Training & Events

Child Safeguarding Training

This is a new training programme and has been updated to reflect the changes in the revised Children First: National Guidance and the Children First Act 2015. This Foundation Training is a standardised programme for all staff involved in direct work with children and families. All Designated Liaison Persons (DLP) and Deputy Designated Liaison Persons (DDLP) will be prioritised for this training and should hold a valid, in-date (within 3 years) certificate for Foundation Training. There will be no refresher training available in 2019.

Please note: The E-Learning programme “Introduction to Children First” must be completed prior to attending this training. You will be required to forward a copy of your E-Learning completion certificate to complete your booking for this training. E-Learning available here: https://childrenfirstuniversal.hseland.ie/

Course 1

Date: Saturday 9th February 2019

Time: 9.30-5.00pm

Venue: Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan

Cost: €20.00 (includes light lunch)

 

Course 2

Date: Saturday 2nd March 2019

Time: 9.30-5.00pm

Venue: Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan

Cost: €20.00 (includes light lunch)

 

Course 3

Date: Saturday 23rd March 2019

Time: 9.30-5.00pm

Venue: Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan

Cost: €20.00 (includes light lunch)

Siolta Awareness raising workshop: Standards 1, 3, 4, 5: Rights of the Child, Parents and Families, Consultation and Interactions

The National Síolta Initiative has been developed to provide central support and coordination of Síolta and Aistear implementation across the early childhood sector. Síolta is the framework which underpins quality, while Aistear is the framework which underpins curriculum. Services need to consider quality within their setting and consider the role it plays in providing better outcomes for young children.
*Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance on all NSAI workshops*

This 2.5 hour workshop will examine what Síolta says about Standards 1, 3, 4 and 5 and how these standards link with Aistear. It will also consider how you are currently implementing these standards and what you may do to further enhance practice.

• Standard 1 Rights of the Child: ensuring the rights of the child are met, and the child is enabled to make choices and be an active and equal participant in his/her own development and learning.

• Standard 3 Parents and Families: promoting and supporting a partnership approach and showing evidence of this.

• Standard 4 Consultation: ensuring inclusive decision making requires consultation that promotes partnership that seeks and acts on contributions to the decision-making process from all stakeholders.

• Standard 5 Interactions: showing evidence of a process of constructive interactions with all in the service, which is based on respect, equality, are sensitive and supportive.

Date: Wednesday 10th April 2019

Time: 6.30-9.00pm

Venue: Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan.

Fee: €15

Siolta Awareness raising workshop: Standards 13, 14 and 16: Transitions, Identity and Belonging, Community Involvement

The National Síolta Initiative has been developed to provide central support and coordination of Síolta and Aistear implementation across the early childhood sector. Síolta is the framework which underpins quality, while Aistear is the framework which underpins curriculum. Services need to consider quality within their setting and consider the role it plays in providing better outcomes for young children.
*Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance on all NSAI workshops*

 

This 2.5 hour workshop will examine what Síolta says about Standards 13, 14 and 16 and how these standards link with Aistear. It will also consider how you are currently implementing these standards and what you may do to further enhance practice.

• Standard 13 Transitions: examining how to promote sensitive management of transitions, maintain consistent relationships and close involvement of parents.

• Standard 14 Identity and Belonging: promote a practice that empowers every child and adult to develop a confident self and group identity, and to have positive regard for the identity and rights of others.

• Standard 16 Community Involvement: showing evidence and actions which extends and supports all the adults and children’s engagement with the wider community.

Date: Wednesday 8th May 2019

Time: 6.30-9.00pm

Venue: Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan.

Fee: €15

Síolta Awareness raising workshop: Standards 2, 6 and Environments, Play and Curriculum

The National Síolta Initiative has been developed to provide central support and coordination of Síolta and Aistear implementation across the early childhood sector. Síolta is the framework which underpins quality, while Aistear is the framework which underpins curriculum. Services need to consider quality within their setting and consider the role it plays in providing better outcomes for young children.
*Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance on all NSAI workshops*

This 2.5 hour workshop will examine what Síolta says about Standards 2, 6 and 7 and how these standards link with Aistear. It will also consider how you are currently implementing these standards and what you may do to further enhance practice.

• Standard 2 Environments: looks at environments, both indoor and outdoor, materials and equipment, and how these are crucial in offering safe, developmentally appropriate, challenging and stimulating experiences.

• Standard 6 Play: promoting opportunities for developmentally appropriate and well-resourced opportunities for exploration, creativity and ‘meaning making’.

• Standard 7 Curriculum: encouraging holistic development and learning requires the implementation of a flexible, broad based and documented curriculum.

Date: Wednesday 15th May 2019

Time: 6.30-9.00pm

Venue: Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan.

Fee: €15

Diversity, Equality & Inclusion Guidelines Training

This training is aimed at supporting early years educators to engage with the Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Charter Guidelines. It will explore the importance of working in partnership with parents in recognising and accepting difference. It will also highlight the importance of reflective practice in identifying new opportunities to refine practices that can help create a supportive learning environment for all children.

The training is run over 15 hours split into 4 sessions (1 x 6-hour Saturday session plus 3 x 3-hour evening sessions) **Please note: you must attend all 4 sessions**

Session 1

Dates: Saturday 2nd February 2019 (9:30 – 4:30)

Tuesday 5th February 2019 (6:30 – 9:30)

Tuesday 12th February 2019 (6:30 – 9:30)

Tuesday 26th February 2019 (6:30 – 9:30)

Venue: Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan

Cost: Free

Online booking here

Session 2

Date: Saturday 27th April 2019 (9:30 – 4:30)

Thursday 2nd May 2019 (6:30 – 9:30)

Thursday 9th May 2019 (6:30 – 9:30)

Thursday 16th May 2019 (6:30 – 9:30)

Venue: Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan

Cost: Free

Online booking here

LINC Information Session

Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Childcare Committee are delighted to welcome a LINC Tutor to discuss the course and the application process for the 2019/2020 course. The application process for students interested in partaking in the LINC Programme for the 2019/2020 academic year will commence in mid-March 2019.

Date: Thursday 28th February 2019

Time: 6.30pm-7.30pm

Venue: Talbot Hotel

Cost: Free 

The Leadership for Inclusion in the Early Years Programme (LINC), is a level 6 Special Purpose Award (Higher Education). The programme is designed to enhance inclusion of children with additional needs in early years settings through the development of the role of Inclusion Co-Ordinator (INCO). Graduates of the Linc programme are now recognised ECCE Room Leaders (Standard Cap) and services who have an Inclusion Coordinator will receive increased ECCE capitation.

The purpose of the information session is to inform you of the structure of the LINC Programme, the entry requirements and other elements of relevance, as well as how you can apply to get a place on the programme for you or one of the other staff in your setting. There will be an opportunity for you to raise any questions that you may have in relation to the programme itself.

First Aid Response (FAR) Training

Registered Early Learning and Care Services and Registered Childminders

Under the Child Care Act 1991 (Early Years Services) Regulations 2016, a new regulatory requirement will come into force from June 1st, 2020.  From this date under Regulation 25, there must be a person(s) who has trained in FAR (First Aid Response) with a trainer approved by the Pre- Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) immediately available to children attending the service. 

The training: on completion of this 3-day/18 hr course, the First Aid Responder will be equipped with the necessary practical skills, knowledge and confidence to give effective life support, diagnose and treat injuries or illness, and maintain care and comfort of a patient who has become suddenly ill or injured in the workplace or elsewhere until the arrival of emergency medical services.

To support the sector to meet this requirement services can claim back the cost of one person attending FAR (either full or refresher) on behalf of your service.  To do this is easy; you must submit the attached application form with a copy of the FAR certificate and a receipt for the cost of the course.

The maximum you can claim is €225 per full course and €175 per refresher course.

For more information click here

To access the application form click here

For our list of PHECC please click FAR list of Trainers

. Please note that you can seek other registered PHECC trainers listed on www.phecc.ie

Parents Event - What Quality Care & Education Looks Like

Your local Childcare Committee, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Childcare Committee are hosting an information session for parents on what to expect from your early learning and care service.

This free information session will be delivered by staff from Dún Laoghaire Rathdown CCC and Barnardo’s Regional Development Worker/Síolta Aistear Mentor.

Topics covered will be:

  • A brief overview of funding supports available

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) fund various childcare funding programmes.  These programmes have rules and requirements which both services and parent must adhere to.  This session will give a brief overview of the ECCE and other funding programmes.

  • An overview of what “Quality” looks like in the early learning sector

Quality in the early learning setting can be shown or evidenced in many ways. Play within the setting is determined by how the room is laid out and the types of equipment available to the children.  “The learning environment” is an example of an indicator of quality.  This session will give an insight into what to expect in terms of quality from your early learning service.

Date: Thursday 28th March 2019

Time: 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Venue: Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan Road.

To book you place contact our office on 012896600 or email us at info@dlrchildcare.ie.

 

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