Learner Fund Bursary

  Learner Fund Bursary has re-opened to Early Years practitioners who are new graduates of a recognised Early Childhood Education and Care degree programme. The award must be placed at level 7/8/9 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) and was achieved in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, or in the 2017/2018 academic year. The qualification for which the bursary is paid must be on the DCYA Early Years Recognised Qualifications list. The bursary amount will be €750. Kildare County Childcare Committees (KCCC) will ...

LINC Increased ECCE Capitation Application Process Open

AIM Level 1 – Inclusion Co-ordinator (LINC) 2018/2019 Increased ECCE Capitation Application Process Open The application process for the increased ECCE capitation, funded by DCYA, in recognition of the leadership and mentoring role that will be delivered by the Inclusion Co-ordinator, during the 2018/2019 pre-school year is now open. To apply a service provider, must be or employ a graduate from the Leadership for Inclusion (LINC) in Early Years Programme who has agreed to take on the role and responsibilities o...

Pre-school Inspection Reports

  Tusla Early Years Inspectorate  are now publishing inspection reports on their website   It is important to note that only Inspection reports arising from inspection under the Childcare Act (Early Years Services) Regulations 2016, which commenced on 30th June 2016, will be published. In cases where a service has not yet had an inspection under the 2016 Regulations, then the next most recent report will be published.  The process of uploading the reports is ongoing and will be complete at the...

KCCC wish to recruit an Administration Officer.

The ideal candidate should meet the following requirements which are considered essential:   REQUIREMENTS   Professional A relevant professional qualification and a minimum of 4 + years’ recent experience in a professional setting. Outstanding administrative skills and experience. Experience and knowledge of the non-profit / charities sector and working for a Board of Directors Proficient in minute-taking Computer literacy and proficient in basic IT systems   (Microsoft Office, Dropbox,...

Level 7 Bachelor of Arts in Applied Early Childhood Education and Care

Institute of Technology Carlow in conjunction with Kildare County Childcare Committee will be offering a Level 7 Bachelor of Arts in Applied Early Childhood Education and Care starting in Carlow in September 2018 This Bachelor of Arts in Applied Early Childhood Education and Care programme is designed for those who hold a FULL QQI Level 6 major award in childcare and who are working full-time in the sector with at least 3 years full time experience and 7 places are available at a cost of just €1200 thanks to funding from Skillnets. I...

Free Online Training for Childminders

    Background:   Early Childhood Ireland is seeking participants to pilot and evaluate an open online course developed for Childminders. For the past year, Early Childhood Ireland has been involved in a European project with four other partners from Greece, Italy, Slovakia and Spain, called Child in Mind. The overall goal is to address the gap in the availability of educational resources for Childminders. In addressing this gap, we aim to create a flexible pathway to learning for Childminders, having a positive i...

Parents Plus - Early Years Programme April 2018

  See below information flyer to the upcoming Plus Early Years Programme taking place in Blessington from April to June.   Parents Plus Information Flyer   Parents plus is a practical and positive parenting course promoting confidence, learning and good behaviour in young children aged 1 to 6 years. This is an 8 week course taking place every Tuesday from April 17th to June 5th 2018. It will take place in Blessington Primary Care Centre from 9.30am to 12pm. Cost: €12. Parent book...

Force Majeure Application Form

  If as a result of the status Red Weather warning for the Country, you deemed it the safest option to close your childcare business, please ensure that you apply for Force Majeure within 4 weeks. Download and complete the form below and send to pipdocuments@pobal.ie   Force Majeure Application Form
Statement on Storm Emma and the Early Years sector

Statement on Storm Emma and the Early Years sector

Wednesday 28th February 2018 The Department of Children and Youth Affairs has been working closely with the National Emergency Coordination Group throughout the week to prepare for the adverse weather conditions. The NECG has met again this morning following the issuing of a Status Red weather warning in some parts of the country. DCYA has maintained contact with childcare providers and stakeholders throughout the week to keep them informed regarding the weather situation as it evolved. Conditions are expected to worsen over Thu...

UPDATE : Notice from DCYA regarding weather conditions

The National Emergency Coordination Group (NECG) has met again this morning following the issuing of a Status Red weather warning in some parts of the country. Conditions are expected to worsen over Thursday and Friday in parts of the country and the NECG are advising that roads should be avoided in Status Red areas due to expected treacherous conditions. DCYA is advising childcare services that local decisions should be taken based on the weather status in their part of the country. In making this decision DCYA strongly advises that services h...
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10 August, 2018

Learner Fund Bursary

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09 August, 2018

LINC Increased ECCE Capitation Application Process Open

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31 July, 2018

Pre-school Inspection Reports

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14 June, 2018

KCCC wish to recruit an Administration Officer.

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24 May, 2018

Level 7 Bachelor of Arts in Applied Early Childhood Education and Care

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