23.04.20 Practitioners CPD Webpage

The DCYA has launched a new web-page where you will find free, online CPD resources, developed and made available through the cooperation of a number of agencies. The resources are designed to support service planning and practitioners’ professional development. Further free, online CPD resources will be added to the web-page over the coming days and weeks.

The web-page includes templates for recording CPD activities carried out, to support services to demonstrate compliance with the requirement of the DCYA Temporary Covid-19 Wage Subsidy Childcare Scheme that services should engage, where possible, in training and CPD during the closure period. See link below-

https://first5.gov.ie/practitioners/continuing-professional-development

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National Síolta Aistear Initiative- CPD

The learning experiences in this CPD have been developed to support early years practitioners in becoming familiar with some of the resources on the Aistear Síolta Practice Guide. Please note that you can view and edit the learning experiences with Adobe Acrobat only. You can read how to do this by clicking this link here.

To read more, please click here.

Each learning experience:

  • Contains viewing and reading materials to support you in your professional role working with Aistear: the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework and Síolta: the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education
  • Is linked to Aistear’s themes and Síolta’s standards
  • Contains a section at the end for key reflections on learning and possible future actions.

If you are not already familiar with the Aistear Síolta Practice Guide you might like to begin by clicking on the learning experience here: Introduction to the Practice Guide.

If you are already familiar with the Aistear Síolta Practice Guide, you can go directly to the learning experiences by following this link http://www.aistearsiolta.ie/en/CPD/  and scrolling to the bottom of the page. 

Aim

Copy of Access and Inclusion Profile

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AIM Parental Consent Form

Access and Inclusion Informed Consent Form

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InCo Notification of Change form

Notification of Change Form

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AIM Rules 20-21

AIM Rules 2020/2021

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Universal Design Guidelines

Universal Design Guidelines

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AIM inclusive play

AIM Inclusive Play

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dcediy

National Quality Guidelines for SAC services

National Quality Guidelines in SAC (Eng)

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Quality Guidelines Irish

National Quality Guidelines in SAC (Irish)

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Development of SAC Comprehensive Regulations and Quality Standards

Development of SAC comprehensive regulations and Quality Standards (eng)

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Development of SAC Comprehensive Regulations and Quality Standards (Irish)

Development of SAC comprehensive regulations and Quality Standards (Irish)

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Rules for ECCE Programme 2020/2021

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RULES FOR CCSP PROGRAMME 2020/2021

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Rules for Transitional Targeted DCYA Childcare Programmes

RULES FOR TEC PROGRAMME 2020/2021

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NCS Policy Guidelines

NCS Policy Guidelines

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First 5

First 5 A Whole-of-Government Strategy for Babies, Young Children and their Families 2019-2028

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First 5 Summary

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First 5 Implementation Plan 2019-2021

First 5 Implementation Plan 2019-2021

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Code of Professional Responsibilities and Code of Ethics or Early Years Educators

Code of professional responsibities and code of ethics for early years educators

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A Parents Guide to Childcare Funding

A Parents Guide to Childcare Funding 2019/2020

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A Parents Guide to Childcare Funding 19/20(IRISH_

A Parents Guide to Childcare Funding 2019/2020 (IRISH)

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GUI

Growin up in Ireland

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State of the Nations Children 2016

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Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Charter and Guidelines

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Better Outcomes Brighter Futures

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DES

Early Years Practitioners Survey Findings 2016

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DES

A Guide to Early Years Education Inspection (EYEI)

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Insights

Insights-Webinars on Quality Early Years Education

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LCCC

Transition to preschool, Tip Sheet

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Books

Longford CCC Library

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Creating an Inclusive Summer Camp Environment

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Guide for Childcare Managers

A Guide for Childcare Managers

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Enhancing Outdoor Play – A Handbook for Practitioners

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A guide to services for young people with disabilities

Disability Directory Services Guide

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Parent and Toddler Group Leaflet

Setting up a parent and toddler group

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Legislation

Childcare act 1991 (EArly Years SErvices) regulations 2016

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School Aged Childcare Regulations 2018

CHILD CARE ACT 1991 (EARLY YEARS SERVICES) (REGISTRATION OF SCHOOL AGE SERVICES) REGULATIONS 2018

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Fire Safety in Preschools

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Children First Act 2015

Children First Act 2015

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Other

Healthy Eating for 1-4 years olds.

Children's Food Pyramid Guidelines

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3 week Menu Plan, a Resource for Pre-schools

3 Week Menu Plan, a Resource for Pre-schools

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Food and Nutrition Guidelines for Pre-school Services

Food and Nutrition guidelines for Pre-School Services

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Best Practice for Infant Feeding in Ireland

Best Practice for Infant Feeding in Ireland

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Including Children with Down Syndrome

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Safe Sleep for your baby

Safe Sleep for your Baby

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Safe Sleep Poster

Safe Sleep for your Baby A3 poster

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A Guide to support Early Child's Progression from Early Years Services to Primary School

Ambitions for Transitions, A Guide to Support every Child's Progression from Early Years Services to Primary School

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Management of Infectious Diseases in Childcare Facilities

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'Cúpla Focal' for Parents and Guardians

'Cúpla focal' for parents and guardians

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Your Baby & Toddler Group Companion

Your baby & toddler group companion

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Crawl and Learn

Crawl and Learn

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Pobal

AIM Inclusive Play

Aim Inclusive Play Information Guide

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Pobal Early Years Sector Profile

Early Years Sector Profile 2016-2017

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Early Years Sector Profile 17 & 18- Pobal

Early Years Sector Profile 2017-2018

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Early Years Sector Profile 2018-2019

Early Years Sector Profile 2018-2019

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POBAL-Logo

Pobal Compliance Checklist 2019-2020

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Compliance Guide

Compliance Guide for Service Providers 2019/2020

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Managing Better Series 1 Good Governance

Managing better series (1- good governance)

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Managing Better Series 2 Financial Management

Managing better series (2- financial management)

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Managing Better Series 3 Human Resources

Managing better series (3- Human Resources)

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Tusla

Tusla Inspection Toolkit

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Guidance Notes on CAPA

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Tusla

Questions to inspectorate

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Developing a child protection welfare policy. A resource for early years settings

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A Guide for the Reporting of Child Protection and Welfare Concerns

A Guide for the Reporting of Child Protection and Welfare Concerns

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Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children

Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children

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QRF Full time and Part time

QRF Full Time and Part Time Services

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QRF Sessional Service

QRF Sessional Services

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Child Protection and Welfare Practice Handbook 2

Child Protection and Welfare Practice Handbook 2

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Child Safeguarding, A Guide for Policy, Procedure and Practice

Child Safeguarding, A guide for policy, procedure and practice

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Guidance on developing a Child Safeguarding statement

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