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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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Support Point Update 16th January 2018

January 16, 2018

In this week's Support Point we discuss salary scales, maintaining ratios and ask do we need parents’ consent for taking photographs in our service?

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Support Point Update 9th January 2018

January 8, 2018

This week we note the national minimum wage increase, we continue to look at managing non-compliances and we ask how should a service deal with the flu that is currently circulating?

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Support Point Update 31st Oct 2017

October 31, 2017

In this week's Support Point we have the 3rd week of our HR Webinar Series, we look at exclusion periods and we ask what is a child safeguarding statement?

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Support Point Update 22nd August 2017

August 22, 2017

This week we look at Inductions & probation periods, transition year students and ask if CE workers can be considered in the child/staff ratio requirements.

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Support Point Update 8th August 2017

August 8, 2017

This week Support Point continues our series on recruitment and selection. There is also information relating to signing in/out children and rules about DCYA and Pobal funding.

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Support Point Update 25th July 2017

July 25, 2017

This week Support Point covers minimum enrolment numbers for ECCE, food safety training requirements, rules for DCYA childcare funding programmes and employees' annual leave and sick leave entitlements.

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Support Point Update 18th July 2017

July 18, 2017

This week our Support Point covers targeted subsidies for Affordable Childcare, employees' foreign qualifications and force majeure leave.

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Affordable Childcare Case Study Series

July 12, 2017

This is the first in a series of case studies designed to help you better understand how More Affordable Childcare will work when it begins in September. The series begins with the parents perspective. Later in the series we will look at the experience from the point of view of childcare providers. Today we meet Marc, Helen and their 16 month old son Noah.

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Support Point Update 11th July 2017

July 11, 2017

This week our Support Point covers limited numbers in sessional settings, requests from parents in relation to CCTV, employee terms and conditions and completing garda vetting forms.

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