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Report Card 2020

March 9, 2020

Our Research Officer, Dr. Danielle Santanna, provides a summary of the Report Card 2020, an annual publication that assesses if the government has been keeping its promises to children.

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EYES Update 03 March 2020

March 3, 2020

This week, the Early Years Employer Service team look at updates on the coronavirus and Capital Grants for 2020.

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International Women’s Day 2020

March 3, 2020

This week, ahead of International Women’s Day on Sunday, 8 March, we examine the issue of the undervaluing of care work in Ireland, the #EachForEqual campaign, and the theme of leadership in the early years and school age childcare sector.

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Garda Vetting Update 03 March 2020

March 3, 2020

In this week’s Garda vetting update, we encourage people to use the PDF forms to help minimise errors. We also include how to track a Garda vetting application, and we have some advice for applicants if they are having trouble completing their online e-vetting link from An Garda Síochána.

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All Party Committee on the Future of Childcare and the Early Years Sector

February 25, 2020

We look more in depth at one of our Election 2020 asks, a cross-party plan to outline a vision for the future of the early years sector in Ireland and an agreed commitment on how this would be funded. We examine a previous model that achieved political consensus on a far more contentious issue and explore if this method could work for early years.

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EYES Update 25 February 2020

February 25, 2020

This week’s EYES update focuses on the accrual of annual leave entitlements. We look at handling complaints and we have an update on the Tusla change in circumstances process.

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Scéalta Blog

February 24, 2020

Our National Annual Awards is a wonderful night of pride, accomplishment and achievement. This week, Debbie Mullen talks about the awards, outlines the categories and encourages educators to enter.

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Childcare Barometer 2020

February 19, 2020

The third annual Early Childhood Ireland Childcare Barometer indicates that 71 per cent of adults in Ireland want the next government to prioritise greater investment in childcare.

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EYES Update 18 February 2020

February 18, 2020

This week we focus on compliance for the National Childcare Scheme. We look at the considerations for the coronavirus in your service, and we answer a question on fridges in sessional services.

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Garda Vetting Update 18 February 2020

February 17, 2020

This week in our Garda Vetting Update, we look at the re-vetting process.

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