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Drop Off Collect     Managing Relationships

PlayFirst5       Play Pods      

SAC         Sessional        

Adapt Env       COVID

Childminders        COVID2    

HPSC           Tusla Checklist 

 

Tusla FO9        Tusla FAQ  

 Outdoor Play       For Practitioners

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Here is a selection of some of the fantastic work Early Learning and Care services did in 2020 to keep connected with children and families when they were closed


Lilliputs                                                    Mullinahone Community

                                                        Community Playgroup Tipperary

Lilliputs1           Mullinahone1             

The Wendy House Dundalk           Tubbercurry FRC                       
                                                                                                                                   
Thw Wendy House           Tubbercurry FRC         

Happy Days Preschool Ratoath                       Greenwood Montessori          

 Ratoath Preschool 3      Greenwood Montessori

ELMS Montessori                                                             The Hive County Meath

ELMS MONTESSORI        The Hive

Paisti Preschool                                                             Jellytots Glamire County Cork                                                   

Paisti Preschool       Jellytots Glanmire

Galway Steiner Kindergarten                              Scallywags Muckross

Galwy Steiner          Scallywags Muckross       

Teach Spraoi Ennis County Clare                           Busy Beavers

Teach Spraoi           Busy Beavers

Aladdins Corner Creche & Montessori                Lilliputs Montessori School Cork
Dublin

Aladdins Corner      Lilliputs

 Piccolini Play & Learn Preschool Enniskerry

Piccolini          

 

 

Organisation Chart

 

Org Chart NCN

Our Implementation Plan for 2020                          Complaints Policy

 

IP 2020                          Complaints Policy  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Look After Yourself Posters from Health Promotion & Improvement Department of the HSE

HPI1      HPI2


Title: "Rufus the Messy Monster”​
Audience: 2-4 year old children, their parents; and pre-school workers

Launch date: Phase 1: September 2017. Phase 2: September 2019

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Safefood This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.You can download it here:-

https://www.safefood.net/getattachment/a9dc71b1-8af0-4bd3-b0d2-32d643f3da0e/Handwashing-Stakeholder-Resources.zip?lang=en-IE

 

Phase 2 Rufus Campaign



Wash your HandsRespiratory Poster Cough and Sneeze  Safe Use of Masks

 HPSC ADVICE  (AS AT 31.7.20)                                                          TUSLA
                                                                                                               CHECKLIST

HPSC                       Annotation 2020 08 20 115740

 

Covid1       Antibiotics1     Sepsis1   

 

Correct procedure for adults to wash their hands (source HSE)

 

Washing Hands sequence for children

 
My Asthma Action Plan

Asthma Leaflet1Asthma Leaflet2

 Sun Safety

Here are a few tips for keeping your children safe in the sun: Keep babies under 6 months in the shade as much as possible. Keep older children safe by following the SunSmart Code. Take care whether you are in Ireland or abroad - UV damage from Irish weather is just as harmful as that from warmer climates.

Sun Smart for ChildrenSun Smart for Children2

 

 Safe Sleep for Babies

It is not safe to place a baby on their side to sleep because they may roll onto their tummy. Babies who sleep on their tummies have a higher risk of cot death. Always lay a baby to sleep on their back, with their feet to the foot of the cot.

To learn more about safe sleep positions for babies follow this link: www.mychild.ie

 

Safe Sleep2

 

Keep Active

You can help your children or any children you look after to be active. Children whose parents or guardians are active are more than 5 times as likely to stay active.

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Click on this link to access getirelandactive resources 
https://www2.hse.ie/wellbeing/teaching-your-children-to-be-active.html

Here are some healthy Breakfast, Lunch, Snack, Dinner and Dessert suggestions from Safefood - click on the links

https://www.safefood.net/recipes/breakfast

https://www.safefood.net/recipes/lunch

https://www.safefood.net/recipes/snacks

https://www.safefood.net/recipes/dinner

https://www.safefood.net/recipes/desserts

Welcome Childminders

Childminders offer children quality childcare in a home-from-home setting.

The Child Care Act 1991 has been amended to also include School age Childcare Regulations 2018 , and childminding services are also defined as:

a school age service …by a person who single-handedly takes care of school age children….’

A pre-school child is defined as being under six years of age, and not attending a national school or equivalent. A school age child is attending school.

For details about managing the impact of Coronavirus on your Childminding Service  click here

 

Childminding Ireland offer brilliant support for you to become a Childminder and they suggest you should:-

  • Decide how you want to run your Childminding service, full-time or part-time? What will your rates be? How many children can you mind?
  • Get your home ready – Child proof the house and make sure you have enough toys and equipment!
  • Find out if you should register with, Tusla or if you can notify your local Childcare Committee.
  • You must register with Revenue as self-employed within a year of starting
  • Get Garda Vetting as a Childminder. Parents expect it and evidence of Garda Vetting for Childminding is a mandatory requirement for registration with Tusla
  • Make sure you have appropriate insurance
  • Prepare simple advertising – advertise on Childminding Ireland’s website (free to members) or put a small ad in local shops, toddler groups or on Facebook. But remember, word of mouth often works best!
  • Develop a working agreement to use with parents to help your arrangements run smoothly
  • Hold interviews with parents. Use your working agreement to discuss the care needed and your approach to managing your service
  • When COVID restrictions are lifted arrange for the child or children to come for some settling in visits before you sign an agreement and get going properly

    Re-opening Advice from Childminding Ireland/ Infection Control Guidance Document

    Childminders            Childminding Infection Control   

    DCYA Tip Sheets

    CM Playpod
      CM Infection Control

 Here are some useful free resources from Barnardos 

Childminding1                 Childminding2   

 Childminding3                        Barnardos1 

Barnardos2         Barnardos3        Barnardos4


                                                          

  Outdoor Play Matters          Annotation 2020 08 14 095002               Annotation 2020 08 14 095314       

                                                           Printables from enjoyplay.com

101 Square Meals      What is a serving size       activeplayeveryday3 6yearoldchildren      activeplayeveryday3 6yearoldchildren

Safe Sleep for Babies

It is not safe to place any baby on their side to sleep because they may roll onto their tummy. Babies who sleep on their tummies have a higher risk of cot death. Always lay  babies to sleep on their back, with their feet to the foot of the cot.

To learn more about safe sleep positions for babies follow this link: www.mychild.ie

Safe Sleep2

 

In Northern Ireland the organisation for Childminders is called NICMA you can use this site to download some excellent resources and see whats happening in terms of the profession of Childminding just across the border. Here is a video promoting mindfulness for Childminders in Northern Ireland, with the message that it is important to look after oneself before taking care of others

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