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Reopening – March 2021

March 1, 2021

We are happy to report that from 8 March that the ECCE programme will re-open for all ECCE children. From the 29 March, all children will be able to return to SAC and ELC services.

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EYES Update 23 February 2021

February 22, 2021

This week we look at the April deadline for SAC registration, the new DCEDIY Covid-19 Helpline and we have important information from Pobal regarding the COSP and February funding measures.

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January 2021

February 16, 2021

Read all the editions of Early Times Weekly from January 2021.

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EYES Update 16 February 2021

February 15, 2021

An announcement on the extension to Capital Grant 2021 deadline. Meanwhile, our team looks at recently announced Funding Agreement for the sector, as well as some new guidance and advice from the HSE.

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Women and labour market equality: Has COVID-19 rolled back recent gains?

February 8, 2021

The Big Picture provides a summary of a Eurofound study which investigates the evolution of gender disparities in the labour market and the unequal impact that the COVID-19 crisis is having on women.

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Growing up in lockdown: Europe’s children in the age of COVID 19

February 1, 2021

This week’s The Big Picture provides a summary of a study that was recently released by Eurochild, which investigates the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on children across Europe.

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EYES Update 2 February 2021

February 1, 2021

Level 5 restrictions have been extended until 5 March. The EYES Team look at the resulting implications of this for the sector in terms of funding, paying staff, FAQs and gatherings.

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EYES Update 26 January 2021

January 25, 2021

This week's EYES Update is a Human Resources special focussing on the use of the EWSS and different HR scenarios that might be encountered during the current Level 5 restrictions.

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Engaging while apart – part 2

January 18, 2021

To help you in your work of keeping connected with parents during this period of closure
we have gathered resources from a small range of organisations that provide support to parents of, and to, children with disabilities. You may wish to share these resources to support parents of children with a disability

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