eLibrary Information Resource

eLibrary

Whether you are an early childhood service provider, an educator, a student or a parent, our eLibrary houses a variety of information relating to early childhood practice, regulation and policy in one easy to access location. Choose the section you are interested in and click to download or view the information you need.
Childcare as a Business
Child Health and Well-being
Children First
Government Policy
National Childcare Scheme
Parents
Pedagogy and Practice
Periodicals
Primary Education
Quality Practice Frameworks & Guidelines
Regulation & Inspection
Research
School Age Childcare
Special Educational Needs
Childcare as a Business

Rules for DCYA Childcare Funding Programmes ( Aug 2018)
https://www.dcya.gov.ie/documents/20180810RulesChildcareFundingProgs.pdf

Developing Policies, Procedures and Statements in Early Childhood Education and Care Services: Tusla
https://www.tusla.ie/uploads/content/4572-TUSLA_QRF_POLICY_PROCEDURES_LR.pdf

Guide to Infection Prevention and Control and for Childcare Facilities
https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/list/4/childrenandfamilyservices/pre-school-services/infectprevinfobooklet.pdf

An Employers Guide to WRC Inspections
https://www.workplacerelations.ie/en/Publications_Forms/Employers_Guide_to_Inspections.pdf

Child Health and Well-being

Your child’s immunisation. A guide for parents
https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/publications/children/your%20child’s%20immunisation%20a%20guide%20for%20parents.pdf

Sammy’s Guide provides parents with information to support healthy conversations with children and teenagers about bodies, sexuality and relationships. A range of age-appropriate books are accessible in each of the Donegal Libraries and Taobh Tíre points to support age related conversations with children as questions arise. This innovative project was developed by Donegal Youth Service and the Donegal Library Service, and supported by HSE Health Promotion & Improvement in 2018
https://www.donegalyouthservice.ie/resources/sammy-the-caterpillar-guide-for-parents-guardians/

Children First

FREE Children First E-Learning Programme
Your Child Protection Training can be completed online from the Tusla website – it takes around 1.5 hours, you can save and complete it over time and you get your certificate at the end – could not be easier and its FREE!

https://www.tusla.ie/children-first/children-first-e-learning-programme/

Government Policy

Better Outcomes Brighter Futures: The National Policy Framework for Children and Young People 2014-2020
https://www.dcya.gov.ie/documents/cypp_framework/BetterOutcomesBetterFutureReport.pdf

Better Outcomes Brighter Futures Summary
https://www.dcya.gov.ie/documents/cypp_framework/BetterOutcomesBetterFutureBriefingNote.pdf

Diversity Equality and Inclusion Charter and Guidelines for Early Childhood Care and Education (2016)
https://www.dcya.gov.ie/documents/publications/20180720_DiversityEqualityInclusionCharterGuidelinesEarlyChildhoodCareEduc.pdf

Action Plan on School Aged Childcare (2017)
https://www.dcya.gov.ie/documents/publications/20170306SchoolAgeChildrenActionPlan.pdf

Rights of the Child
http://siolta.ie/media/pdfs/Research%20Digest%20-%20Rights%20of%20the%20child.pdf
https://www.tusla.ie/uploads/content/Rights_of_the_Child.pdf

Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children (2017)
https://www.dcya.gov.ie/documents/publications/20171002ChildrenFirst2017.pdf

AIM Access and Inclusion Model: Policy on the Operation of the Access and Inclusion Model (2016)
http://aim.gov.ie/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/AIM-Policy.pdf

First 5, A Whole-of-Government Strategy for Babies, Young Children and Their Families 2019-2028
https://www.dcya.gov.ie/documents/earlyyears/19112018_4966_DCYA_EarlyYears_Booklet_A4_v22_WEB.pdf

Implementation plan for First 5, the whole-of-Government strategy for babies, young children and their families
https://www.dcya.gov.ie/documents/earlyyears/20190522First5ImplementationPlan22May2019.pdf

National Childcare Scheme

Information Booklet for Parents
https://ncs.gov.ie/userfiles/5030_NCS_Parent_English_A5_WEB.pdf

Information Booklet for Providers
https://ncs.gov.ie/userfiles/5030_NCS_Provider_English_A5_WEB.pdf

Provider Overview of the National Childcare Scheme
https://ncs.gov.ie/provider/further-information

Universal and Income Assessed Subsidies
https://ncs.gov.ie/parent/further-information

Implementation Timeline for the National Childcare Scheme
Countdown to the National Childcare Scheme – Timeline for Preparations – English (PDF)

The ECCE Programme
https://ncs.gov.ie/ecce

Frequently Asked Questions Document
https://ncs.gov.ie/faqs

Link to National Childcare Scheme Website
https://ncs.gov.ie/

Parents

COPING WITH DEATH – for parents/grandparents of children 6-12
https://www.tusla.ie/uploads/content/Parents_Coping_with_Death_d3.pdf

Early Years Inspectorate inspection reports for a Tusla registered early childhood service
https://www.tusla.ie/services/preschool-services/creche-inspection-reports/

Pedagogy and Practice

Using a Key Person approach (Aistear)
http://aistearsiolta.ie/en/Transitions/Using-a-Key-Person-approach.pdf

The Key Person Booklet ( Barnardos)
https://www.meantoir.ie/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Barnardos_KeyPersonBooklet_final-draft.pdf

Aistear Tipsheet: Suggested Activities for Pre-Schools to Support Positive Transitions to School underpinned by Aistear.
https://www.ncca.ie/media/3755/suggested-transition-activities-for-preschools.pdf

‘Ambitions for Transitions: A Guide to Support Every Child’s Progression from Early Years Services to Primary School’ – is an excellent resource pack that includes suggestions and resources for the family, pre-schools and primary schools in Ireland
https://www.paulpartnership.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Transition-Report-ABC-Start-Right-Web-.pdf

‘Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs to make Successful Transitions’ – is a guide written by the National Council for Special Education and contains Practical Transition Guidelines for Pre-Schools and Schools
https://www.sess.ie/sites/default/files/inline-files/5-NCSE-2016-Supporting-Students-final-web-27.01.16.pdf

Mo Scéal Pre-School to School Transition Templates
https://www.ncca.ie/en/early-childhood/mo-sc%C3%A9al/mo-sc%C3%A9al-reporting-templates

Research

The Transition to Primary Education Insights from the Growing Up in Ireland Study (2018)
https://www.ncca.ie/media/3497/bkmnext360_transition-to-primary-education_online.pdf

Maternal Employment and the Cost of Childcare in Ireland (ESRI 2018)
https://www.esri.ie/pubs/RS73.pdf

Tusla Early Years Inspectorate Report 2017
https://www.tusla.ie/uploads/news/Early_Years_Inspectorate_Annual_Report_2016.pdf

Pobal Early Years Sector Report 2016-17
https://www.pobal.ie/app/uploads/2018/06/Early-Years-Sector-Profile-Report-2016-2017.pdf

Transition from preschool to primary school: Learning from research, policy and practice (NCCA 2016)
https://www.ncca.ie/media/2470/transition-from-preschool-to-primary-school-learning-from-research-policy_and_practice.pdf

How Aistear was Developed – A Portraiture Study (2007)
https://www.ncca.ie/media/1113/how-aistear-was-developed-a-portraiture-study.pdf

Special Educational Needs

An Epilepsy Resource for Pre-Schools, Schools and Colleges
https://www.epilepsy.ie/sites/www.epilepsy.ie/files/Education%20Information%20Pack%20-%20Epilepsy%20ireland.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0ri9jQgzVwQfDyrPDZi5D6SkD9lljTSS553E041pb6ApX0WvOvgTcH6hI

Directory of Disability Services in County Donegal
https://storage.googleapis.com/wzukusers/user-33919913/documents/5bc8603c6d9acSr9yEN5/Directory%20of%20Disability%20Services%20in%20Co.Donegal%201stEdit.pdf

AIM Access and Inclusion Model: Policy on the Operation of the Access and Inclusion Model (2016)
http://aim.gov.ie/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/AIM-Policy.pdf

‘Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs to make Successful Transitions’ – is a guide written by the National Council for Special Education and contains Practical Transition Guidelines for Pre-Schools and Schools
https://www.sess.ie/sites/default/files/inline-files/5-NCSE-2016-Supporting-Students-final-web-27.01.16.pdf

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