Upcoming Training and Workshops 2019

Building Effective Communication with Parents Workshop

Do you want to have more positive relationships with parents of children attending your service?

Would you like to learn new approaches for sharing information with parents about their child?
 What: The type Information to provide
 When: The best time to provide it
 How: Effective ways of communicating with parents
Then this workshop on ‘Building Effective Communication with Parents’ is for you!

Delivered by Maureen Gleeson and Lorna Barry [Maureen and Lorna have over 20 years combined experience in early intervention]

Monday February 25th 2019 [6:30-8pm] in Clare County Childcare Committee.
Total cost of this workshop is €11:53 including booking fee

Please book your place via the following Eventbrite weblink

Refresher First Aid training:

(This course is suitable for those whose Certification is in date or not expired by a period of greater than 3 months, re-certification can only be applied with proof of previous Certification)

 Date:  Saturday 2nd March
Time:  9.00 – 16.30 pm
Cost:  € 60
Location:  Clare County Childcare Committee, 1 Kilrush Road, Ennis, Co Clare

All instructors are OFA and PHECC Registered.

Please reserve your place by contacting Shannon PT on the following number: 061 719583.

Course places will be booked on a first come first served basis, must be paid in advance and are non-refundable.
If you have any questions please get back to Shannon PT;  061 719583 . www.shannonpt.com  


National Síolta Aistear Initiative (NSAI) Workshops

Síolta Aistear Introductory Workshop (2.5hrs)

The Síolta Aistear Introductory Workshop provides an overview of the two national early year’s frameworks, Síolta and Aistear, and the online support tool, the Aistear Síolta Practice Guide. This 2.5 hour workshop encourages critical thinking and reflection skills, creates space for discussion and will support you to:

• Learn about the purpose and structure of Síolta and Aistear
• Explore the connections between the two frameworks
• Find out about the Aistear Síolta Practice Guide
• Explore the principles underpinning Aistear & Síolta
• Introduce you to the Síolta 10 step Formal Quality Assurance Programme


Thursday February 21st 6:30-9pm
Clare County Childcare Committee, 1 Kilrush Rd., Ennis

Previous participants learning from this workshop:
“What Síolta and Aistear represent”
“Learning to become more reflective and show the work that is being done”
“I feel that I did a lot of Aistear and Síolta in college but really learned the practical use of it in today’s session”
“The meaning of Aistear and Síolta and how they support our practice and professional development”
“That Aistear and Síolta are not as difficult or frightening as I think”
“That it is a learning journey and we are all learning together”

 Síolta Aistear Practice Guide Workshop (2.5 hrs)

This workshop will give you a taster of what the Practice Guide is, and the resources available within it:

• It looks at one of the key ideas in the Practice Guide – an ‘Emergent and Inquiry-Based Curriculum’. The type of curriculum the DES Early Years Inspectors are looking for
• It also explores the practitioner role as a curriculum developer
• It offers some ideas on how you might use the contents to support reflective practice in your own setting


Thursday March 14th@ 6.30-9pm
Clare County Childcare Committee, 1 Kilrush Rd., Ennis

Previous participants learning from this workshop:

"The use of the online guide, where to get my information”
“All the online resources, very informative”
Implementing an Inquiry and emergent curriculum and self-evaluation tool”
Thoroughly enjoyed my days training and very worthwhile experience”
“That the everyday things I do with babies is curriculum”
“Listening to other people, sharing ideas”
“Very enjoyable, informative would love all staff to be able to attend”

Síolta Awareness Raising Workshops

Síolta Awareness Raising Workshop 1 (2.5hrs)
Rights of the Child
Parents and Families
Wednesday 20th March 2019

Clare County Childcare committee

Síolta Awareness Raising Workshop 2 (2.5hrs)
Wednesday 27th March 2019

Clare County Childcare committee

Síolta Awareness Raising Workshop 3 (3hrs)
Planning & Evaluation
Health & Welfare
Professional Practice
Legislation & Regulation
Wednesday 3rd April 2019

Clare County Childcare committee

Síolta Awareness Raising Workshop 4 (2.5hrs)
Identity & Belonging
Community Involvement 
Wednesday 10th April 2019

Clare County Childcare committee

 Previous Participants: The most useful thing I learned was:

 “Ideas from other people were shared throughout the workshop”
“So many ideas from group, always helpful to listen to what other services do”
“About implementing Síolta”; “How a lot of standards link together”
“How to bring Síolta back into practice” ; “It was an extremely useful workshop (s) “
“Group work, everyone sharing ideas from different settings with different aged children”
“I was looking for more motivation and found it”
“I really enjoyed the workshop and feel as a team its great”
“I finally understand the importance of implementing Síolta and awareness of our daily use of these standards”
 “I feel more confident heading into a new year in September”

Child Protection and Welfare Training

Please refer to the email sent on the 11/01/2019 outlining the latest updates and requirements for child protection and welfare training.

Please see dates below for the next training date (this training is now the refresher training also):

Always Children First – Child Safeguarding Awareness Training – Foundation for Early Years - Friday 15th February 2019 : 9.30am – 4.30pm at Clare CCC offices.

We would ask each service to prioritise firstly your DLP and Deputy DLP if they trained in 2014/2015. We will take two bookings per service. 

After this we will take bookings from other staff that would like to attend to refresh from the 2014/2015 cohort or from staff that have not attended any foundation level child protection training previously.

Bookings can only be taken from participants that email in a copy of their certificate for the online e-learning Children First Module.

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

There will be further dates later in the year.

Staff that trained in 2016 will be invited to attend in 2020.

Please email your booking and accompanied certificate to miranda.cooke@clarechildcare.ie

You will receive a confirmation email when your booking has been logged onto our booking system.

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Charter and Guidelines Training.

This training is for ECCE services only – 2 staff per ECCE service/1 staff per ECCE room for larger services.

If you have already reached your target for your service there is a waiting list in place for staff that wish to attend if cancellations.

STAFF MUST ATTEND ALL 4 DATES in the programme and attend the full session as per time given to receive a Certificate.

9th March 2019: 10am – 4pm  (Saturday)
14th March 2019: 1.30 -4.30pm (Thursday)
21st March 2019: 1.30 -4.30pm (Thursday)
28th March 2018: 1.30 -4.30pm (Thursday)

Venue: Clare CCC Offices, 1 Kilrush Road, Ennis.  Lunch is provided on first day.

Facilitators: Caroline O’Neill & Miranda Cooke

The training is free of charge.

There will be one more programme rolled out in the Autumn in 2019.

Manual Handling:

If you require manual handling training please contact Shannon PT, 061 719583 for upcoming training details and bookings.