Letter to Providers Re Covid 19 Measures

Department of Children and Youth Affairs

For the most up to date FAQ document please visit your PIP page.

May 4, 2021

PIP Announcement:

Dear Service Provider,
The CCSP Finance and Impact returns (FIRs) for April 2021 returns are available for completion on Pobal Online.

“As advised previously, the DCEDIY would ... See more

May 4, 2021
National Action Plan for Childminding 2021-2028

Information for Childminders about the #NAPC is now available in 11 more languages!🤓
Find them all at ... See more

May 4, 2021

The DCEDIY recently published a National Action Plan for Childminding (NAPC). To find out more go to https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/df207-national-action-plan-for-childminding-2021-2028/ or to the ... See more

May 4, 2021
Operating play-pods is key to keeping both children and staff in ELC and SAC settings safe.

Operating play-pods is key to keeping both children and staff in ELC and SAC settings safe
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeNcNgV7m3w

April 26, 2021
Social distancing for adults: information for adults about social distancing in ELC/SAC settings.

Social distancing for adults: information for adults about social distancing in ELC/SAC settings
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wI36iK8h24o

April 23, 2021
Photos from Wexford County Childcare Committee's post

Institute of Technology Carlow Wexford Campus in conjunction with Wexford County Childcare Committee and Wexford Chamber Skillnet are offering a Level 7 Bachelor of Arts in Applied Early Childhood ... See more

April 23, 2021
National Action Plan for Childminding 2021-2028

Have you read our booklet for #childminders on the National Action Plan for Childminding? Available to download at
https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/de22d-childminder-supports/
#NAPC #childcare

April 23, 2021
National Action Plan for Childminding 2021-2028

Have you read our booklet for #parents on the National Action Plan for Childminding? Available to download at
https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/150c6-parent/
#NAPC #childminders

April 23, 2021

April 22, 2021
Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth

Last Thursday we launched the National Action Plan for Childminding (2021 – 2028).

Below, we set out the key phases in the Action Plan, along with a summary of the actions scheduled to take place ... See more

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We have 4 School Age Childcare webinars coming up in June which will be hosted by WxCCC and delivered by Play Board Northern Ireland.
Booking is essential and you can book in for as many webinars as are of interest to you. Please see the flyer attached for how to book your place

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The DCEDIY recently published a National Action Plan for Childminding (NAPC). To find out more go to https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/df207-national-action-plan-for-childminding-2021-2028/ or to the NAPC YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCbDzj7-W-ptvqOFk0ysiYQ

Operating play-pods is key to keeping both children and staff in ELC and SAC settings safe
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeNcNgV7m3w

Social distancing for adults: information for adults about social distancing in ELC/SAC settings
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wI36iK8h24o

Operating play-pods is key to keeping both children and staff in ELC and SAC settings safe
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeNcNgV7m3w

University Hospital Waterford staff have put together a short, 3-minute video about the risks of button batteries to children under the age of 5.
The video can be found here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tK4Yp-48o7w

Helping kids through it: a reminder to us all about supporting children's wellbeing at this time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bsiYS3o-fg

Calling all Early Years Educators in Ireland!
Please give a few minutes of your time to complete the following survey about outdoor play and children's wellbeing. The survey aims to gain insight into your experience of educating young children.
https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=DsRSqomsY0qyz3xXD98d8p_zYJZvcPVPtG3q0u09H_BUREZDU1ZHTE5BMlUzMEVPM0hNQjdNR1paRi4u

The National parents Council are running FREE parent workshops titled “Supporting your child’s positive mental health in the early years”.
Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/EarlyYearsMentalHealth

Video message from Minister O'Gorman

Minister O' Gorman highlights some key messages for providers, practitioners and parents in ELC and SAC settings in the following video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNJFnK6XbQ8

Helping kids through it: a reminder to us all about supporting children's wellbeing at this time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bsiYS3o-fg

The HSE has recorded a short two-part video on the operation of ELC and SAC services during the current Level 5 restrictions. There is advice on how to help reduce the risk of spread of Covid-19 in settings by following the public health guidance.

Video 1

Video 2

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