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Support Point Update 16 October 2018

October 16, 2018

This week's update focuses on unpaid workers and record retention. It also includes information updating the ECCE calendar if your service has to close for the upcoming Presidential Election.

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Support Point Update 11 September 2018

September 11, 2018

This week our HR topic of the week is managing staff absences, we look at the new Quality Regulatory Framework, and adult:child ratios in mixed age groups.

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Support Point Update 4 September 2018

September 4, 2018

This week our Support Point Update covers annual leave, a critical incident plan and registering a child on the ECCE scheme mid-year.

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Support Point Update 28 August 2018

August 28, 2018

This week we cover staff induction, managing epilepsy in your service and we ask what needs to be recorded in the arrivals and collections records. Note: Member login is required to view this page.

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Support Point Update 21 August 2018

August 21, 2018

This week we look at employment contracts, the updated list of DCYA recognised qualifications, and adult:child ratios.

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Support Point Update 31 July 2018

July 31, 2018

In this week's update, we look at notice periods, what paperwork you should have on file in your service and the Pobal Higher Capitation announcement. Please note: Member login required

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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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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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