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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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Support Point Update 5 February 2019

February 5, 2019

This week we look at adverse weather and service closures, safe sleep, and DES EYEI inspections. We also have a capital funding 2019 announcement.

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Support Point Update 29 January 2019

January 29, 2019

This week's update includes guidance on PAYE modernisation, DES inspections, and infection control.

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Support Point Update 22 January 2019

January 22, 2019

This week we look at nappy changing, infection control and staff considerations. We also ask if there is a qualification requirement for staff in a school-aged childcare facility?

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Support Point Update 15 January 2019

January 15, 2019

This week, we look at infection control, attendance records, and meningitis concerns. We also invite you to participate in a focus group for our new Early Years Employment Service.

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