Training Sessions for – AIM application process for September 2021 pre-school year

Event date Mon, May 17, 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Event date Webinar

AIM application process for September 2021 pre-school year The Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) is a model of supports designed to ensure that children with disabilities can access the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Programme. Its goal is to empower pre-school providers to deliver an inclusive pre-school experience, ensuring that every eligible child can meaningfully participate in the ECCE Programme and reap the benefits of quality early years care and education. Further information on the programme and the range of supports available can be found here.https://aim.gov.ie/ AIM Level 5 The application process for AIM Level 5 for the 2021/22 pre-school year will remain on PIP and will open for applications on Friday 14th May. Applicant guidelines can be found here.AIM Level 5 Applicant Guidelines AIM Level 4 and 7 The application process for AIM Level 4 (expert early years educational advice and support) for the 2021/22 pre-school year will op

Training Sessions for – AIM application process for September 2021 pre-school year

Event date Tue, May 18, 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Event date Webinar

AIM application process for September 2021 pre-school year The Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) is a model of supports designed to ensure that children with disabilities can access the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Programme. Its goal is to empower pre-school providers to deliver an inclusive pre-school experience, ensuring that every eligible child can meaningfully participate in the ECCE Programme and reap the benefits of quality early years care and education. Further information on the programme and the range of supports available can be found here.https://aim.gov.ie/ AIM Level 5 The application process for AIM Level 5 for the 2021/22 pre-school year will remain on PIP and will open for applications on Friday 14th May. Applicant guidelines can be found here.AIM Level 5 Applicant Guidelines AIM Level 4 and 7 The application process for AIM Level 4 (expert early years educational advice and support) for the 2021/22 pre-school year will op

Peninsula Webinar – Creating a COVID-19 Business Response Plan

Event date Wed, May 19, 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Event date Webinar

When it comes to reopening in the next two months, a COVID-19 Business Response Plan is one of the most essential documents you should have in place… What your COVID-19 Business Response Plan should include Your COVID-19 Business Response Plan should identify the individuals on the response team and the procedures to be followed when dealing with a suspected case of COVID-19 at work. It should also include an obligation on employees to immediately notify management if they develop any symptoms. Putting your Plan together To help you put your Plan together, we’re hosting a free webinar on May 19th at 2pm that will cover areas such as: • Creating and implementing a COVID-19 Business Response Plan. • Conducting internal audits to ensure COVID-19 processes are doing what they should. • The importance of effective health & safety documentation. • The benefits of having a robust health & safety management plan. Our webinar on May 19th

Training Sessions for – AIM application process for September 2021 pre-school year

Event date Wed, May 19, 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Event date Webinar

AIM application process for September 2021 pre-school year The Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) is a model of supports designed to ensure that children with disabilities can access the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Programme. Its goal is to empower pre-school providers to deliver an inclusive pre-school experience, ensuring that every eligible child can meaningfully participate in the ECCE Programme and reap the benefits of quality early years care and education. Further information on the programme and the range of supports available can be found here.https://aim.gov.ie/ AIM Level 5 The application process for AIM Level 5 for the 2021/22 pre-school year will remain on PIP and will open for applications on Friday 14th May. Applicant guidelines can be found here.AIM Level 5 Applicant Guidelines AIM Level 4 and 7 The application process for AIM Level 4 (expert early years educational advice and support) for the 2021/22 pre-school year will op

Training Sessions for – AIM application process for September 2021 pre-school year

Event date Thu, May 20, 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Event date Webinar

AIM application process for September 2021 pre-school year The Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) is a model of supports designed to ensure that children with disabilities can access the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Programme. Its goal is to empower pre-school providers to deliver an inclusive pre-school experience, ensuring that every eligible child can meaningfully participate in the ECCE Programme and reap the benefits of quality early years care and education. Further information on the programme and the range of supports available can be found here.https://aim.gov.ie/ AIM Level 5 The application process for AIM Level 5 for the 2021/22 pre-school year will remain on PIP and will open for applications on Friday 14th May. Applicant guidelines can be found here.AIM Level 5 Applicant Guidelines AIM Level 4 and 7 The application process for AIM Level 4 (expert early years educational advice and support) for the 2021/22 pre-school year will op

Peninsula Webinar – Updating Employee Contracts & Policies

Event date Tue, May 25, 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Event date Webinar

As a business owner, it’s vitally important that your employment contracts and policies are up to date. But, staying on top of documentation hasn’t been easy during the pandemic, with the day-to-day running of your business taking centre stage. As a result, your employment contracts and policies might not yet reflect the way your business now works. That may mean having to include changes to working hours, update your sick leave policy, or amend policies impacted by the Work Safely Protocol. To help you review and update these vital documents, we’re hosting a webinar on May 25th at 2pm that will discuss: • The difference between an employee contract and handbook. • How to review and update essential employment contracts and policies. • How to communicate changes to employees. Joining us on May 25th ― and following the advice provided ― will give you peace of mind that your employment contracts and policies are aligned with your business

Childminders Network Meeting

Event date Tue, Jun 01, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event date MS Teams

(For Childminders and those thinking of becoming a Childminder) Theme: Outdoor Play Matters Tuesday 1st June at 7pm via Microsoft Teams If you would like to join us, please send your email address to s.brophy@laoischildcare.ie and we will send you out a link for the Network. For more information phone Michelle on 057 8661029

Peninsula Webinar – Roadmap to Reopening Your Business

Event date Wed, Jun 02, 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Event date Webinar

Reopening. It’s on every business owner’s mind right now. And, given that Taoiseach Micheál Martin said in late March that we were on the “final stretch of this terrible journey”, many sectors are likely to begin reopening from mid-May. To help you best prepare for reopening your premises again, we’re hosting a free webinar on Wednesday 2nd June at 2pm with HR and health & safety consultant Peninsula. This webinar will answer those key questions you might be having regarding returning to the workplace such as – • How do I bring staff back and deal with those who don’t want to return? • How do I ensure a COVID-safe environment when I reopen? • Contact tracing and COVID-19 staff training. • Do I need a COVID-19 Response Plan in the event of a new case in the workplace? • How do I showcase duty of care and wellbeing for my staff and customers? Helping your business reopen safely is what matters most to us, so we hope t

Online information session on the Access and Inclusion Model

Event date Thu, Jul 29, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event date MS Teams

Laois CCC are providing an online information session on the Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) on Thursday 29th July at 7:00pm online via Microsoft Teams. If you, or any of your staff would like to book a place on this information session please email Michelle at laoiscountychildcare@gmail.com  with the participants email address (so a link can be sent directly to the participant) or call 057 86 61029 / 057 8681970 for more information.

Childminder Workshop

Event date Tue, Aug 10, 6:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Event date MS Teams

Laois County Childcare Committee are hosting a FREE childminder workshop on sensory play Tuesday 10th August at 6:30pm online via Microsoft Teams. All childminders and those who wish to become a childminder are welcome. This is a great opportunity to meet and network with other childminders in the area. If you would like to join us, please send you email address to laoiscountychildcare@gmail.com  and we will send you the link to access the event or call Michelle on 057 86 61029 / 057 8681970 for more information.

Online Briefing Session – Mandated Person for Laois Services

Event date Tue, Sep 07, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Event date MS Teams

This session is aimed at mandated persons in Early Learning and Care services.  The session explains the roles and responsibilities of mandated persons under the Children First Act, 2015, including understanding legal obligations and making reports to Tusla.  Priority on this session should be given to mandated persons who may be new to their role or who require a refresher on the roles and responsibilities of mandated persons.  This session is not open to SAC practitioners as they are not mandated persons under the Children First Act 2015.

Online Briefing Session – Designated Liaison Person (DLP) for Laois Services

Event date Thu, Sep 09, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event date MS Teams

This session is aimed at those in the DLP or Deputy DLP roles in ELC and SAC services.  This session will explore the roles and responsibilities of the DLP/DDLP.  THIS IS NOT DLP TRAINING. IT IS A BRIEFING SESSION ON THE RESPONSIBILITES ASSOCIATED WITH THE ROLE OF DLP/DDLP.  This session is particularly aimed at those who may be new to the DLP or DDLP role and have been unable to access training since their appointment. All participants on these sessions must have completed the Tusla Always Children First eLearning programme.

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