As a result of issues raised by the ECC with ERO, the webpage 'How ERO reviews early childhood services' has been modified. The review process now makes it clear that should ECE centres provide documentation to ERO as part of the review process, but prior to a review visit, it is reasonable for the centre to anticipate that the reviewer(s) will have read that information.
An employee alleged that the trail period in his employment agreement was invalid and there could not be relied on to prevent him from raising a personal grievance. The Employment Relations Authority agreed. Find out why here. (While this case is not related to the childcare sector, it is a timely reminder of the need to manage trial periods carefully if used.)