Upcoming Training Autumn Winter 2017

Child Protection and Welfare Training: Refresher and One Day Foundation Training - CANCELLED

Due to new legislation all upcoming training dates for child protection have been cancelled and will be rearranged next year when all training materials have been updated in line with the new legislation.

Regional information sessions will be held in partnership with Tusla on the new legal obligations and will be open to all early years services.
Once these dates are organised we will inform you.

Child Protection and Welfare Refresher Training – for services trained in 2014:

Thursday 19th October 2017:  1.30pm – 4.30pm  CANCELLED

Friday 20th October 2017:  1.30pm – 4.30pm CANCELLED

Thursday 26th October 2017:  6.30pm – 9.30pm CANCELLED

Thursday 9th November 2017:  1.30pm – 4.30pm CANCELLED


Child Protection and Welfare Training – Always Children First Foundation Training: 

Friday 17th November 2017: 9.30am – 4pm CANCELLED

Please see further details below:

Child Protection and Welfare Refresher Training – for services trained in 2014:

Priority will be given to DLP’s and deputy DLP’s first and then to other staff that completed training in 2014 also and are due to refresh.

Child Protection and Welfare Training – Always Children First Foundation Training – Child Safeguarding Awareness Training for Organisations:

For staff, DLP and Deputy DLP’s. This training is for staff that have never completed this training before.


Strategies to Support Children’s Emotional and Social Development -COMMENCED

Day One Saturday 11th November 10.30am – 4.30pm
Day Two Saturday 25th November 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Facilitator Ann Halligan
Cost: €30 for two days

Please see further details below:

Please call 065 6864862 to book a place.

Cost: €30 for full day and half day training. Payment must be by cheque or cash and cannot be taken over the phone. In order to secure your booking the payment must be received by Friday 22nd September 2017.

Day One: Lunch 1-2pm (lunch is not provided however participants may bring lunch with them and use kitchen facilities).


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

The 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 8:

  • 24th November Friday (10am-4pm)
  • 30th November Thursday (1.30pm-4.30pm) 
  • 8th December Friday (1.30pm-4.30pm)
  • 15th December Friday (1.30-4.30pm).

Programme 9: 
  • 1st December Friday (10am-4pm)
  • 7th December Thursday (1.30pm-4.30pm) 
  • 14th December Thursday (1.30pm-4.30pm) 
  • 11th January 2018 Thursday (1.30pm-4.30pm)


Bookings: Please call 065 6864862 to book a place.

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 in a full day care service. The target is 2 staff per ECCE service. 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.


Implementation of the   Anti-Bias Approach – Follow up workshop only for Participants completed full Diversity Equality Inclusion Training

Saturday 25th November -10.30am – 1.30pm
Facilitator: Ann Halligan

As part of the AIM programme and the Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DEI) training we are rolling out this year – we have arranged an additional workshop with Ann Halligan for participants that have completed the full DEI training.  

This workshop is only for staff/nominated staff from your services that have completed the full Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DEI) Training with Miranda and Caroline at Clare County Childcare Committee. For those of you that are currently or about to commence attending the Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Training and will be finished on the 12th October you can also book a place.This same workshop was delivered already this year on the 1st April 2017 by Ann Halligan so please ignore this if you have already attended.

Ann Halligan has been working in Early Childhood Care and Education since 1995 as a practitioner, Childcare Manager, and trainer. She currently owns and manages her own Preschool Curious Minds in Castlebar, Co Mayo. Ann has been implementing an Anti- Bias Approach with children and families as part of her practice since 2001. In 2004, Ann attended the ‘èist’ training for providers and in 2008 the Training of Trainers programme accredited by NUI Maynooth, Ar an mBealach Diversity and Equality training. She has delivered that module at FETAC Level 5 and 6 as part of the Pre-school Education Initiative for Children from Minority Groups (2011, 2012). Ann also specializes in Persona Doll Training. Ann is a founding member of the Equality and Diversity Early Childhood National Network (EDeNn).
The workshop will provide the opportunity to learn from the work that Ann has completed at practice/service level in her service in implementing the Anti-Bias approach and for peer support; to discuss your progress in implementing the Anti-Bias approach since completing the training and to follow up on any issues/challenges/areas of work you may have addressed since completing the training.