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EYES Update 6 April 2021

April 6, 2021

In this week's EYES update, the team looks at the fundamentals of children’s data protection and how our GDPR course can help your service to remain compliant.

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SunSmart Kids

March 30, 2021

The Healthy Ireland SunSmart campaign encourages children and young people to protect their skin when outdoors by following the simple SunSmart 5 S’s from April to September, even when it is cloudy.

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ECI’s Learning Hub to support a safe environment

March 29, 2021

In Scéalta this week, Information Officer, Greg Merrin, shows how using Early Childhood Ireland’s Learning Hub can support Service Provider members.

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The National Childcare Scheme

March 29, 2021

To help parents gain access to affordable childcare, the National Childcare Scheme was launched in November 2019. It provides financial support through two subsidies.

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The future of the Irish Social Welfare System

March 29, 2021

This week’s The Big Picture looks at a recent study released by the National Economic and Social Council (NESC), which investigates if the Irish welfare system is fit for the 21st century.

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EYES update 30 March 2021

March 29, 2021

This week the EYES team reminds providers about the EWSS extension and the impending School Age Childcare registration deadline. The team also looks at annual leave and staff entitlements.

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Scéalta Blog – COVID-19 Impacts & Findings –ELC Iceland

March 22, 2021

Dr. Ingibjorg Sigurdardottir, assistant professor at the School of Education, University of Iceland discusses the findings from research undertaken during the first wave of the pandemic.

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EYES update 23 March 2021

March 22, 2021

This update shares a number of helpful, informational videos for Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare settings during COVID-19, which look at restrictions in the sector.

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The Workforce Development Plan

March 22, 2021

The Big Picture this week provides an update on the Workforce Development Plan.

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How to recruit, train and motivate well-qualified staff

March 15, 2021

The Big Picture provides a summary of an important report that was recently released by the European Commission, which investigates professionalisation in the ECEC sector.

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