Non-contact time payment

Extra €3.5m payment announced for childcare providers

Service providers who sign up to More Affordable Childcare measures from this September to benefit from new ‘non-contact’ funding measure

Statement by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone

Leadership for Inclusion (LINC) Programme

Leadership for Inclusion (LINC) Programme

Wins Best Online Learning Experience Award at the 2017 Education Awards

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Up to 1,000 early years practitioners offered free place on the LINC Programme 2017/18 from today

Expansion of Criteria for CETS Programme

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs has directed the expansion of criteria for the Childcare Education and Training Support programme (CETS) from the 27th of March 2017 to include parents attending secondary school.

This change means that parents attending secondary school are now entitled to receive childcare funding under the CETS Programme.