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Support Point Update 2 April 2019

April 2, 2019

This week our recruitment series focuses on reference checking. We also look at risk assessment and we invite you to submit a question.

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Support Point Update 20th March 2018

March 20, 2018

This week we continue our GDPR series, we look at Healthy Eating Policies and ask how many cots are required in an early years’ service for children under 2 years?

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Editorial: Child Protection and the 2016 Regulations

March 12, 2018

The fact that child protection policy fell out of the revised regulations in 2016 is a matter of real concern to ECI. We see this as a matter of best practice, which the early years sector is committed to meeting, and the best interests of children availing of ECEC services. We hope our efforts support the Minister and DCYA in remedying the current legal lacuna and look forward to further constructive engagement.

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Support Point Update 6th March 2018

March 6, 2018

FAR training certification date extended, integrating practice, accidents and incidents policy in relation to Tusla inspections, and what form to submit if a service closed due to recent bad weather.

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Support Point Update 13th Feb 2018

February 13, 2018

This week we look at Pobal Capital Grants for 2018, staff rosters and notifying Tusla of changes to your service.

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Support Point Update 23rd January 2018

January 22, 2018

This week we look at higher capitation and grandfathering, recording children's daily attendance and minimum space requirements.

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Advocacy in Action Jan 4th 2018 introduction

January 4, 2018

In this month’s Advocacy in Action our feature piece is on the Childcare Support Bill, which was presented before the Houses of the Oireachtas in December and is designed to provide the statutory basis for the Affordable Childcare Scheme.

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Support Point Update 19th December 2017

December 19, 2017

This week we look at Annual leave and Public Holidays over the Christmas period. Also Tusla inspections and managing non-compliances, and what information do we need to record in the sleep log?

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Support Point Update 12th December 2017

December 12, 2017

This week our Tusla inspection non-compliances series covers qualification requirements, we look at carer's leave and what should be included in your fire safety register.

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Support Point Update 28th Nov 2017

November 28, 2017

This week our HR Series covers Parental Leave, we look at frequent non-compliances on Tusla inspections, and ask is every childcare worker in a preschool required to have a first aid certificate?

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