Early Years Resource Factory Membership

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. 

The Early Years Sector is one of the most regulated sectors in the country. Early Years Services are required to navigate through mountains of paperwork required by various agencies. This is in addition to the primary function of caring for the children attending an early years service!

Early Years Services are open to inspection by the Health Services Executive (Tusla), the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) and the National Employment Rights Authority (NERA). Services also need to comply with the requirements of funders under such schemes as the Free Pre-school Year (ECCE).

On top of access to posters, printables, records, logs and curriculum ideas, Early Years Resource Factory membership allows services to create a customisable monthly newsletter to share classroom news with families. Each month Canavan Byrne provides content that is relative to that month. Use this as inspiration or include ideas such as topical information, news from the classroom, birthday celebrations, announcement of new staff etc. You can upload photographs to include so families can see what you've been up to. Newsletters can be downloaded and printed out or emailed to families.

More Great Resources with Early Years Resource Factory Membership

  • Staff Roster - An easy to use and compliant online staff roster that can be filled out online and then saved and emailed or printed for staff members. The roster allows for PIC (Person in Charge), FAR (First Aid Responder) and NIR (Not in Ratio) staff members, breaks and cover staff for staff members who are on holiday or sick leave .
  • Staff Poster Dashboard - Staff names, qualifications and experience should be on display in your common area, foyer/noticeboard for parents/guardians and visitors to see. This tool allows services to create staff posters for each staff member.
  • Parent Survey Dashboard - Collect specific feedback from families at any stage of the year with this super survey tool. The data received can be exported to excel so services can access it easily to read and study the information.
  • Christmas Card and Calendar Creation - Create Christmas cards and calendars to gift families using the children's own artwork or photographs taken of the children with these great new tools for EYRF members.
  • Friday Freebies - A firm favourite of all Early Years Shop customers is the bi-weekly Friday Freebie. All historical Friday Freebies are available in a folder to access at your convenience.
  • Family Notices - The Family Notices has information on various topics for families with young children. Ideally these should be sent out to parents along with the monthly newsletter. Members can access the full library of dozens of Family Notices.
  • Early Years Shop Discounts - EYRF members receive great discounts across the Early Years Shop on various products. This includes 15% off all policy and form packs. Look for our 'EYRF Member Discount' label on products across the shop for great savings!

If you would like to hear about our great offer for new memberships please call us on 01 6535008 for more information. To do a one week no-obligation FREE trial you can register here!

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