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Record Keeping Tips

Keeping your records up to date is an important part of running an early years service. We have developed a number of compliance forms packs to help and guide you. Check out or email Remember! Do spot checks to ensure records are always current, up to date and properly completed (all details) Ensure […]

Special Offer!

We have been very busy updating all our records on The Early Years Shop to ensure they are fully compliant with the latest requirements as outlined in the new regulations. Our record keeping forms will keep you right on track by helping you to collect all the information you need to run a professional and […]

The Early Years Shop Summer Sale!

The award-winning Ceol ‘Step into Music’ programme is now on sale for just €60. Normally €90, the pack is growing in popularity so we’re offering this discount until 31 August 2016. Give your preschool the competitive edge with this award-winning and high-quality early years music curriculum. This extensive programme includes: 28 weeks of scripted lesson […]

Aistear Stickers in English and Irish!

Aistear Stickers are a fantastic way of labeling children’s information. Aistear assessments/Observations Artwork Photographs Learning Journals, stories and scrapbooks So how do they work? We will include the list of learning themes and goals so you can access them at all times. Simply circle the appropriate theme and goal on the sticker and attach it […]

Have you seen the Mobile Phone & Camera Toolkit?

Product Description Keeping paperwork in order is essential to the smooth running of any business. Ensuring that you have permission for taking photos and ensuring that employees are aware of your rules for using mobile phones is important and ensures that children are protected.The Mobile Phone & Camera toolkit will aim to provide guidance on […]

Create Your Own July Newsletter!

Early Years Shop presents you with your very own Create Your Own Newsletter for July 2016. Include your news, upcoming dates, any new facilities, children joining or leaving and other information. Newsletters are a great promotional tool. In addition to your own news, we also provide free content for your use created by our partners, […]

Have you seen the updated Office Pack?

Keeping your paperwork in order is essential to the smooth running of any business. The Office Pack is designed to ensure you have everything you need to be compliant with Tusla focused inspections and to support childcare providers to comply with the Preschool (Childcare Services) Regulations (2006). The guide details how and where documents should […]

*** Friday Freebie: Pest Control Record***

This week’s FREEBIE FRIDAY is a pest control record sheet go to to download yours. Regular inspections of your early years setting should be performed by management or a pest management professional (who is knowledgeable about pest control) or another person who is knowledgeable about pest biology and habits. It is important to record this […]

Getting Ready for Inspection Compliance Packs

Our early year’s specialists have reviewed and updated our Form Packs based on Tulsa focused inspection requirements and the Child Care Act 1991 [Early Years Services] Regulations 2016. The Compliance Packs combine the requirements under the Child Care Act 1991 [Early Years Services] Regulations 2016 and National Standards. The Compliance Packs are divided into the […]

Still time to create your June Newsletter!

Create your own customised 1- or 2-page newsletter for June 2016. “A newsletter is an excellent way of developing a strong partnership with parents. It values parents and enhances their involvement with the service  ” (Siolta Standard 3 : Parents and Families) Include any news about your service, important upcoming dates, hellos and goodbyes to […]

NEW! Staff Supervision Records: Are you ready for the new Tusla inspections?

Under the new Child Care Act 1991 (Early Years Services) Regulations 2016 you must have evidence that you are monitoring the performance of staff and that you carry out staff inductions and on-going supervision.  Depending on the size of your staff team you can choose different methods of giving feedback and ensuring that performance is […]

Early Years Resource Factory Licences

The Early Years Resource Factory is a service of Canavan Byrne Childcare who supply all the content for the website and online service including monthly newsletters and Family Notices. Canavan Byrne are specialists in the Early Years sector and provide a complete business solutions service. What We Do? We have fun, eye-catching, customisable printables and […]

5 Good Reasons To Do a Parent Survey!

Doing a Parent Satisfaction Survey can provide clear benefits to your business, your customers (parents), your team and very importantly the children in your care. For more information click here Parents Pack available from the Early Years Shop. 5 Good Reasons Referrals: Word of mouth recommendations bring new families to you and that helps your […]