Further EYRF Discounts Now Available for Members!

YES! It's true! Even more items have been added to our discounted list of products for Early Years Resource Factory members!The newly added products are listed below and discounts are available immediately! Simply enter your username and password when checking out to avail of these NEW discounts! 

We already offer a number of discounts on the shop for EYRF members including 15% off all policies, tool kits and form packs, parent handbooks, Aistear Stickers and Bunting Flags. Furthermore, we offer 10% off music products (Funky Feet and Ceol Ireland), An Mála Mór, Learn Through Play Toys and Stationery Supplies.

What is the Early Years Resource Factory?

The Early Years Resource Factory is a low-cost membership service for Irish Early Years Services. It provides a range of resources, printables and tools to facilitate managing a service. Here are some of the main resources that are included when you become a member:

  • Observation Planning and Curriculum – The resources include a growing library of curriculum plans that will enable you to respond to children’s emerging interests. Additionally, it includes observation templates required for taking notes on what you observe for each child. The curriculum plans cover a range of various topics and themes. This includes the four Seasons, Easter, Halloween and Christmas, Mothers Day, Fathers Day and St Patrick’s Day. It also includes packs around the themes of Diversity, Identity and Belonging, Where I Live and Early Years S.T.E.M.
  • Your Monthly Newsletter – Create your own customised newsletter every month to share all your classroom news with parents. Include what you have been doing in class all month, topical information, upcoming events, birthday celebrations, tips and ideas. Each month Canavan Byrne provides an attractive newsletter with content relative for that month to help or inspire you. However, you can also choose to include your own details of recent and upcoming activities. NEW for 2021: upload your own pictures/photographs to include so parents can see the work being done in class! Furthermore, you now have the option of a longer newsletter and are not restricted to 2 pages!
  • Family Notices – Along with content for the monthly Newsletter, Canavan Byrne also provides a monthly Family Notice. The Family Notices include additional information on various topics for families with young children. Ideally these should be sent out to parents along with your monthly newsletter. Members can access the full library of dozens of Family Notices.
  • Parent Survey Dashboard - Receiving specific feedback on the experience of parents and the children in your service achieves two things. Firstly, it conveys to them your interest in providing the best possible service. Secondly, it gets you the information required to assess what you could be doing better from their point of view. Services can distribute the survey at any point of the year (online). It can be as regular as required and tailored to suit the specific areas services wish to gauge or review. The data received can be exported to excel so services can access it easily to read and study the information.
  • Printables – There are various printables that you can access on EYRF including many notices, signs and records that you may require to ensure important messages are clearly displayed throughout your service and to keep a log of various tasks within your service. This includes printables for staff members (notices showing Classroom Leader, Duty Manager, Fire Officer etc.) and children (graduation certificates, All About me, Things I Like/Dislike notices etc.). It also includes logs for various items such as  Nappy Changing, Sleep, Emergency Contacts, Training Records and Risk Assessment Sheets. 
  • Staff Roster – After an EYRF member contacted us and asked if it would be possible to put a Weekly Staff Roster on The Early Years Resource Factory, we worked out a way to make this happen! After consultation with the customer and our partners Canavan Byrne we were able to create an easy to use and compliant online staff roster which in turn benefited all our EYRF members. The staff roster can be filled out online and can be 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 .
  • Friday Freebies – Our bi-weekly Friday Freebies continue to be a firm favourite for all customers. Friday Freebies are available on The Early Years Shop for one week but for EYRF members all historical Friday Freebies are available in a folder to access at your convenience.

If you are not already a member of the Early Years Resource Factory you can sign up here! To do a one week no obligations FREE trial you can register here!

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