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The National Action Plan for Childminding

April 19, 2021

This week’s The Big Picture provides an overview of the National Actional Plan for Childminding, which was launched last week by Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth.

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EYES Update – 13 April 2021

April 12, 2021

A final reminder that School Age Childcare registration deadline for existing services is 16 April 2021. The team also look at recent changes to Parent’s and Adoptive Leave.

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EYES Update 6 April 2021

April 6, 2021

In this week's EYES update, the team looks at the fundamentals of children’s data protection and how our GDPR course can help your service to remain compliant.

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The future of the Irish Social Welfare System

March 29, 2021

This week’s The Big Picture looks at a recent study released by the National Economic and Social Council (NESC), which investigates if the Irish welfare system is fit for the 21st century.

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EYES update 30 March 2021

March 29, 2021

This week the EYES team reminds providers about the EWSS extension and the impending School Age Childcare registration deadline. The team also looks at annual leave and staff entitlements.

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EYES update 9 March 2021

March 8, 2021

This week we remind providers about Child Safeguarding Statements for your SAC Registration application and looks at the updated Early Childhood Ireland HR FAQs and manager access for our Learning Hub.

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EYES Update 2 March 2021

March 1, 2021

In advance of next weeks reopening of the ECCE programme, this week's EYES update looks at all the useful information providers will need to reopen their service safely for their children and staff.

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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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Engaging while apart – Part 5

February 9, 2021

This week we are delighted to bring you some useful tips and examples of practice from members of the national LINC team about inclusive methods of communicating with families.

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