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EYES Update 19 January 2021

January 18, 2021

This week's EYES update takes a look at the updated Provider FAQs, the new HSE Childcare Facilities phoneline, some of the HSE’s public health messaging, and some important information on the force majeure application process.

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Approaches to Identifying Children or Settings in Need of Additional Support

January 8, 2021

As part of the First 5 Strategy, Frontier Economics was appointed to produce a set of research papers that will inform the development of a new funding model for our sector.

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Mechanisms to Control Fees Charged to Parents for Early Learning and Care and School-Age Childcare

December 22, 2020

As part of the First 5 Strategy, Frontier Economics was appointed to produce a set of research papers that will inform the development of a new funding model for our sector.

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Review of Working Conditions for Staff in Early Learning and Care

December 14, 2020

As part of the First 5 Strategy, Frontier Economics was appointed to produce a set of research papers that will inform the development of a new funding model for our sector.

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EYES update 15 December 2020

December 14, 2020

In this EYES Update, the team looks at employee bank holiday entitlements for the Christmas period and reviews the announcement of the 2021 Capital Grants.

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Pathways to better prospects

December 7, 2020

In this week’s Big Picture we give an overview of the online launch event of our new research report on pay and working conditions in the early years sector.

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International Approaches to Funding ELC and SAC to Reduce Costs for Parents

December 1, 2020

As part of the First 5 Strategy, Frontier Economics was appointed to produce a set of research papers that will inform the development of a new funding model for our sector.

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Garda Vetting Update 25 November 2020

November 24, 2020

This week, we look at what ‘Relevant Work’ is under Garda Vetting Legislation, and if Board Members can be Garda vetted. 

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International Comparisons of Fees, Staff Wages and Public Investment in Early Learning and Care

November 24, 2020

As part of the First 5 Strategy, Frontier Economics was appointed to produce a set of research papers that will inform the development of a new funding model for our sector.

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