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CPD and Preparation for Reopening

May 26, 2020

In preparation for reopening, why not refresh, and encourage you staff to refresh, on child safeguarding and your obligations under the Children First Act 2015 by taking ‘Introduction to Children First’

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Reopening in Denmark

May 19, 2020

The Big Picture this week looks at how re-opening of early years settings has been handled in Denmark. We examine the steps that our Danish colleagues have taken to ensure that children in their care and their workers are safe, and we examine what practical lessons we can take from their experiences.

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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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Early Years and School-Age Childcare Agency

May 6, 2020

In this week’s Big Picture, we re-examine one of our General Election 2020 asks in light of developments in the sector, owing to Covid-19 and the ongoing government formation talks.

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Statistical Spotlight: Young Travellers in Ireland

April 28, 2020

This week’s The Big Picture provides a summary of a study that was recently released by the Department of Children & Youth Affairs which provided detailed data on children and young persons who are members of the Traveller community in Ireland.

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Transforming the Early Learning and Care System and the Importance of Respect and Consultation in that process.

April 27, 2020

Transforming the Early Learning and Care System and the Importance of Respect and Consultation in that process. A look into what Early Childhood Ireland has asked the Govt on behalf of its members.

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On your Behalf

April 24, 2020

On your Behalf - Early Childhood Ireland's CEO, Teresa Heaney gives an update on areas the organisation is currently focused on.

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Pathways to Better Prospects: update on the IHREC Project

April 20, 2020

In this week’s The Big Picture we provide an update on our research project that explores decent work for early years staff in Ireland.

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The Big Picture 15 April 2020

April 13, 2020

Aside from our extensive engagements with DCYA where we sought to influence the design and rollout of the WSCS, we have also been active on the political front seeking to engage with key decision makers across the various Parties.

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Garda Vetting Update 08 April 2020

April 1, 2020

This week while early childhood and after school services are closed, we invite you to apply for a GNVB Affiliate Registration Number.

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