Community Childcare supports extended
“Year-round registration for centres caring for 25,000 children and special purpose fund introduced”
Statement by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone
La Sona Childcare
Are you thinking of Starting a New Business?
JOB OPPORTUNITY - ROCHFORTBRIDGE AREA
New Employment Oppportunities and Expansion of AIM
Statement by Minister Zappone Meeting of Oireachtas Committee on children and Youth Affairs, 8th February 2017
Start Your Own Business
HACCP Level 1 & 2 Training -
Newletter - 10th February 2017
Dates for Upcoming courses provided by WCCC 2017
Notice -CCS Plus - expansion of the CCS Programme
The DCYA plan to pay a Bursary (of approx. €750) to early childhood educators who have completed a major award in Early Childhood Care and Education at Level 7, Level 8, or Level 9 qualification on the National Framework of Qualifications since the inception of the Learner Fund (2013).
Christmas Closure 2016
PIP Email Alerts
Rathganny - Multyfarnham
QQI Level 6 programmes commencing in January 2017.
Community Childcare Subvention (CCS) Programme. CCS 2016/2017 Band Approval
Bright Star Academy
Position – 4 x Part Time Positions
ACP National Day of Protest
15th November 2016
Time: 2 pm - 3 pm
Dáil Éireann, Leinster House, Kildare Street, Dublin
Let your voice be heard
Private Early Education Providers - PEEP
Learner funds 1 & 2 for level 6 courses - Change to deadline
November - December 2016
“On Friday 28th October 2016 Minister Zappone published a policy paper on the new Single Affordable Childcare Scheme and launched an online consultation survey.
“The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, has announced that a 15% increase in funding has been secured for services to support children, young people and families in Budget 2017.
ECCE Payment - It has been brought to our attention that some ECCE payments that reached bank accounts this morning are incorrect.
We are currently working with Pobal and online support to amend this.
If you feel your service would benefit from the support of a Better Start Early Years Specialist you will be interested to know that we have recently revised our allocation criteria.
The Community Childcare Subvention Programme (CCS) is now open for registrations for community early childhood services and will remain open until 21st October at 5pm.
Please see the following information from DCYA regarding CCS Registrations 2016/17.
Please complete the following short survey from DCYA which aims to give us an accurate picture of the capacity for childcare provision throughout Ireland.
This is a short survey (5 mins max) but the information it provides is extremely valuable for the sector.
The DCYA has developed and published an application process in relation to the granting of exemptions to the minimum enrolment requirements for individual ECCE providers.
Please see the link below for an important update from DCYA on Garda Vetting..
The CCS ‘Private’ Programme which ran from 7 March 2016 to 19 August 2016 and the CCS Resettlement/Relocation Programme which ran from 30 May 2016 to 19 August 2016 will close for child registrations on Friday 2nd September 2016.
Please click on the attached document for information on ECCE preliminiary Payments and programme Readiness
Following a review of Learner Fund 4,DCYA have amended the criteria to take account of feedback it has received in respect to the on-going training needs of the early year’s sector and the continuing qualification recognition process.
Due to the expansion of our facility with another ECCE Room.
Childcare Assistants and Childcare Supervisors
All Candidates Must have minimum qualification of FETAC Childcare Level 6. Additional requirements:
Garda clearance, First Aid, Child Protection Training. Applicants must have a great knowledge of Aistear and Siolta.
The updated Question & Answer Document based on the Child Care Act 1991(Early Years Services) Regulations 2016 has been posted on Tusla webpage at:
Please note: the following information regarding ‘Contracting for Additional DCYA Funded Childcare Programmes: Application Process 2016/17’, has been received from DCYA (22/07/16).
The application form will be uploaded to PIP later today.
NCLUSION OFFICER TRAINING FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD SERVICES
OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS - Friday 24th JUNE!!!
Children with disabilities will have better access to pre-school under a new programme of supports unveiled today (15th June 2016) by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone TD.
Announcing the new Access and Inclusion Model, or AIM, Minister Zappone said
The Access & Inclusion Model (AIM) is a model of supports designed to ensure that children with disabilities can access the Early Childhood Care & Education (ECCE) programme. AIM is a child-centred model, involving 7 levels of progressive support, moving from the universal to the targeted, based on the needs of the child and the early years service provider.
The Institute of Technology Carlow is please to announce that the ezpert appoint by the Department of Education & Skills to review the Level 7 (Add-On) Bachelor of Arts in Applied Early Childhood and Education & Care for higher capitation purposed has concluded that the content of the programme (i.e. the 60 credits taught during one academic year) does meet the requirements of the eligibility criteria for the higher capitation grant for the DCYA funded ECCE programme in terms of skills and knowledge.
Childcare services which were previously notified to Tusla under the provisions for notification as prescribed by the Pre School Child Care Regulations 2006 are now required to be re-registered under Article 58 E of the Child & Family Agency Act 2013.
Booking buttons are now on the following link for the briefing sessions
Dr James Reilly, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, has today signed new Child Care Regulations (the Child Care Act 1991 (Early Years Services) Regulations 2016) which will come into effect on a phased basis from 30th June 2016. The new Regulations provide for pre-school services, that is, those services catering for children under the age of 6 who are not attending primary school.
The memo below outlines two important updates from Túsla as follows:
Due to a matter arising the deadline for completed applications has now been extended until 5pm Friday 8th April 2016 to facilitate the completion of your application.
Please ensure that all sections are completed with required documentation attached before submitting your application
EYC 2016 CLOSING FOR APPLICATIONS AT 12 MID-DAY TODAY 6TH APRIL 2016
The Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) has now processed all Expressions of Interest for participation in the Community Childcare Subvention (CCS) – Private programme, submitted before the closing date of 11th March 2016. All services that submitted an Expression of Interest by this date should receive a CCS (Private) Application Pack by Tuesday 29thMarch.
The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has introduced a new, free service in response to a frightening statistic that shows that as many as 4 out of 5 child car seats are incorrectly fitted which can result in serious injury or worse, a fatality in the event of a collision.
The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr James Reilly, today announced the release of €16m extra funding from Budget 2016 so that the Community Childcare Subvention (CCS) scheme, which subsidises childcare for certain low income parents, will be made more accessible by being available through Private Childcare Service Providers. The extension to the scheme will apply from Monday 7th March 2016 and is expected to fund around 8,000 additional childcare places.
The Inspectorate of the Department of Education and Skills is hosting a series of consultation seminars to discuss the progress to date on the development of a new Early Years Education-focused Inspection (EYEI) Model.
Westmeath County Childcare Committee (WCCC) will employ two LA coordinators to oversee the day to day running of the Coordinated Disability Initiative between Longford County Childcare Committee and Westmeath County Childcare Committee.
This is a fantastic opportunity to play key role in a uniquely innovative project. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential with a minimum third level qualification in Disability/Early Education.
To access DCYA clarification update on qualifications please click here