Due to current Public Health advice, the Early Years specific Always Children First Foundation Level training is on hold. We understand that there are many Early Learning and Care services that require training as certs are out of date, however in order to keep staff, children, families and communities safe we have taken this decision. All staff, whether currently working or returning to work in the coming weeks are asked to complete the Tusla ELearning Programme prior to welcoming children back into their services. The programme can be found here https://www.tusla.ie/children-first/children-first-e-learning-programme/
Further to this, there is a short revision presentation available for all staff on the First 5 CPD page – https://first5.gov.ie/practitioners/continuing-professional-development
Services can also refer to the Info Blasts that were circulated by trainers over the past couple of months. Found under Children First tab under Early Years Professional tab or click here (scroll to the bottom).
Finally all services are asked to ensure that all staff are aware of their organisation’s Child Safeguarding Policy and Procedures and are familiar with their own role and responsibilities within the organisation should Child Protection or Welfare concerns arise.
Further information on Children First can be found on the Tusla website – https://www.tusla.ie/children-first/