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Childcare Vacancies
10 June, 2021

Childcare Vacancies

Childcare Vacancies in Kildare Please complete this form for your vacancy to be published. Posts will be removed from the KCCC website after their closing date. Email info@kccc.ie if you would like to delete, amend or extend the deadline of your listing.     Little Toppers Childcare Practitioner Location: Straffan, Co. Kildare  Job Description / Minimum Requirements: 2 positions for childcare practitioners. Fetac Level 5 and/or Level 6. Ex...

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Let's Get Ready 2021
13 May, 2021

Let's Get Ready 2021

Let's Get Ready 2021     The transition to primary school remains especially difficult again this year because of Covid conditions. Attached are some transitions resources that have been developed for parents.  This year the NCCA have also developed an additional parents template for children starting in ECCE.     Please contact us if you have any difficulties accessing the resources.    The Mó Scéal templates linked below have bee...

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Parent's Talks May 2021
07 May, 2021

Parent's Talks May 2021

Kildare County Childcare Committee are running this series of events for parents of young children during the month of May 2021. Following recent lockdowns waiting lists for services are long- parents may have concerns about their child's development and some may have concerns about how their children will progress to pre-school/ ECCE or from playschool to primary school.   Early Language and Communication Development - A talk for parents, with Speech and Language Therapist Trisha Cu...

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Let's Grow!
18 March, 2021

Let's Grow!

Kildare County Childcare Committee has been delighted to launch this month our Let's GrOw Outside programme for early childhood care and school aged childcare in the county. This involved sending vegetable and wildflower seeds to a group of services in the county, which will be followed by emails and videos with tips on growing and playing outdoors, as well as sharing our ideas and experiences with each other along the way. Update 1 - March 2021.           ...

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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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