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Support Point Update 19th June 2018

June 19, 2018

This week we look at specific purpose and term time contracts, Regulation 23 in relation to general safety in your service, and we ask what the adult:child ratio for an outing is.

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Support Point Update 5th June 2018

June 5, 2018

This week we look at social media in relation to GDPR, our Tusla inspection compliance series covers facilities for rest and play, and we detail changes to the ECCE Scheme from September 2018.

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Support Point update 8th May 2018

May 8, 2018

In this week's update, our Support Point team looks at GDPR and provides a sample letter that services can use to advise parents. The team also looks at ECCE closures due to the upcoming referendum.

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Support Point Update 24th April 2018

April 25, 2018

Data breaches, the basic needs of children & infants in early years services in relation to food, and if an ECCE registration needs to be changed if a child regularly misses the same day each week.

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Irish Early Years Sector leads the way in Supporting Children with Additional Needs

April 12, 2018

Early Childhood Ireland will hold its national early years Research Seminar, Conference & AGM 2018 tomorrow Friday 13th and Saturday 14th April.

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Support Point Update 10th April 2018

April 10, 2018

This week, our GDPR Series looks at communicating privacy information, our Topic of the Week focuses on the outings policy and we ask what the eligibility for INCO capitation is.

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Guidance on weather warning

February 28, 2018

Services should consider the safety and welfare of children, staff and parents before deciding whether they could open over the next couple of days given the forecasted weather conditions.

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ERASMUS+ Learning Mobility Programme to Tubingen, Germany

January 7, 2018

In conjunction with Leargas, ECI is delighted to offer an opportunity for Trainers who deliver QQI Level 5 and 6 accredited Early Childhood Care and Education programmes.

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Support Point Update 5th December 2017

December 6, 2017

This week we look at when a child can be registered for ECCE January enrolment, Force Majeure Leave and frequent non-compliances on Tusla inspections.

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Support Point Update 14th Nov 2017

November 14, 2017

This week we look at maternity leave rights, validated references in relation to Tusla Inspections and Child Records.

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