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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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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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COVID-19 Emergency Support

March 25, 2020

We have received confirmation all payments for ECCE, TEC, CCSP, and NCS & AIM will be paid up until April 3 2020. Please check PIP. Further details to follow.

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Early Childhood Ireland highlights three vital initiatives for next Programme for Government

January 24, 2020

Early Childhood Ireland has written to general election candidates in every constituency this week, asking them to support three vital initiatives in the next Programme for Government.

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Information Note to Members

January 14, 2020

EYES information note outlining important considerations for 5 February event. Member login is required.

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EYES Update 13 August 2019

August 13, 2019

This week's EYES update provides a guide to school age childcare registration and re-registration.

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EYES Update 16 July 2019

July 16, 2019

This week, we focus on managing powdered infant formula in a setting and we ask if you have to offer redundancy to an AIM worker at the end of their two year period with a child in the ECCE scheme.

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EYES Update 18 June 2019

June 18, 2019

This week we have information on the extension to parental leave. We also look at the administration of medication, the programme support payment deadline and we ask how to create a safety statement.

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EYES Update 14 May 2019

May 14, 2019

This week, we focus on how to manage bullying in the workplace. We also have information about programme support payment applications. As well as this, we look at the notification of incidents, and regulations around the use of wall cameras in settings.

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