 2021

April 26, 2021

Learning Stories are an effective and inclusive way of documentation and assessment in early childhood settings that require knowledgeable educators who understand children’s learning.

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EWSS Continuation Campaign

April 26, 2021

This week’s The Big Picture provides an update on the latest policy developments relating to the Employee Wage Subsidy Scheme(EWSS) for the Childcare Sector and Early Childhood Ireland’s Campaign for the Extension of EWSS supports for the sector until 2022.

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Aistear in Úlla Beag

April 26, 2021

In Scéalta this week Denise Sheridan describes how she established her setting Úlla Beag, in Co. Clare, in 2010 as an inclusive green school. Her approach to curriculum is ‘Play based learning delivered through Aistear’. She wanted to have an outdoor play environment, similar to what she grew up with, for her own children as well as children in the locality and there was no other green school outdoor setting available. She outlines how the Aistear framework underpins her practice and how the children in her setting experience outdoor play almost all day, every day.

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EYES Update 27 April 2021

April 26, 2021

There’s a new email for all your Learning Hub queries! Also in this week’s EYES Update the team looks at fire safety, fire drills and when you should conduct them.

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