Síolta, Aistear & the Practice Guide – An Introduction

Event date Thu, Jan 31, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Event date Portlaoise Parish Centre

Workshop 1: Síolta, Aistear & the Practice Guide – An Introduction

Siolta – The Practice Guide Introductory Workshop

Event date Tue, Feb 05, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Event date Portlaoise Parish Centre

Workshop 2: The Practice Guide Introductory Workshop

Speech and Language Therapist Information Session

Event date Thu, Feb 07, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Event date Portlaoise Parish Centre

The Speech and Language Therapist will give information on: Overview of SLT services- how to make a referral Speech, language and communication development – when to be concerned New developments within the SLT service (Drop In Clinic) Case Studies

AIM – Equality and Diversity Guidelines Training Programme

Event date Sat, Feb 09, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Event date Portlaoise Parish Centre

The aim of this training programme is to support educators engage with the Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Charter and Guidelines. This training will run over one full day (Saturday) and three evening sessions in the Portlaoise Parish Centre (dates below). Please be advised that places are limited to 2 per service February Training 9th February 2019 Saturday 10.00 – 16:00 Portlaoise Parish Centre Free 11th February 2019 Monday 19:00 – 22:00 Portlaoise Parish Centre 18th  February 2019 Monday 19:00 – 22:00 Portlaoise Parish Centre 19th  February 2019 Tuesday 19:00 – 22:00 Portlaoise Parish Centre Training and Workshops are only open to Childcare Providers and their staff in Laois.  If you are interested in this training please contact Sinead in Laois County Childcare Committee on 057 86 61029

Registration of School Age Services – Information Session

Event date Tue, Feb 12, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event date Portlaoise Parish Centre

From February 18th all services providing care for school age children will be required to register with Tusla and to comply with The Child Care Act 1991 (Early Years Services) (Registration of School Age Services) Regulations 2018. This information session will discuss these regulations and the registration process in detail. Important dates for School Age Registration: 18th May 2019 – if you are not already registered with Tusla as a pre-school service. 18th August 2019 – if you are already registered with Tusla as a pre-school service. Three months before you intend to start operating a school age service (if your service is not already operating on 18th February 2019).

Capital Grant Information Session

Event date Tue, Feb 26, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Event date Portlaoise Parish Centre

Early Years and School Age Services will receive information on the Capital Grants application process and guidelines, including the minimum requirements for each strand.  

LINC Information Session

Event date Thu, Mar 07, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Event date Portlaoise Parish Centre

In advance of the opening of applications for the LINC course this March, a tutor from the Leadership for INClusion in the Early Years programme will be hosting an information session in association with Laois County Childcare Committee. LINC is a free higher education blended-learning programme designed for early years practitioners, to promote the inclusion of children with additional needs. After completing the programme, graduates will carry out the role of INclusion COordinator (INCO), and will also meet the educational requirement for room leader status. The information session will cover topics such as; the programme overview and structure, eligibility, the online application process, using the online learning platform and feedback from previous participants.

Síolta Awareness Raising Workshop (Standards 1,3,4,5)

Event date Tue, Mar 12, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Event date Portlaoise Parish Centre

Workshop 3: Síolta Awareness Raising Workshop (Standards 1,3,4,5)

Síolta Awareness Raising Workshop (Standards 4,8,9,10,11,12,15)

Event date Tue, Mar 26, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Event date Portlaoise Parish Centre

Workshop 4: Síolta Awareness Raising Workshop (Standards 4,8,9,10,11,12,15)

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