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EYES Update 25 November 2020

November 24, 2020

This week we review the recent announcement regarding the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme. We remind members of the Grandfathering agreement deadline and we highlight our new managing visitors policy.

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EYES Update 10 November 2020

November 9, 2020

This week we focus on the Enhanced Illness Benefit, the launch of the EU Traffic Light system for travel and, closer to home, what should be publicly displayed by providers in settings.

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EYES Update 04 November 2020

November 3, 2020

This week's EYES Update includes an important notice on hand sanitiser and biocidal products. We look at Data Retention and Return to Setting Forms for children returning to the setting after illness.

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Review of the cost of providing quality early learning and care in Ireland

November 2, 2020

This week’s The Big Picture provides a summary of the main findings of a newly published research project launched by the Department of Children, Disability, Equality Integration and Youth launched.

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EYES Update 27 October 2020

October 28, 2020

We look at the essential status of the sector during level 5, the HSE’s close contact advice and the enhanced EWSS. An Important notice on the recall of Virapro hand sanitiser is also included.

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Update – Please do not attend our offices

October 27, 2020

In light of current public health concerns about COVID-19, we want to advise you of precautions we are taking and measures we ask you to adhere to in order to protect the health & safety of our staff.

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Garda Vetting Update 27 October 2020

October 27, 2020

We are delighted to let you know that Garda vetting will continue as normal during Level 5 restrictions.

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School Age Childcare Survey Results

October 27, 2020

Early Childhood Ireland recently conducted a survey to help us better understand the current challenges facing School Age Childcare providers.

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EYES Update 20 October 2020

October 19, 2020

This week we review the recently released guidance on student placements in settings. We look at the EWSS extension, and answer a query around the mid-term break, contractual arrangements and the EWSS.

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EYES Update 13 October 2020

October 12, 2020

This week’s EYES update includes an announcement from Revenue regarding EWSS payments and the team looks at advice around masks and face coverings.

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