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EYES Update 6 August 2019

August 6, 2019

In this week's EYES update, we focus on written contracts and their importance.

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EYES Update 9 July 2019

July 9, 2019

In this week's EYES Update, we discuss healthy eating policies, and we ask what policies you are required to have when employing a staff member.

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Support Point Update 2 April 2019

April 2, 2019

This week our recruitment series focuses on reference checking. We also look at risk assessment and we invite you to submit a question.

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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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Support Point Update 23 October 2018

October 23, 2018

This week's HR topic of the week is staff recruitment. The update includes guidance on settling in and transitions policies and what information is needed to sign in a visitor to a service.

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October 2018

October 22, 2018

Read all the editions of Early Times Weekly from October 2018.

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ECI launches first annual Childcare Barometer

February 14, 2018

ECI-RedC poll shows widespread public support for increased investment in childcare.

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Editorial: Staffing Crisis

February 1, 2018

What we have heard from our members during the month of January reinforces the findings of our recent staffing survey and Pobal’s latest sector profile: recruitment and retention of staff is now the main challenge facing the early years sector. We have heard daily from members that staffing issues are causing serious sustainability concerns in their services.

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Government must prioritise childcare staff in Affordable Childcare investment

January 24, 2018

Early Childhood Ireland warns that staffing and recruitment within the early years sector remain at crisis levels

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Research shows depth of staffing crisis

March 31, 2017

Problems recruiting and retaining well qualified staff to work in pre-schools and crèches is putting their survival at risk according to research published today by Early Childhood Ireland.

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