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Support Point Update 9 October 2018

October 9, 2018

This week's HR Topic of the Week looks at pregnant employees and maternity leave. We discuss minimum space requirements, and we ask often manual handling training needs to be renewed.

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Support Point Update 10 July 2018

July 10, 2018

This week in our Support Point Update our Tusla non-compliances series looks at fire safety measures, and our Topic of the Week is hand hygiene.

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Committee Stage of the Childcare Support Bill 2017

March 13, 2018

On Tuesday 27th February, our Policy Officer Amy McArdle attended at the Committee Stage of the Childcare Support Bill 2017. You will recall that the Bill is before the Dáil, where it is common practice for the Committee Stage consideration to be taken by Select Committee, in this case the Select Committee on Children and Youth Affairs.

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Support Point Update 6th February 2018

February 6, 2018

In this week's Support Point Update we look at Pobal Capital Grants for 2018 in relation to planning permission, accident and incident records and the notification of incidents to Tusla.

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Support Point Update 23rd January 2018

January 22, 2018

This week we look at higher capitation and grandfathering, recording children's daily attendance and minimum space requirements.

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Advocacy in Action Jan 4th 2018 introduction

January 4, 2018

In this month’s Advocacy in Action our feature piece is on the Childcare Support Bill, which was presented before the Houses of the Oireachtas in December and is designed to provide the statutory basis for the Affordable Childcare Scheme.

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Tusla Early Years Inspectorate Report 2016

December 19, 2017

The second Annual Report of the Tusla Early Years Inspectorate 2016 was released last week and we have detailed some of the key findings in this article.

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Leadership and Supervision Programme

March 15, 2017

This programme is delivered over three workshops and uses interactive teaching methods to explore the role of Support and Supervision in quality early years provision.

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Support Point Update 14th Feb 2017

February 14, 2017

Information on recruiting staff, Pobal compliance visits and the use of hand dryers in settings.

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Support Point Update 31st Jan 2017

January 31, 2017

Information on references for employees, first aid training and toileting supervision.

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