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Children First Mandatory Reporting from Monday 11th December 2017

The new Children First guidance comes into effect from Monday this will mean mandatory reporting of Child Protection concerns. You can download the new document here and we have hard copies available to collect from our offices in Irish and English. These Questions and Answers for Early Years' Services are also very useful. The Early Years Child Protection Programme will run Briefing Sessions on the new Act in 2018, to be announced.

Naas Parenting Talk 22nd November

  Parenting talk with Joanna Fortune, Psychotherapist, attachment and parenting specialist. Killashee House Hotel, Naas, Co Kildare Wednesday 22nd November, 7.15pm   A chance for parents of young children to focus on how they can make the most of the time they have with their children, limited as it may sometimes be. Joanna will talk about: the importance of play for children in terms of their development play as the language of children, and therapeutic play techniques that can be used by parents at home. ...

The Cost of Childcare - Have your say

Parents, childcare providers and others with an interest in childcare are today being urged to submit evidence to inform the first stage of the Independent Review of Costs of Providing Quality Childcare See: https://www.dcya.gov.ie/viewdoc.asp?Docid=4473&CatID=11&mn=&StartDate=1+January+2017  

Celbridge Parenting Talk 7th November

We are delighted to announce the first of our parenting talks will take place in Celbridge Manor Hotel on 7th November, email communications@kccc.ie to book a place. In this talk Joanna Fortune, Psychotherapist, attachment and parenting specialist, will talk about: the importance of play for children in terms of their development play as the language of children, and therapeutic play techniques that can be used by parents at home. She will spend some time discussing questions from the audience as well as limited question ...

Learner Fund Bursary 2017 Application Form

The application form for the Learner Fund Bursary 2017 is now available here Learner Fund Bursary Autumn 2017 The Department of Children & Youth Affairs (DCYA) will re-open the Learner Fund Bursary (announced early 2017) for applications from recent graduates, or those who missed the first round of funding. All applications must be made through your local County / City Childcare Committee To be considered eligible for the Learner Fund Bursary, an applicant must: 1. Have graduated with a major award in Early Childhood Care and Educ...

KCCC welcomes Budget 2018 announcements

Kildare County Childcare Committee welcomes the Budget 2018 announcements regarding the government’s early years programmes. The increased Programme Supports payments mean that recognition is being given to the time providers spend planning and completing administration outside of the classroom. The change to the ECCE programme will mean that all children will now receive 2 full years preschool fixes an anomaly that put some children in an unfair position (see appendix 1 below). This will also help providers as they will only have o...

Learner Fund Bursary 2017

We are delighted to announce that there will be a new Learner Fund Bursary open for applications from 16th October until 7th November. This will apply to those who have completed a qualification at level 7, 8 or 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications since the beginning of the Learner Fund in 2013. Watch this space for further information and the application form, coming soon!

AIM Training open for bookings

Our AIM Equality and Diversity training is open for bookings - starting in Athy on 21st October and Clane on 28th October. Contact aim@kcc.ie to book a place now! See further information in the AIM section of our website

Parent and Toddler Group Grants

Applications are now open for the 2017 Parent and Toddler Grants.  Full details and application form The closing date for receipt of application forms is Friday 29th September

List of Kildare Providers

A list for parents of childcare services who are participating in the new affordable childcare subsidy scheme is available at: affordablechildcare.ie/parentfaq/ This list will be updated every few weeks in September.
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08 December, 2017

Children First Mandatory Reporting from Monday 11th December 2017

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15 November, 2017

Naas Parenting Talk 22nd November

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08 November, 2017

The Cost of Childcare - Have your say

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27 October, 2017

Celbridge Parenting Talk 7th November

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18 October, 2017

Learner Fund Bursary 2017 Application Form

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