Letter to Providers Re Covid 19 Measures

Department of Children and Youth Affairs

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January 22, 2021
Supporting your child’s move from Primary to Post Primary School - Virtual 2021

National Parents Council Primary are running free online interactive workshops on “Supporting your Child`s move from Primary to Post Primary School”. The sessions are taking place online via Zoom ... See more

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January 20, 2021
Remote T&L Parental Survey

National Parents Council Primary are supporting the Department of Education Inspectorate to find out about parents views on remote teaching and learning. If you have a child in primary, post primary ... See more

January 19, 2021
Supporting Parents to support their Childrens Mental Health and Wellbeing - Virtual 2021

National Parents Council Primary are running free online interactive workshops on “Supporting parents to support their children’s mental health and wellbeing”, a training programme by NPC in ... See more

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January 15, 2021
Microsoft Forms

Researchers in NUI Galway are investigating factors that may influence preschool educators’ confidence in supporting children with additional needs within Early Childhood Care and Education ... See more

January 14, 2021

IMPORTANT: Force Majeure Announcement on PIP:

Force Majeure: Early Learning and Care and School-Age Childcare services over 11-31 January 2021

Service Providers wishing to submit a force majeure ... See more

January 14, 2021
Dr. Abilail Collins, Consultant in Public Health Medicine

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 ... See more

Dr. Abilail Collins, Consultant in Public Health Medicine, providing advice regarding the safety of early years creches and settings for Essential Workers du...

January 13, 2021
First 5 | Preschool at Home | Video Lessons For Families

Parents and Guardians, check out these Preschool at Home videos: https://first5.gov.ie/parents/preschool-at-home

Get inspired when teaching from home. Discover our guide videos that demonstrate simple ideas you can do at home that will support their learning through play.

January 12, 2021
FAQs for Providers of Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare Services (12 January)

The latest FAQ's for providers can be found at: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/367e6-faqs-for-providers-of-early-learning-and-care-and-school-age-childcare-services-12-january/

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January 11, 2021
Wexford Parent's Hub

📍 ANNOUNCMENT - PARENTS WEBINAR 📍

Wexford Local Development (WLD) are hosting a webinar workshop for Parents on Thursday 21st January from 10.30am to 12pm - "Understanding Anxiety and ... See more

January 11, 2021
FAQs for Providers of Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare Services (08 January)

https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/9df41-faqs-for-providers-of-early-learning-and-care-and-school-age-childcare-services-08-january/

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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

Do you work with children & young people & involve them in decision-making? Hub na nÓg's looking for examples of practice that have resulted in meaningful involvement of children & young people. Examples showcased on the HNN website. Closing date: 18 Dec: http://tinyurl.com/HNNYP

The next in @NPCprimary series 'Let's Talk' airs tonight, Wednesday, 9 December at 8pm, when Laura Berry, an SENO with the NCSE will talking about children starting primary school with additional needs.
Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AdditionalNeedsStartingPrimary

Don’t forget to register to attend the information webinar ‘The Future of the Workforce and Future Funding in Early Learning and Care and School-Age Childcare: Key Consultation Findings, Next Steps at: http://bit.ly/FutureFundingELCandSACWorkforce
#EarlyLearningAndCare #SchoolAgeChildcare

Have you seen our Information Blasts -available on our website? These are short documents that will refresh your knowledge on important safeguarding topics. Available in both English and Irish. Link below
http://childsafeguardingelc.ie/resources-publications/

Is your child starting school in September? @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

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

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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