The well-being, health and safety of children, their families and those working in the sector is a priority. This web-page provides guidance for parents and service providers on the reopening of early learning and care (ELC) and school-age childcare (SAC) services.

Guidance is based on the latest public health advice available from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) in the HSE, which has been approved by the Expert Advisory Group of the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET). The public health advice is subject to ongoing review / updating by the HPSC. If the public health advice changes, the guidance documents on this web-page may change accordingly. Every ELC and SAC setting is different and service providers will need to use their professional judgement in determining how best to comply with the public health advice while ensuring high quality practice to support children’s well-being, learning and development.

More resources and practice examples will be added to this web-page over the coming weeks. You are therefore advised to check for updates. Irish-language resources will be available in the coming days

Please click the link below for all resources:

https://first5.gov.ie/practitioners/reopening

Please click below for some of the individual resources :

FAQs for providers regarding reopening

FAQs for practitioners regarding reopening

FAQs for HR and Employment

FAQs for parents

 

Please contact us on 062 64200 with any of your queries.