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Why Music Education is Important for Children of All Ages

Have you ever stopped to consider how important music is in so many different aspects of our culture? This is because music connects so deeply with our thoughts and feelings. Like many of the functions of our minds, it’s a little mysterious exactly why Music Education affects us the way it does, but it does […]

Be prepared for the coming year with our New School Year Starter Bundles and other products!

We have combined some of our most popular products in “New School Year Starter Bundles” to make it easy for you to put together some of the essentials for the coming year for the children in your service: Roll Books with space for 27 children per room, mini-planner, and transition sheets. My Learning Journey is […]

The GDPR Raises the Question: Why is Data Protection so Important?

We’ve all heard so much about the new General Data Protection Regulation in the weeks and months leading up to May 25th that it’s something of a relief to be past the deadline. However, if you have not yet implemented your GDPR policy – IT IS NOT TOO LATE. As an Early Years service provider, […]

Last Few Days to Order for Guaranteed Delivery of Graduation Gowns

At the Early Years Shop we carry a large range of Graduation Gowns in different colours. However, if not in stock, it could take 2 or 3 weeks for delivery. Make sure the move to big school is a celebration the children and their parents will remember for years to come. An Early Years graduation […]

Canavan Byrne’s GDPR Pack helps 100’s to be compliant simply and efficiently

Tomorrow, Friday 25th May, is the deadline for implementing the General Data Protection Regulations. If you still need help with this our GDPR Pack is the simple answer. The confidence the pack gives you in being well prepared takes a lot of the stress away. Now to attack the office and get shredding… then updating […]

7 days until General Data Protection Regulation is in effect – Canavan Byrne GDPR pack is the simple, quick answer

We all know about the GDPR (European General Data Protection Regulation) and the implications for our businesses. No need to put it off any longer, now is the time to put together a comprehensive GDPR policy for your early years service! You will need to do a complete review of your policies and procedures in […]

Graduation Ceremony Time – It’s not Too Late to Organise Yours!

Isn’t it about time you get your graduation ceremony organised? Get Your Graduation Gowns, Certificates and Banners Now! We can supply our great high-quality washable graduation gowns in a choice of colours: Black, royal blue, red or gold. Costs from just €20.75. All of our gowns also come with a cap, 2018 charm and tassel. Order […]

Countdown to GDPR – 16 days left to ensure your compliance

Are your GDPR policies in place? There are a little over 2 weeks left until the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) comes into effect across Europe. It’s important that you review your policies and procedures with regard to privacy and data retention. It’s also important that the specifics of your privacy policy and data protection […]

See what Early Years Services are saying about the Canavan Byrne GDPR Pack

We have been getting great feedback on the GDPR Pack, our toolkit for helping your process of becoming compliant with the GDPR (European General Data Protection Regulation) by May 25. Canavan Byrne have done it again with GDPR-updated documents and particularly with the 55-page Policy which you can customise for your own service’s data protection […]

Guide to using the GDPR Pack for the Early Years Sector

The below guide is taken from the first part of our GDPR Pack, we are providing this here to give you some idea of what is involved in updating your policies and procedures for compliance with the GDPR. Click here for more information on the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and how you can bring […]

The GDPR is Coming and Compliance is Not Optional!

The Europe-wide General Data Protection Regulation is coming into effect 25 May 2018 – that’s only a few weeks away so if you haven’t been preparing for it, now is the time! This legislation will affect every Irish business and will have particular impact on companies that handle sensitive data. This is especially true of […]

Win a Free One-Year Membership of EYRF in our Graduation Photo Competition

We’re excited to invite you to compete in our 2018 Graduation Photo Competition! We will be offering two prizes: A free year’s membership of the Early Years Resource Factory, one for a sessional service and one for a full day-care service. To enter, just send in one or more photos of your graduation ceremony from […]

Free Graduation Banner with order of 5 or more Graduation Gowns

A graduation ceremony is a really wonderful and memorable occasion for the carers in your service, the graduating children and their siblings and parents! A graduation ceremony encourages the children to embrace the transition to “big school” and gives the staff, the children and families a chance to say “thanks” and “goodbyes”. Our graduation gowns […]

Emergency Closure Pack (Includes Adverse Weather) Now Available €20

Following the large volume of calls we received over the last few days we have put this pack together for you. It contains: Notes on how to put the policy together A sample policy (in Microsoft word) which is editable. This gives the wording to suit the various scenarios and you can choose from the […]

New Activities for St. Patrick’s Day and a great Curriculum Plan Bundle deal!

We have just added some new activities to our St. Patrick’s Day Curriculum Plan Pack for 2018. This pack contains more than 30 activities themed around St. Patrick, leprechauns, the Irish language, and more. We are also excited about our new Curriculum Plan Bundle – from now until St. Patrick’s Day you can purchase our […]

New Newsletter for March 2018

We have put our new Newsletter Creator on the system for March 2018. Our Newsletter Creator enables you to quickly and easily produce a professional 1- or 2-page newsletter for the families of children in your service. With our partners, Canavan Byrne, we provide a selection of articles for you to include as you wish […]

Make an Exploding Rainbow to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!

We have added some great updates to our St. Patrick’s Day  pack. St. Patrick’s Day is a great opportunity to put together a week of great activities, play and arts and crafts. Our curriculum plans are each labeled with learning areas, Aistear themes, and Montessori Areas, helping you with your compliance with the Aistear and […]

Make your Graduation Ceremony Extra Special with Graduation Gowns, Caps, and Certificates

A great way to celebrate the end of term is to invite parents and carers, as well as younger siblings, to join you to celebrate and congratulate their child’s ‘graduation’. This experience is a hugely successful way of encouraging the children to embrace the changes ahead, whilst giving children, staff and families a chance to […]

Friday Freebie: Chinese New Year

Please download our Friday Freebie which is taken from our Chinese New Year Curriculum Plans! Here is the Chinese Zodiac story, a legend about how the Chinese zodiac came to be. What is the Chinese Zodiac? Every year is part of a 12-year cycle and every Chinese New Year a new animal is celebrated. Anyone […]

Valentine’s Day Curriculum Plans Updated for 2018

We have updated our Valentine’s Curriculum Plan pack for 2018 with 4 new great activities: Heart Shaped Bird Feeders Mosaic Heart Musical Hearts Suncatcher Heart We are also offering a great bundle pack of Valentine’s Day Curriculum Plans and St. Patrick’s Day Curriculum Plans for only €15! This is a €5 savings over the regular […]

Friday Freebie: Social Media Agreement

It is essential to document your policies and expectations for your employees – particularly nowadays in the realm of internet usage and social media. We’re happy to provide our Social Media Agreement as a free download for this weeks Friday Freebie. The Social Media Agreement is provided in Word format so you can edit and […]

New Newsletter for February 2018

We have put our new Newsletter Creator on the system for February 2018. Our Newsletter Creator enables you to quickly and easily produce a professional 1- or 2-page newsletter for the families of children in your service. With our partners, Canavan Byrne, we provide a selection of articles for you to include as you wish […]

Updated Weekly Cleaning Record on EYRF

Based on a member request, we’ve updated our Weekly Cleaning Record sheet to include a ‘checked by’ column and also to allow 2 weeks of records on one sheet to save paper and toner. We just thought we’d take this opportunity to point out that the Early Years Resource Factory offers access to a huge […]

Get the New Year Off to a Great Start with our Child’s Learning Journey books

Get the New Year off to a great start by documenting the child’s learning using our popular Learning Journey books. If you haven’t already purchased these now is a great time as you start the new year. You will already have gathered evidence since September in the form of observations, art work, photographs etc. These […]

Our Child Registration Form has been updated!

This comprehensive record covers a number of compliance requirements and most importantly, in light of the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation [GDPR] due  to come into effect in May 2018, includes a statement regarding data protection and seeks the relevant permissions from parents/guardians regarding the keeping of data. It is very important to have a […]