Training/Information Sessions Spring 2018

Child Protection and Welfare Training

The national Early Years Child Protection Programme has now updated the one day foundation training in line with the new legislation (Children First Act 2015) so we are able to set dates for training.
 
The target for this one day foundation training is:
 
•         DLP/Deputy DLP’s (including registered childminders) - that have never completed this training before (Pre 2014).
•         Mandated Persons (includes Childcare staff employed by the service/Managers/Owners/named on Tusla registration form)- that have never completed this training before (Pre 2014).
 
We will be allowing 2 bookings per service and further dates will be rolled out later in the year.
 
Dates for the training:
 
Always Children First – Child Safeguarding Training – Foundation for Early Years - Friday 11th May 2018 – 9.30am – 4pm – Clare CCC offices
Always Children First – Child Safeguarding Training – Foundation for Early Years - Friday 13th July 2018 – 9.30am – 4pm – Clare CCC offices
 
Please call the office to book your place (065 6864862) and do not email your booking as I am in training a lot and work part-time so you could miss out on a place.
 
Refresher training for those of you that trained in 2014, 2015:
 

The national Early Years Child Protection Programme has advised us that the refresher training will not be revised and available until late 2018.
 
In the meantime it is advised that staff awaiting the refresher training:
 
-            complete the Tusla online course  - Introduction to Children First - http://www.tusla.ie/children-first/children-first-e-learning-programme
 
It has also been stated by the national programme that due to the refresher training not being available – they will make an allowance with the time limit (previously to refresh after 3 years) to allow for the fact that there has been a break in availability of Always Children First Refresher Training.  The national programme have stated that they are flexible about the 3 year time-limit - but anyone who attended Always Children First Training 4 years ago (or more – pre 2014)  is required to attend the full course. If you trained in 2014/2015 and feel you would like to attend the one day training again – our target at present is as outlined above and later in the year we may be able to facilitate this.
 
Clare CCC will do their best to facilitate all those that attended the training in 2014, 2015 to refresh once this training is made available.
 

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Charter and Guidelines - Training Programme for Early Childhood Educators

This 15 hour course will include looking at the following areas:


- exploring the concepts and terminology linked to this topic
-exploring approaches used in the past and present
-discussing the influence of our own values and attitudes on our practice
- exploring each goal of the Anti-bias Approach and looking at examples of this in the Irish childcare sector
- the importance of having an inclusive environment and how to proof the environment
- addressing challenges in facilitating inclusion
- using books to address diversity and equality
-outlining what you need to include in an inclusion policy
-using the Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Charter and Guidelines as a support in this area of work

 

Training Programme Details:
 

Venue: Clare CCC Offices, 1 Kilrush Road, Ennis

 

Programme 11 is currently in progress.

Programme 12 will take place on the following dates:

  •  14th April 2018 - 10am -4pm

  • 19th April 2018 - 6.30pm - 9.30pm

  • 26th April 2018 - 6.30pm - 9.30pm

  • 3rd May 2018 - 6.30pm - 9.30pm

 

Programme 13 will take place on the following dates:

 

  • 4th May 2018 - 10am - 4pm

  • 10th May 2018 - 1.30pm – 4.30pm

  •  17th May 2018 – 1.30pm – 4.30pm

  •  24th May Thursday – 1.30pm – 4.30pm

 

STAFF MUST ATTEND ALL 4 DATES – One Full Day and 3 Afternoons

 

Cost: The training is free of charge and is funded by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs under AIM (Access and Inclusion Model).
 

Please Note:
This training is only for staff working in an ECCE service/ECCE room. The target is 2 staff per ECCE service/1 staff member per ECCE room. If you have more than one ECCE room we will offer the training to one staff per ECCE room and if further staff beyond this target want to attend they can go on the waiting list for cancellations.
 

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