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Scéalta : Finding creativity inside of yourself!

September 9, 2020

Marlene Mc Cormack reflects on the late Sir Ken Robinson’s influence on her thoughts on creativity and shares her own ideas on how early childhood settings can support creativity with children.

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Unicef: Understanding What Shapes Child Well-being in Rich Countries

September 8, 2020

This week’s The Big Picture provides a summary of a study that was recently released by Unicef, which analyses children’s experiences against the backdrop of their countries’ realities.

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EYES Update 08 September 2020

September 7, 2020

This week we look at changes to unpaid parental leave. We have information on the HSE’s Isolation Quick Guide, offering the full 3 hours of ECCE and changes to the max number of NCS subsidised hours.

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Update – Please do not attend our offices

September 7, 2020

In light of current public health concerns about COVID-19, we want to advise you of precautions we are taking and measures we ask you to adhere to in order to protect the health & safety of our staff.

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Scéalta Blog: Play Talk

September 2, 2020

In Scéalta this week, Speech and Language Therapist, Patricia Curtis, has a look at how play supports communication and language development.

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Using Social Media in Early Learning & Care Settings

September 1, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has ensured that many more settings are embracing digital media to communicate with parents and families! Here are a few tips for you when going digital.

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EYES Update 01 September 2020

September 1, 2020

This week we have an update on PPSN verification on the Hive and HSE guidance on COVID-19 symptoms in children. We also inform you of the extension of the COVID-19 Capital Grant application deadline.

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Government must seize opportunities presented by Covid-19 crisis to build more coherent childcare sector

September 1, 2020

As members reopen for the 2020/21 year, Early Childhood Ireland is calling on the government to provide for increased and sustained investment in our vital sector.

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Update: ECCE Registrations on the Early Years Hive

August 28, 2020

Pobal has issued further information for PPSN validation issues that have been occurring when submitting an ECCE registration on the Early Years Hive. Click below to read this information now.

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Scéalta Blog: Loving Relationships

August 26, 2020

This week Dee Finn reflects on recent requirements of physical distancing and how families might be feeling anxious to allow children to get physically close to anyone outside their immediate family.

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