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Order your Beep Beep Day 2018 Pack

Place your orders for “Beep Beep Day!” 2018 packs. 


National “Beep Beep Day” takes place on Friday 5th October 2018 during Irish Road Safety Week.  Our warehouse will start to fulfil orders for “Beep Beep Day!” packs from this week.  It is important that providers place their orders through the RSA Online Orders system in plenty of time to have their packs for 5th October.    We have limited supply of stocks so providers should place their orders as soon as possible.


Providers have the option to request the following materials for their pack:


-        Beep Beep Day High vis vests (Sizes:  2-4 year old and 4-6 year old)

-        Beep Beep Day Poster

-        Simon and Friends Parent’s Guide


Orders can be made online at .  All requests must be made through this system.  We hope to get all packs which are ordered by  2nd October to all preschools in time for Beep Beep Day on 5th October. 


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Promoting Positive Behaviour in Preschools Workshop

Early Intervention Team

HSE North West Dublin

Ashgrove House

Kempton Estate

Navan Road

Dublin 7

                                                                             September 2018


Invitation to Workshop:

 ‘Promoting Positive Behaviour in Preschools’



Dear Preschool,


We are writing to you in relation to you to let you know about an exciting new initiative that some of your staff members may be interested in.


This workshop uses elements of positive behaviour support and the Triple P Stepping Stones programme. It aims to support preschool staff to promote the learning and development of young children in addition to managing behaviour difficulties. The programme is designed for staff working with children who have additional needs.


In this programme, some of the things we will look at include:


·         Psycho-Education: Child Development and Behaviour

·         Teaching new skills and behaviours

·         Recording behaviour and the appropriate use of rewards

·         Encouraging good behaviour and managing misbehaviour


The programme aims to assist staff to approach the management of problems in a positive way that helps children learn and reach their full potential.




·         Wednesday 17th October 9.30am-12.30pm: Session 1

·         Wednesday 24th October 9.30am-12.30pm: Session 2

·         Wednesday 31st October: NO SESSION

·         Wednesday 7th November 9.30am-12.30pm: Session 3

·         Wednesday 14th November 9.30am-12.30pm: Session 4




All sessions will take place from 9.30am-12pm



Ashgrove House, Kempton Estate, Navan Road, Dublin 7.



If you would like more information about the time and dates for the group, please email Katie Duffy, Assistant Psychologist no later than Monday 8th of October 2018 as places will be offered on a first come first served basis.


All staff members interested in attending must be able to commit to attending all four sessions to secure a place on the programme.


We will contact you to let you know if you have secured a place.




Dr. Jessica Russell-Carroll                      Lauren Burns         

Senior Clinical Psychologist                   Senior Educational Psychologist



Katie Duffy

Assistant Psychologist


AIM Level 7 and Level 1 Announcement from PIP

AIM Level 7 Payments
As per the payment schedule published, the first payment in relation to AIM Level 7 is scheduled for Friday 28th September. In order to process an AIM Level 7 payment, the child/children in receipt of AIM Level 7 support must have an active and approved registration on PIP for the relevant programme call by C.O.B on Monday 24th September 2018.

Therefore kindly review all registrations in relation to children in receipt of AIM Level 7 support by 5pm on Monday 24th September 2018.


AIM Level 1 (LINC)
AIM level 1 (LINC) payment will be issued to Services tomorrow Friday 21st September for applications that were approved by close of business Monday 17th September.
Catch-up payments will continue to occur on a weekly basis with funding back-dated as necessary.

Higher Capitation - PIP Announcement

Higher Capitation

Pobal are pleased to announce that the Higher Capitation application form for ECCE 2018-19 will be released on the PIP Portal next Friday 28th September.

Online applications for the current academic year can be submitted from the 28th September onwards.

Appraisal by the ECCE Team will commence immediately, and Services will be paid following approval.

Catch-up payments will continue to occur on a weekly basis with funding back-dated as necessary.

Guide to Early Years Education Inspection - Now Available

Early-Years Education-focused Inspection (EYEI)

Early-Years Education-focused Inspections (EYEIs) are carried out in early-years services participating in the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Programme – a programme which provides a period of free early childhood care and education for children before they start school.

During these inspections, we evaluate the quality of the nature, range and appropriateness of the early educational experiences for children participating in the ECCE Programme. The main activity of an EYEI inspection is the observation, by the inspector, of the processes and practices relating to children’s learning in one or more learning rooms or areas in the early-years setting.

At the end of each inspection we provide the early-years practitioners and the owners/managers (where available) with feedback on the quality of educational provision in the setting. Subsequently we send a written report to the pre-school inspected outlining the inspection findings and providing advice as to how educational provision in the setting can be developed further or improved. The inspection report is published on our website and on the website of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.

Click here to download Guide