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.

October 29, 2020
National Parents Council Primary

Last night saw the end of our October Let’s Talk series with Dr Colman Noctor which nearly 4,000 people attended over the 4 weeks. Although the Let’s Talk series is over (for now), Colman has ... See more

October 28, 2020

Reminder: AIM Level 1 LINC Applications
Notice posted on PIP 28/10/20:
Reminder: The application process for all qualified LINC Co-Ordinators is now open on the Early Years Hive.
Any applications ... See more

October 27, 2020

PIP announcement on CPD Payments:
CPD Payments were issued on Friday 23rd of October to all services for participants who partially completed Hanen ‘Teacher Talk’ and Aistear and Play CPD ... See more

October 27, 2020
Wexford Parent's Hub

📣 ANNOUNCEMENT 📣

Barnardos Ireland have free webinars about online safety available to all parents.

Delivered via Zoom by an experienced trainer, they are 45 minutes in length, with Q+A ... See more

October 23, 2020

Reminder announcement on PIP for service providers:
AIM Level 1 LINC Applications

Reminder: The application process for all qualified LINC Co-Ordinators is now open on the Early Years Hive.
Any ... See more

October 22, 2020
first5.gov.ie

Guidelines on Student Placements in ELC settings for course providers and ELC settings is available on the First 5 reopening ... See more

October 21, 2020

Announcement on PIP re mid term break and NCS:
Dear Service Provider,
As the majority of schools are closed due to the mid-term break the week of 26th October, it may be necessary to make the ... See more

October 20, 2020
Early Years (Pre School) InspectorateTusla - Child and Family Agency

There are a number of early years' service provider updates now on the Tusla website, including a QRF elearning programme. ... See more

The Child and Family Agency was established on 1st January 2014 and is now the dedicated State agency responsible for improving wellbeing and outcomes for children.

October 19, 2020
Leadership for INClusion in the Early Years

LINC now open for applications:

The multi-award winning Leadership for INClusion in the Early Years programme is now accepting applications. INclusion Creates Opportunities to Learn. #BecomeAnINCO. For more see ... See more

October 12, 2020
Guidance during COVID-19

Service Providers, please be aware that the First 5 reopening we was last updated on Friday: https://first5.gov.ie/practitioners/reopening
Keep an eye on this webpage for the latest information.

First 5, Opening Creche after lockdown, Childcare reopening after lockdown, how to safely open after lockdown, Practitioner child ratios after lockdown, space ratios, Guidance on reopening, deep ... See more

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Information webinar ‘The Future of the Workforce and Future Funding in Early Learning and Care and School-Age Childcare: Key Consultation Findings, Next Steps’ on Wednesday, 16 December. Register to attend here: http://bit.ly/FutureFundingELCandSACWorkforce

#EarlyLearningAndCare #SchoolAgeChildcare

Free online interactive workshops full of hints, tips & advice to help you to support your child’s transition to primary school by @NPCprimary continue until 9 December.
Each session limited to 15 parents to allow for discussion & questions. Register here: http://bit.ly/TransitionstoPrimary

Free online interactive workshops full of hints, tips & advice to help you to support your child’s transition to primary school by @NPCprimary continue next week.
Each session limited to 15 parents to allow for discussion & questions. Register here: http://bit.ly/TransitionstoPrimary

We're celebrating World Children's Day with the launch of the #First5 Annual implementation Report 2019. Watch this video to find out what we did in 2019 to help give children the best start in life: https://youtu.be/1DcWbz4bSQE
#WorldChildrensDay

@unicefireland @creatkids

To ensure babies & young children have positive play-based early learning experiences, significant progress has been made to reform the Early Learning & Care & School-Age Childcare sector. Read more about #First5 progress here: http://first5.gov.ie/reporting-progress
#NaChead5 #PositivePlay

Places are filling up fast on consultation sessions for parents of Early Learning and Care and School-Age Children. Register at: http://bit.ly/ParentsSessions
#First5 #AnChead5 #FutureFunding #EarlyLearningAndCare #SchoolAgeChildcare

Share your experience of Early Learning and Care and School-Age Childcare by registering for a place on a series of parents’ sessions at: http://bit.ly/ParentsSessions
#First5 #AnChead5 #FutureFunding #EarlyLearningAndCare #SchoolAgeChildcare

Registration for parents sessions on future funding for ELC & SAC now open. To secure your place, register now here: http://bit.ly/ParentsSessions

#First5 #AnChead5 #FutureFunding

Free online interactive workshops by @NPCprimary to help you support your child to transition to from pre-school to primary school in September 2021 start today.
Register here: http://bit.ly/TransitionstoPrimary

Everyone is continuing to work very hard to ensure safe operating of Early Learning and Care (ELC) and School-Age Childcare (SAC) for staff, children and their families.
Check out our new posters below with advice for parents of children in ELC and SAC settings.

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‘Play and talk are the everyday glue of family life’ – parents, watch this video by @NCCAie for more key messages on your role in supporting your child’s learning % development from birth to 6 years here: http://bit.ly/3jmQ6Fi
#First5 #Aistear #StayingConnected

Is your child starting school in September 2021? @NPCprimary are running free online interactive workshops, full of practical hints, tips & advice to support your child’s transition to primary school.
Register & choose a date & time that suits here: http://bit.ly/TransitionstoPrimary

Parents, see some tips to help your young child (3-6 years) learn and develop through play here: http://bit.ly/Play3to6yrs
#First5 #Aistear #StayingConnected

Wexford Science Festival takes places from November 8th - 15th. Check it out at https://wexfordsciencefestival.ie/

This year the WexSci-Wexford Science Festival will have a digital format and runs from 8th - 15th November.

Give their facebook page a like or follow to keep up with what's happening https://www.facebook.com/WexSciFestival

#BelieveInScience
#WexfordTogether
#virtualevents
#WexSci2020

Tip sheet for parents; helping your toddler (12 months – 3 years) learn and develop through play http://bit.ly/PlayforToddlers
#First5 #Aistear #StayingConnected

Keep your child at home from childcare, school or preschool if they have symptoms of #COVID19 or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID19, or if they live with someone who is unwell & may have coronavirus. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3848IYX

Parents, see some tips to help your baby learn and develop through play here: http://bit.ly/PlayforBabies
#First5 #Aistear #StayingConnected

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