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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 […]

Outdoor Environment Risk Assessment Form

Risk assessment needs to be a key part of your planning and paperwork to properly document that you are providing a safe service. Feedback around Tusla inspections confirms that risk asessment needs to be a priority. We’re happy to provide our Outdoor Environment Risk Assessment Form as this week’s Friday Freebie. Download it now and […]

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 […]