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.

March 5, 2021
Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth

Watch our video below for important advice and information for parents of children, and practitioners returning to Early Learning and Care and School-Age Childcare settings over the coming weeks.

March 5, 2021

Job Vacancy:

Are you an enthusiastic, motivated, child-focused educator? Carraig Briste/Killegney Early Years are expanding their settings and recruiting full-time and a relief panel of educators. ... See more

March 5, 2021

March 4, 2021

Important Announcement on PIP today: Clarification on resumption of ECCE from 08 March 2021:

DCEDIY have provided the following clarification with regard to the resumption of ECCE from 08 March, ... See more

March 4, 2021

DCEDIY Covid 19 guidance poster for early learning and care and school age childcare services.

March 2, 2021

DCEDIY Covid 19 guidance poster for parents re: early learning & care and school-age childcare settings.

February 25, 2021
Stories and Storytelling in Early Learning and Care

Barnardos has a free resource 'Stories and Storytelling in Early Learning and Care' available at the following ... See more

This resource offers guidance on how to engage children in storytelling and story reading to support their learning and development. Free resource: After checkout, you will be emailed a download ... See more

February 23, 2021
NPC Transition from Pre-school to Primary School Information session for Parents - 2021

The National Parents Council (NPC) are running free webinars on “Supporting transitions from pre-school to primary school” in March. Click on the link to register ... See more

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February 9, 2021
www.barnardos.ie

Barnardos have developed a resource 'Supporting Young Children Experiencing Adversity During Covid 19'. Click on the link to view/ ... See more

February 8, 2021

Parenting Today are holding a talk on the Wexford Library Facebook page and on the Wexford Public Library's YouTube channel on the 25th of February at 8pm. This talk will cover Parenting Strategies ... See more

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Barnardos has a free resource 'Stories and Storytelling in Early Learning and Care' available at the following link:
https://shop.barnardos.ie/products/stories-and-storytelling-in-early-learning-and-care?mc_cid=4c7209220c&mc_eid=508e21a908

The National Parents Council (NPC) are running free webinars on “Supporting transitions from pre-school to primary school” in March. Click on the link to register https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NPCEarlyYears2021

Barnardos have developed a resource 'Supporting Young Children Experiencing Adversity During Covid 19'. Click on the link to view/ download.
https://www.barnardos.ie/media/10658/barnardos-supporting-children-facing-adversity-during-covid-19.pdf

Parenting Today are holding a talk on the Wexford Library Facebook page and on the Wexford Public Library's YouTube channel on the 25th of February at 8pm. This talk will cover Parenting Strategies and supports for children with additional needs in the Early Years.

There are a series of Parenting Today talks available on Wexford Public Library's Youtube channel. See the below link for more information.

https://www.wexfordcoco.ie/libraries/parenting-today-online-series

Childminding (CM) resources on the First 5 website have been updated:
Covid-19 CM Guidelines;
Covid-19 Infection Control Policy for CM in line with HPSC guidance;
Sample CM Covid-19 Control between Childminder and Parent;
CM Risk Assessment Template;
https://first5.gov.ie/guidance

National Parents Council Primary are running free online workshops on “Supporting your Child`s move from Primary to Post Primary School”. The sessions are at 10am Monday to Friday, and 8pm on Monday to Thursday next week.
To register click here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NPCTransitionOnline2021?fbclid=IwAR2pelc41jO9ljlU2mZNMA_AwG7Q5kgTz5QqFFtwoT5aF2psqlKJFt7nQLA

National Parents Council Primary are supporting the DES Inspectorate to find out about parents views on remote teaching and learning. Parents, please click the link below to complete the survey: https://checkbox.education.gov.ie/.../remote_teaching...
The survey will remain live until 9am 22/01/2021.

National Parents Council Primary are running free online workshops on “Supporting parents to support their children’s mental health and wellbeing” in conjunction with St. Patrick's Mental Health services. For more info & to register, click on this link:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Mental-Health-and-Wellbeing-Registration-for-Training-2021

It's getting close to #Christmas break for many of us, but rest assured, if you are #EarlyYears service who needs to contact us over the holidays, you can still get in touch. Here are the opening times /contact details for #EarlyYears Provider Centre. #StaySafe #HappyChristmas

As we approach the school holidays these may be useful tips for parents to help in #KeepingActive & #KeepWell

@SportActiveWex @HealthyIreland @WexfordCYPSC https://twitter.com/WHO/status/1340961248750563329

Thank you to all the children for keeping us safe this year during Covid-19. 👏

You have been so good at reminding us all to wash our hands, wear our masks and cough into our elbow.

I want to wish you all a really Happy Christmas! 🎄🎅☃️

New book gifting project for 4,500 Early Learning & Care settings to encourage a love of books & reading among young children announced by Minister @rodericogorman for delivery in 2021
More here: http://bit.ly/3p1aiQw

@DeptRCD @LGMAIreland

#First5 #BookGifting #FreeBooks

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

Supporting Children with Anxiety and Promoting Resilience with @colnoc77 , Dr Colman Noctor, is an online webinar from @WxCoChildcare happening on 16th December that may be of interest to both patents & practitioners.

Booking is essential.

#KeepWell #MindingYourMood

Buíochas do gach uile Chleachtóir Luathfhoghlama agus Cúraim Leanaí ar Aois Scoile as do chuid oibre go léir ag athoscailt i mbliana.

#GRMA #FanSlan #NaChead5

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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