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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 […]

Get Compliant-Ready for 2018!

Child Registration Form (Child Record) Our comprehensive Child Registration Form captures all the information required to be compliant with the Early Years Regulations and the new version includes a Data Protection Sign-off in light of the forthcoming data protection regulations which come in to effect in May 2018. Remember, if you have a child with […]

Learning Journal and Developmental Observations

These are two fantastic resources to support early years educators in formulating a holistic picture of the child. It is important to note that although both documents are used in an observatory capacity as part of the assessment process, they are two very different documents. The developmental checklist should be completed by an educator according […]

Friday Freebie: Extreme Weather Risk Assessment

The recent severe weather has resulted in services having to take action to ensure children and staff are safe. We may be set for more bad weather over the next number of weeks and into 2018. It is, therefore, imperative that we are well prepared. You may be faced with closure, alternate travel routes, hazards […]

Friday Freebie: Maths Outside

For today’s Friday Freebie we are providing some maths activities to do outside! It’s great to find opportunities for learning outdoors in the fresh air. The children can learn about shapes, counting, grouping and writing numerals. These concepts are part of our Maths Through Play curriculum plan which is available for no extra cost to […]

Over 100 pages of great Christmas activities and printables in our Christmas Curriculum Plans

We’ve just updated our Christmas Curriculum Plans for 2017! Over 50 activities, printables and information sheets (over 100 pages!) on Christmas themes like Santa’s Workshop, Reindeer, Santa’s Postbox, Gingerbread houses and more. Teach the children about Christmas as it’s celebrated in Hawaii, France, Poland, Mexico, Jamaica, Hungary, Germany, Denmark and China. As with all of […]

Black Friday special – 20% off on all downloadable products!

We’re offering a great special for Black Friday this year – and we’re extending this offer from now until Sunday at midnight in case you would like to avail of the offer over the weekend… or right now. This offer is on all these product categories: Medical & Health Forms Staff & Employment Toolkits Formpacks, […]

Friday Freebie: Make a Tent

This week’s Friday Freebie is a great activity from our Let’s Go Camping Curriculum Plan Pack. You probably didn’t know you don’t even need to leave your early years setting to bring the children camping! In this activity, the children make a simple little paper tent. When they’ve made their tents, they can create a […]

Are Your Risk Assessment Procedures Up to Date?

When you consider the service you provide to children and their families, there are many different aspects to running a quality service. You need to provide opportunities for children to learn and develop, you need to provide a child-centred curriculum where the emerging interests of children are catered for, you need to provide a supportive […]

Friday Freebie: RECEPTION AREA PACK- Child protection DLP updated 2017

This week’s Friday Freebie is from our Reception Area Pack, the Child Protection Liaison Person sign is to be filled in with the Child Protection DLP’s name, phone number and photo. Show your compliance with regulations and commitment to the safety of the children in your service. The Reception/Foyer Pack also includes a number of […]

Friday Freebie: Friendships

Today’s Friday Freebie is a great informational sheet on fostering children to form healthy friendships. Provided by Canavan Byrne, our Friendships sheet has corresponding Aistear links as well. Useful for your own reference or post on a bulletin board as a family notice. This is great positive information to share with the families of children […]

New Halloween Curriculum

We’ve just added a bunch of great new activities to our Halloween Curriculum Plans! The entire pack comprises about 40 pages of printables and activities, all correlated to Aistear themes and Montessori learning areas, and all designed to support emerging interests of children. Great value from the Early Years Shop – and remember, if you […]

Friday Freebie: Choking

Our Friday Freebie this week is an informative guide to first aid in case of choking with instructions for infants and children provided by Canavan Byrne. Is your staff clear on procedure for choking? Consider printing out and laminating this guide and posting it in your service, particularly in the areas where food is prepared […]

A Monthly Newsletter is a Powerful Communication Tool

Having both formal and informal opportunities for communication and information sharing will greatly enhance the quality of your service. Both the Department of Education and Science (DES) and Tusla will seek evidence of parental involvement and good communication system. “Valuing and Involving parents and families requires a proactive partnership approach evidenced by a range of […]