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EYES Update 20 April 2021

April 19, 2021

This week, the EYES team are celebrating the 2nd birthday of EYES, we look at TWSS reconciliation and the resumption of Pobal compliance checks for the ECCE programme.

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Education, healthcare and housing: How access changed for children and families in 2020

March 8, 2021

The Big Picture provides a summary of a study that was recently released by Eurofound, which investigates how access to key services, such as education, have changed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Report Card 2021

March 1, 2021

The Big Picture provides a summary of the Report Card 2021, an annual publication from the Children’s Rights Alliance that aims at assessing if the government has been keeping its promises to children.

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EYES Update 23 February 2021

February 22, 2021

This week we look at the April deadline for SAC registration, the new DCEDIY Covid-19 Helpline and we have important information from Pobal regarding the COSP and February funding measures.

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EYES Update 26 January 2021

January 25, 2021

This week's EYES Update is a Human Resources special focussing on the use of the EWSS and different HR scenarios that might be encountered during the current Level 5 restrictions.

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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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EYES Update 30 September 2020

September 29, 2020

This week's EYES Update announces the launch of the National Quality Guidelines for School Age Childcare.

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EYES Update 25 August 2020

August 24, 2020

This week the EYES update focuses on PPS verification for ECCE, returning to work following an absence for staff, AIM funding and EWSS, and the opening of Higher Capitation applications.

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Press Release: Focused Policy Assessment (FPA) of the ECCE Higher Capitation Payment

July 24, 2020

Press Release: Focused Policy Assessment (FPA) of the ECCE Higher Capitation Payment - The Focused Policy Assessment of the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Higher Capitation payment is available now on the Government’s website.

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Access and Inclusion Model (AIM)

June 10, 2020

The Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) provides a range of supports to enable children with a disability to meaningfully participate in the ECCE preschool programme. Parents/carers/legal guardians and preschool providers make AIM applications jointly, through an on-line system.

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