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KCCC are recruiting a Development Officer
19 November, 2020

KCCC are recruiting a Development Officer

KCCC wish to recruit a Development Officer. The closing date for applications is Tuesday 1st December. Virtual interviews will take place on 9th December. Please see full information below: Job Advert, Job Description and Application Form.

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The Future of Funding for Early Learning and Care and School aged childcare - Parent's Consultation
13 November, 2020

The Future of Funding for Early Learning and Care and School aged childcare - Parent's Consultation

Parents - you are invited to participate in a focused discussion for parents on a major project currently underway in the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth on the development of a new Funding Model for early learning and care and school-age Childcare. DOWNLOAD FLYER These discussions are part of a broader national conversation with a range of key stakeholders on how we fund early learning and care and school-age childcare services and how additional f...

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New Childminders Information Pack
09 November, 2020

New Childminders Information Pack

This pack has been developed by the Regional Childminding Development Officers to support childminders operating in Ireland,  Download the pack here: A Guide to Becoming a childminder  Also available: Sample Policies and Procedures, Sample Record Keeping Forms, and Guidelines on Planning a childminding business in your home, email devworker@kccc.ie for support regarding these.  

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Parent and Toddler Grants
21 September, 2020

Parent and Toddler Grants

The Parent and Toddler grants for 2020 are now open for applications.  The DCYA have announced Revised Parent and Toddler grant guidelines, due to Covid 19 uncertainty for groups the following expenses are allowable for this year: ·         Training courses (e.g. paediatric first aid, committee skills, parenting etc.) where these can be conducted remotely and are completed in this calendar   year &mid...

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Learner Fund Bursary 2020
07 September, 2020

Learner Fund Bursary 2020

The Learner Fund Bursary for 2020 has been announced. The closing date is 23rd October Rules for the scheme are available here and Application Form. There is a separate application form for Childminders and rules for Childminder's learner fund bursary are here

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Grant announcements - Childminding and Capital Grants
26 June, 2020

Grant announcements - Childminding and Capital Grants

Updated **Updated to say the Childminding Re-opening Grant has been increased to €1000 to ensure government consistency in supports for small business reopening** Childminding Re-opening Grant  The purpose of the Childminding Re-opening Grant is to support childminders who had to close as a direct result of the government restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. An individual once-off Childminding grant of €500 per Childminder will be made available to assist ...

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Parents: AIM 2020/2021
10 June, 2020

Parents: AIM 2020/2021

Update: Our parent's leaflet on AIM is available here Dear Parents, We have been asked to share the following announcement with you in relation to AIM, the Access and Inclusion Model for preschool children attending under the ECCE scheme. If your child is due to start ECCE in September and you have concerns about their development, you can apply for further support via their preschool. See aim.gov.ie for further information on the scheme. Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) The Access ...

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Tunes for Tiny @ Kildare for Parents & Childcare Professionals
13 May, 2020

Tunes for Tiny @ Kildare for Parents & Childcare Professionals

We are delighted to announce... TUNES FOR TINY @ KILDARE  in association with the Riverbank Arts Centre, presented by Ceol Connected's Dr Thomas Johnston  We have partnered with Riverbank Arts Centre in Newbridge to bring you this unique musical opportunity with Ceol Connected's Dr. Thomas Johnston. Offered as a fun event (online) for parents and children, mirrored with a separate unique CPD opportunity for Early Year's Educators this is part of our new ...

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Welcome to our new Website!
08 May, 2020

Welcome to our new Website!

Hello and welcome to our new look website,   In this brightened up & mobile technology friendly update to our online presence we hope to offer you a user-friendly experience. Please excuse any inconsistencies you find at this time as we are just ironing out the new site, in particular our 'search for childcare services' facility is a work in progress, and we will have an official launch when all is up and going. We are still inviting services to send in their informatio...

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