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New Resources for Childminders

New Resources for Childminders A new Childminding Information Pack has been developed by the Childminding Development Officer team, it contains the most up to date information relevant to the childminding sector. The CMDO team have also published a poster ‘Infection Control Poster’ for Childminders. The Poster is available on the […]

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Free CPD E-Learning Courses

If anyone is intrested we have found some courses which are being run online for free. We are not encouraging anyone to do anything they do not wish to or recommending one above another. We are sharing some ideas of courses you may ne interested in, so if you have […]

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Workforce Development Plan

The consultation events aim to explore solutions to improve the quality of services Book here     Specific issues for discussion at the local events will include: attracting and retaining a diverse workforce ensuring availability and accessibility of provision making services more affordable and sustainable moving towards a graduate–led workforce in […]

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Draft Childminding Action Plan

On 29th September The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone TD, launched the Draft Childminding Action Plan, for the purpose of public consultation. The Draft Action Plan sets out proposals for improving access to high quality and affordable early learning and care and school-age childcare through childminding. […]

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What Works Website

Please see press release below re the new What Works website (whatworks.gov.ie) which was recently launched by Minister Katherine Zappone. The website provides a Data Hub which is a very useful tool for local & national data across the 5 Better Outcomes Brighter Futures national outcome indicators (https://outcomes4children.tusla.ie/) Welcome

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Addendum to Children First Guidance

Minister Zappone has published an Addendum to Children First Guidance.  The Addendum relates to the Need for Organisations Working with Children & Young People to Assess On-line Safety Risks.  For further details on this see: www.dcya.gov.ie/docs/EN/Press-Releases-copy-dcya-gov-ie-2019/81/5103.htm