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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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The Big Picture: Budget 2021

October 5, 2020

With Budget 2021 just a week away, we are still working hard to bring our proposals to the attention of policymakers. Our main focus is on reminding the government that Ireland is at the bottom of the investment league for early years and school-age care and urging them and Opposition Parties to address this.

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Early Childhood Ireland’s Learning Hub

September 22, 2020

We are pleased to announce the launch of Early Childhood Ireland’s Learning Hub – an eLearning platform which aims to empower and support our members and their educators to not only ensure compliance, but also to build professional knowledge among existing staff.

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EYES Update 23 September 2020

September 21, 2020

This week’s EYES Update looks an attendance update for CCSP Savers. The team reviews at updated guidance on restricting movements and the Government's green list. Finally, the team looks at the Government’s Plan for Living With COVID-19 and what this means for the sector.

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EYES Update 08 September 2020

September 7, 2020

This week we look at changes to unpaid parental leave. We have information on the HSE’s Isolation Quick Guide, offering the full 3 hours of ECCE and changes to the max number of NCS subsidised hours.

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EYES Update 01 September 2020

September 1, 2020

This week we have an update on PPSN verification on the Hive and HSE guidance on COVID-19 symptoms in children. We also inform you of the extension of the COVID-19 Capital Grant application deadline.

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Government must seize opportunities presented by Covid-19 crisis to build more coherent childcare sector

September 1, 2020

As members reopen for the 2020/21 year, Early Childhood Ireland is calling on the government to provide for increased and sustained investment in our vital sector.

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Early Childhood Ireland Webinar Series 6 – Recordings

August 21, 2020

Early Childhood Ireland Webinar Series 6 - Recordings. In this webinar, recorded for Early Childhood Ireland, Donie Wiley will navigate the changes to the recruitment process brought about by the need to carry out the process remotely.

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