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EYES Update 21 May 2020

May 21, 2020

In this weeks EYES update the team discusses ongoing communications and connections with parents and risk assessments for your service when the time comes to reopen

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The Future of the DCYA

May 11, 2020

In this week’s edition of the Big Picture, we take a more in-depth look at the possibility that the Department of Children and Youth Affairs may be disbanded by the incoming government.

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Code of Professional Responsibility and Code of Ethics for Early Years

January 22, 2020

In this week’s Big Picture, we provide an update on the launch of the Code of Professional Responsibility and Code of Ethics for Early Years which took place in the DCYA on January 20.

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Press Release: RTÉ Investigates Update

August 1, 2019

Early Childhood Ireland remains deeply concerned about the multiple issues raised in the RTÉ Investigates programme on crèches, which aired last week.

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SAC Consultation Update

July 9, 2019

Early Childhood Ireland responded to DCYA's public consultation on regulations and a quality improvement framework for school age childcare by completing the online survey and a written submission.

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EYES Update 11 June 2019

June 11, 2019

In this week's update, we have information on the contracting stage of the National Childcare Scheme. We also have advice on summer outings, and how to claim reimbursements for FAR training.

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SAC Consultation Events

May 22, 2019

As you will be aware the Department of Children and Youth Affairs have launched a public consultation on the future regulations and quality improvement frameworks for school-aged childcare. Early Childhood Ireland is hosting four regional events for our members to discuss the questions raised in the consultation document.

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Early Childhood Ireland welcomes news 800,000 children have benefited from ECCE programme

May 8, 2019

Early Childhood Ireland has welcomed figures showing that 800,000 children have benefited from the ECCE preschool programme since 2010. The figures were released yesterday by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.

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National Childcare Scheme

April 2, 2019

Staff from Early Childhood Ireland received very worthwhile training from Pobal last week on the forthcoming National Childcare Scheme, so our Support Point colleagues are ready, willing and able to reply to members’ queries by telephone: 01 405 7103 or email.

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Support Point Update 26 March 2019

March 26, 2019

We look at the recruitment and selection process. We also highlight the Capital Grants deadline and look at the newly announced programme support payment from the DCYA. Member login required

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