First Aid Responder Training – Level 5 Restrictions

PHECC, the regulator responsible for ensuring the quality and standards of FAR (First Aid Responder) course content and examinations. They are very aware of the pressures that the current Covid-19 restrictions are placing on trainers who deliver PHECC responder level courses, and on organisations who are looking to access places on those courses for their staff.…

HPSC Guidance and SAC Document 31/07/2020

Dear Provider, As per our recent communication, you will be aware that the Department has been working with the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) to revise and update its Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare Settings Operating during Covid. The Guidance has been revised following feedback from…

AIM Level 1 – Inclusion Co-ordinator (LINC) Application Process Open for 2020/2021

The application process for the increased ECCE capitation, funded by DCYA, in recognition of the leadership and mentoring role that will be delivered by the Inclusion Co-ordinator, during the 2020/2021 pre-school year is now open for existing graduates. New graduates i.e. graduating in October 2020 can apply when final exam results have been notified by…

Reminder: Universal Practice Advice to support ELC/SAC services re-open

Better Start Quality Development Early Years Specialists are available to provide email and phone support to providers on reopening. Information, advice and practice guidance will be provided for the following areas:         Supporting the transition back into Early Learning and Care         Supporting children’s social and emotional well-being through         Promoting learning and development through…