What records Irish ECCE settings should keep and for how long

What records Irish ECCE settings should keep and for how long

Devised for information purposes only for Irish Childcare settings*

Based on the Early Years Regulations (2016), the GDPR (2018), Insurance Claims and Employee Law.

Remember: All records pertaining to early childhood education and care may be retained electronically (early years regulations, 2016 — clause 2) or paper-based.

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What records should I keep and for how long?

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*References must be from a reputable source or person of good standing in the community

* Garda Vetting must be kept for 5 years from the start date of employment

* The Organisation of Working Time (Records) (Prescribed Form and Exemptions) Regulations 2001 requires all employers to keep detailed records of start and finishing times, hours worked each day and each week and leave granted to employees (Citizens Information, 2016).

Sources

· GDPR (2018)

· Child Care Act 1991 (Early Years Services) Regulations 2016

· Parental Leave (Amendment) Act 2006

· Adoptive Leave Act 2005

· Maternity Protection (Amendment) Act 2004

· Organisation of Working Time (Records) (Prescribed Form and Exemptions) Regulations 2001

· Carer’s Leave Act 2001

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