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.

April 22, 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 21, 2021
National Childcare Scheme

The National Childcare Scheme website and the Early Years Hive will be unavailable from 9am Friday, 23 April to Sunday, 25 April due to important scheduled maintenance.

The portals will be fully ... See more

April 21, 2021
National Childhood Network

Revised Health Promotion Programme for Preschool Practitioners


A new revised Healthy Ireland Smart Start Preschool Programme has been developed by the HSE and National Childhood Network (NCN), ... See more

April 19, 2021

PIP Announcement: NCS Sponsors: Launch of Dedicated Phone Line/Email Address and Process Reminder

Dear Service Provider,

We are pleased to announce that a new mailbox and phone line have been ... See more

April 19, 2021
Helping kids through it: a reminder to us all about supporting children's wellbeing at this time.

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

April 19, 2021
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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 ... See more

April 16, 2021

LINC Level 6 applications will open next Monday, 19 April and can be made via the LINC website: https://lincprogramme.ie/

Four online information sessions with an overview of the 2021 programme will ... See more

April 16, 2021
National Action Plan for Childminding 2021 - 2028

The National Action Plan for Childminding (2021-2028) was launched yesterday evening.

The new childminding webpage www.gov.ie/childminding is now live.
On the website you can find the following ... See more

The National Action Plan for Childminding is a pathway to be developed over the next 8 years that sets out steps towards regulation, support and subsidies, for all paid, non-relative childminders. ... 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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