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EYES Update 30 April 2019

April 30, 2019

This week we focus on defining employment status correctly. We look at Garda vetting, and our question of the week asks what qualifications are required for working with school age children.

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Support Point Update 9 April 2019

April 9, 2019

This week our recruitment series covers induction and probation. We also look at the qualifications required to work in childcare, and we ask how often you need to carry out a risk assessment.

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National Childcare Scheme

April 2, 2019

Staff from Early Childhood Ireland received very worthwhile training from Pobal last week on the forthcoming National Childcare Scheme, so our Support Point colleagues are ready, willing and able to reply to members’ queries by telephone: 01 405 7103 or email.

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Support Point Update 26 March 2019

March 26, 2019

We look at the recruitment and selection process. We also highlight the Capital Grants deadline and look at the newly announced programme support payment from the DCYA. Member login required

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Support Point Update 19 March 2019

March 19, 2019

This week we recap the HR changes that occurred in the first quarter of 2019. We look at the demonstration of need for capital grants and how to risk manage outings. 

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Support Point Update 12 March 2019

March 12, 2019

In this week's update we look at workplace well-bring in relation to mental health. We also cover public procurement and conflicts of interest for capital grant submissions, and ways to prevent accidents in your setting. 

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Support Point Update 5 March 2019

March 5, 2019

In this week's Support Point Update, we look at the ban on zero-hour contracts, blind cord safety and Capital Grants: Strand C.

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Support Point Update 26 February 2019

February 26, 2019

In this week's update, we start our series on getting prepared for the new Employment (Miscellaneous) Provisions Act. We also look at Strand B capital funding, and outdoor equipment safety.

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Support Point Update 19 February 2019

February 19, 2019

This week we look at school aged childcare registrations and PAYE modernisation. We give you five top tips on sleep, and in our Capital Grants series we focus on Strand A.

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Support Point Update 12 February 2019

February 12, 2019

This week, our update covers management of frequent absences, facilities required in a setting if there are children sleeping, and Capital Grants 2019.

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