Playgroup Manager – Newtowncunningham Community Playgroup Ltd

Name of Service;  Newtowncunningham Community Playgroup Ltd Address of Service:  Main Street, Newtowncunningham, Co Donegal Position Vacant:  Playgroup Manager – Full-time Permanent position. Qualifications:  Minimum Level 7/8 Childcare Qualification Valid First Aid Certificate Child Protection Training Excellent communication skills Good IT Skills Experience Required:  2 years experience as a Manager/Supervisor in a childcare setting Start  Date: …

Baby boxes for parents of every newborn: Ireland’s strategy to increase birth rate

Interesting read from the Irish Independent Children’s minister Zappone set to introduce ‘baby boxes’ for parents of every newborn The Government is developing a first-of-its-kind ‘baby boom strategy’ aimed at increasing birth rates to counteract the increasing economic demands posed by the country’s ageing population, the Sunday Independent can reveal. A high-level taskforce led by…

Children’s waking time 60% sedentary

An interesting read from the Irish Examiner which looks at Physical activity, sedentary behaviour and the risk of overweight and obesity in school-aged children. A study of Irish children who wore devices clocking their physical activity for a week found they were sedentary for more than 60% of their waking hours. The research found that,…