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.

June 10, 2021

Please see information on “Parent Child +” recruitment, a new initiative being organised by Youth New Ross.

June 10, 2021

**Covid Case Support Helplines**

There are two helplines available to services who have a suspected or confirmed case of Covid-19 in their service.

1. The HSE have a helpline to advise service ... See more

June 10, 2021

June 9, 2021

June 9, 2021

Wexford County Childcare Committee are hosting a FREE childminder networking event on 30th June at 7pm. This will be a virtual event and will take place via Zoom.

All participants will receive a ... See more

June 9, 2021

June 8, 2021

We are happy to share the re-design of the Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) website: www.aim.gov.ie. The website was designed with accessibility in mind, with feedback from parents, providers, ... See more

June 8, 2021

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Please see information below on “Parent Child +” recruitment, a new initiative being organised by Youth New Ross.

Wexford County Childcare Committee are hosting a FREE childminder networking event on 30th June at 7pm. This will be a virtual event and will take place via Zoom. Please see the flyer attached for further information and how to book your place.

We are happy to share the re-design of the Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) website: http://www.aim.gov.ie. The website was designed with accessibility in mind, with feedback from parents, providers, agencies and other departments. On the AIM website, parents and pre-school

DCEDIY Announcement

Minister O’Gorman announces roll out of Summer of Play initiative with €6m in funding for outdoor play.

See the link for further information:

https://www.gov.ie/en/press-release/360df-minister-ogorman-announces-roll-out-of-summer-of-play-initiative-with-6m-in-funding-for-outdoor-play/

**Free School Age Childcare Webinars**
Play in School Age Childcare
Amended hours – now 2 hour workshops. CPD certificates provided.
Please see the flyer below for more information and how to book your place.

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Following the HSE Cyber Attack on Friday 14 May 2021 all Tusla ICT systems have been disabled as a precaution.
Tusla remains available during this time.
Below are contact details for the different
departments within the Early Years Inspectorate.

Attention early years providers & school age childcare providers:
Be supported in developing your own outdoor environment for the children you work with, through the upcoming ‘Towards Quality Outdoor Provision’ Mentoring Programme.
Contact Eve (0871675758) in WXCCC for more info

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

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

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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