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.

Good News – Bursary for Level 7, 8 and 9 Graduates now available!

 

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).

 

Job Vacancies

Bright Star Academy
 
Position – 2 x Full Time Permanent Contract Positions
 

ECCE Payments

07/10/2016

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.

Capacity Survey of Early Childhood Services

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.

ECCE Payments & Higher Capitation Update 13.09.16

Pobal will be issuing weekly ECCE payments from this week onwards, so any group in contract by 9am Tuesday will be paid by this Friday. If a group completes the contracting process after Tuesday, it will be the following Friday before a payment will be issued. 

Learner Fund 4 August 2016 Update

 

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. 

Staff Wanted

We're Hiring 

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.

 

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