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International responses to the Covid-19 crisis: The case of childcare

April 1, 2020

Governments’ responses to the Covid-19 crisis have varied significantly around the world. In this week’s The Big Picture, we look at how the United Kingdom, the United States and Norway - countries with similar early years systems to Ireland’s - have been trying to protect or work with the early years sector

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EYES Update 08 April 2020

April 1, 2020

This week the EYES update looks at what COVID-19 (coronavirus) means for the re-registration deadline, and clarifies new changes to the rules around lay-offs, short time working and redundancies.

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COVID-19 Update: Restricted Movement Phase

March 30, 2020

Due to the review of the of the Restricted Movement Phase announced Friday 27 March, we have now closed our office and all of our staff are working from home.

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COVID-19 Emergency Support

March 25, 2020

We have received confirmation all payments for ECCE, TEC, CCSP, and NCS & AIM will be paid up until April 3 2020. Please check PIP. Further details to follow.

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EYES Update 23 March 2020

March 23, 2020

This week we have COVID-19 updates about the Pandemic Support Payment and the new COVID Employer Refund Scheme for disbursement of this payment. We also answer a question on duration of layoffs.

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Statement by An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar On measures to tackle Covid-19 Washington, 12 March 2020

March 12, 2020

Statement by An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar On measures to tackle Covid-19

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EYES Update 10 March 2020

March 9, 2020

This week's EYES Update provides some updated advice on COVID-19 (coronavirus), looks at the requirements for the 2020 Capital Grants, and clarifies the recent DCYA communication on Child Safeguarding Statements.

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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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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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