As we are all aware, there have been updates in the last few days to the Irish government guidelines on managing infection control for COVID-19 with isolation, testing and masking.
Antigen Tests now available on the Early Years Shop! Due to a number of enquiries from Early Years Services we have sourced a CE approved Antigen test that can be purchased on the shop. These tests are sold in packs of 20 and are suitable for use in Early Years Services for both staff members and children over the age of 4 years old.
Promoting good hygiene is this week’s Thursday Tip. To reduce the risk of disease in early years settings all services should meet certain criteria that promotes good hygiene. This includes putting cleaning regimes in place as well as good hand hygiene and good respiratory hygiene practices.
The Early Years Resource Factory has been specifically designed to assist early years services. Membership gives services instant access to an array of posters, printables, logs and records that are required for various rooms in a service.
It also gives services access to hundreds of activities from a library of “curriculum ideas” that can be used to respond to children’s needs in a spontaneous inquiry -based manner. Each activity is linked to Aistear, Síolta and Montessori learning and includes printable observation sheets.