For Practitioners

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HSE Health and Wellbeing are offering a free Stress Control programme, beginning on 7th February 2022.

Stress Control is an evidence-based programme that teaches you practical skills to deal with stress. The programme helps participants recognise the signs of stress. It covers topics including how stress affects our bodies and our thoughts. It teaches skills to overcome panicky feelings and tips to getting a good night’s sleep.

The sessions are presented by Dr Jim White, an internationally recognised expert in stress management who has teamed up with the HSE. He works with the EU to develop mental health services across Europe using interventions, including Stress Control.

An explanation of the Funding Mechanism
The new Funding Mechanism
Have you seen this one publication it is also available in Irish

Nurturing skills

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child



Here is a letter for Parents from the HSPC dated 27.1.22 which you can download


 Here is an article on Racism from Nursery World in the UK which you can download

Im not a Racist


Here is the latest update from HPSC as at 31.1.21


 Here is a document from Nursery World in the UK about Potty Training which you can download

Potty Training1 Potty Training 2


Here are links to two documents that DCEDIY released yesterday

From Nurseryworld Magazine -  Health & Nutrition

Health Nutrition


 HPSC Guidance 10.11.21
1st November

Isolation Update                                 IHPSC

What is Continuous Provision Part 1 & Part 2 - From Nursery World Magazine

Enabling Environments Continuous Provision              Enabling Environments 2 


Be Kind how adults can influence children with this and co-regulation

Be Kind          QA Document V5   
                                                This is the latest Q&A Booklet from Tusla V5

Here is a collaboration between Barnardos and NCN for newcomers and existing employees into the sector
Barnardos NCN Book

 The Benefit of Music for Children           

   Pitch Perfect


 Here is the latest updated from HPSC 30.08.21


 A Shared Vision for Outdoors


 PlayBoard's Summer of Play Challenge To Children in  Northern Ireland 

Given the fundamental importance of play in the lives of  children,no matter where they live on the island of Ireland, PlayBoardNI has shared their Challenge to Play poster with organisations working with children in  the Republic. 

 Feel free to download and display within  settings or  forward colleagues and parents. 

PlayBoard          Playboard2

 Early Years Sector Report                  ECI HR FAQ's Updated 15 June 2021

Early Years Sector Report                             ECI HR FAQs


EWSS Document as at          Working Time Agreement     Return to Work
31 March 2021                       Including Holiday                      Safely Updated

EWSS          Working time Agreement        Return to Work Safely       

Childhood Services Week 2021

    NCN Pub              SAC Guidelines



  Strengthening Peschool Children's Resilience

Stength1Strenght2 Strength3   


  Prop Box


 A new publication from Barnardos -                       Outdoor Ideas for March
Supporting Young Children Experiencing               From Nurseryworld          
Adversity during COVID-19

Baranrdos                                               Outdoor Play March

The A - Z of Learning from Nursery World in the UK

C is for Circuits & Celebrations       D is for Dyeing Dens and Dance

C is for Circuits                        D is for Dens Dyeing   

E is for Eggs & Environment             F is for Friends Fireworks & Frogs

 E is for Eggs Env                    Friends Fireworks Frogs 

G is for Glorious Garden                 H is for Home-School Links        

G isforGlorious Garden                        Home School Links

I is for Interest-Led                                 J is for Joy

I is for Interest                       J is for Joy

K is for Key Person Approach             Play Scotland  Active Outdoor                                                                                                                   

Key Person Approach                                 Play Scotland Outdoor Play          

Barnardos Key Person Approach           Children and the Arts

Barnardos Key Person Approach         Children and the Arts

Advice from Dr. Abigail Collins
Consultant in Public Health Medicine, responsible for Early Childhood Care and Education


Funding FAQs  for
1 February to 5th March 2021

Version 4 FAQs

HPSC Assessment and Decision Making Pathways Document for COVID

 HPSC pathways

DCEDIY Frequently Asked Questions
22nd January 2021  Version 3

FAQs 3rd Edition

DCEDIY Frequently Asked Questions 
12th January 2021

1st Page FAQs 

 Pathways to Better Prospects

ECI Report 2020         Froebel

Impact of Re-opening Survey                 Arts Experiences for Young Children

ACP Survey 2020           Arts Experiences


Drop Off Collect     Managing Relationships

PlayFirst5       Play Pods      

SAC         Sessional        

Adapt Env       COVID

Childminders        COVID2    

HPSC           Tusla Checklist 


Tusla FO9          

 Outdoor Play             Irish Oudoor Play                  

The adventures of Aoife & Daithi

New Aoife Daithi    Annotation 2020 09 08 141802   Healthy Teeth