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EYES update May 25, 2021

May 24, 2021

This week, we look at the ongoing repercussions of the cyber-attack on the HSE and Tusla. We also look at leave entitlements available to parents, and the extension of the Grandfathering Declaration.

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EYES Update 4 May 2021

May 4, 2021

Big changes are coming to the Workplace Relations Commission, our EYES update has more information. Further information available on the important Accident and Incident process, and an update on COVID-19 symptoms.

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EWSS Continuation Campaign

April 26, 2021

This week’s The Big Picture provides an update on the latest policy developments relating to the Employee Wage Subsidy Scheme(EWSS) for the Childcare Sector and Early Childhood Ireland’s Campaign for the Extension of EWSS supports for the sector until 2022.

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How ELC settings have coped with inspection activity during the COVID-19 pandemic

April 20, 2021

We provide an overview of the results of a survey that was recently conducted by Early Childhood Ireland. The survey sought insights on inspection activity during COVID-19.

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EYES update 23 March 2021

March 22, 2021

This update shares a number of helpful, informational videos for Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare settings during COVID-19, which look at restrictions in the sector.

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Early Childhood Ireland calls on Government to extend sector supports until 2022

March 10, 2021

Early Childhood Ireland has called on the Government to extend the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS) to 2022. The organisation warned that, without such an extension, the childcare sector will be “in jeopardy”.

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Education, healthcare and housing: How access changed for children and families in 2020

March 8, 2021

The Big Picture provides a summary of a study that was recently released by Eurofound, which investigates how access to key services, such as education, have changed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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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