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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 14 August 2018

August 14, 2018

In this week's update, we look at the 2018/2019 DCYA programme funding rules, and our question of the week covers outing consent forms.

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Support Point Update 7 August 2018

August 9, 2018

In this week's Support Point Update, we look at bank holidays, the ECCE Programme closure and how to inform Tusla of any changes to your service.

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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 24 July 2018

July 24, 2018

Our topic of the week looks at the LINC Programme. Our HR topic of the week is the national minimum wage increase and we ask what resources are available to help update a food and nutrition policy.

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Support point update 26 June 2018

June 26, 2018

This week we our Tusla Inspection series looks at safe sleep, administration of medication and outings, and we ask if you should send home observations with children at the end of the year.

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Support Point Update 12th June 2018

June 12, 2018

This week we cover GDPR and consent for photographs, our Tusla Inspection series looks at infection control, and we ask "what are the requirement for cots in an early years service".

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Support Point Update 29th May 2018

May 29, 2018

This week we have a Child Record, our Tusla Inspection series looks at Health, Welfare & Development of a child, and we ask "Can I get a breakdown of payments from Pobal"?

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Support Point Update 24th April 2018

April 25, 2018

Data breaches, the basic needs of children & infants in early years services in relation to food, and if an ECCE registration needs to be changed if a child regularly misses the same day each week.

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