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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    

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NCCA Mo Scéal: Moving from Preschool to Primary

The NCCA Mo Scéal: Moving from Preschool to Primary templates are now available on-line at https://www.ncca.ie/en/early-childhood/mo-sc%C3%A9al (Go to ncca.ie/earlychildhood) Mo Scéal means ‘my story’ and the templates help to tell the story of the child’s learning and development. This information will be shared with parents and, with their consent, with the primary school. There is no requirement […]

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Government launches First 5, A Whole-of-Government Strategy for Babies, Young Children and their Families

The Government has today unveiled ‘First 5’, Ireland’s first ever cross-Departmental strategy to support babies, young children and their families. The ambitious ten-year plan will deliver: 1.    A broader range of options for parents to balance working and caring 2.    A new model of parenting support 3.    New developments in […]

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Online ‘GDPR for Management’ training

As you are all aware, the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) came into force on 25 May 2018 and all organisations are responsible for ensuring that they are meeting their obligations under the GDPR.  Of course, Data Protection legislation has been in force for quite some time and there is an […]