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Membership renewal 2020-2021

January 19, 2021

Don’t forget to renew your membership before 31 January 2021 to retain access to a wide range of benefits and services.

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Ireland Childhood Ireland’s Learning Hub

January 19, 2021

While some of our member settings are currently closed and others operate at reduced occupancy, we wanted to remind you about the benefits of Early Childhood Ireland’s Learning Hub.

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Engaging while apart – part 2

January 18, 2021

To help you in your work of keeping connected with parents during this period of closure
we have gathered resources from a small range of organisations that provide support to parents of, and to, children with disabilities. You may wish to share these resources to support parents of children with a disability

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Garda Vetting Update 19 January 2021

January 18, 2021

This week we urge you to apply for a GNVB Affiliate Registration Number issued by the Garda National Vetting Bureau (GNVB), which will soon be compulsory in order to access Garda Vetting in the near future.

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EYES Update 19 January 2021

January 18, 2021

This week's EYES update takes a look at the updated Provider FAQs, the new HSE Childcare Facilities phoneline, some of the HSE’s public health messaging, and some important information on the force majeure application process.

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Early Learning Care Graduate Outcomes 2013-2017

January 18, 2021

This week’s The Big Picture provides a summary of a recent study by the Central Statistics Office (CSO), which investigates the outcomes, employment sectors and earnings of graduates who completed an Early Learning Care (ELC) course.

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Scéalta Blog: Kindness Elves

January 14, 2021

This week Eilish Balfe from Happy Days, Ratoath tells us about how the Kindness Elves inspired practice story evolved with the children.

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Better Start Quality Development Service

January 13, 2021

If you have the opportunity to engage in some CPD during these times when many settings are closed, you might be interested in these online offerings from Better Start. They are providing a series of workshops on the Hanen Teacher Talk programme, a well-regarded programme to support children’s language development. They also have a Sensory Processing in Early Leaning series of workshops available. For further details click here.

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Engaging while apart

January 12, 2021

Here we are again, in level 5 restrictions, missing the children and families that participate in our Early Learning and Care services. But this time, we are all wiser and more knowledgeable about how to support our families and care for our ourselves and our staff. To support our members over the coming weeks, we plan to re-share our members’ learnings from the 2020 closure. This week, we focus on providing resources to help you keep your connections with the children and families in your services.

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EYES Update 13 January 2021

January 11, 2021

The first EYES update of 2021 looks at the recently provided FAQs, and our subsequent guidance, for reopening and level 5 restrictions.

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