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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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KCCC are recruiting a Development Officer
30 July, 2020

KCCC are recruiting a Development Officer

KCCC wish to recruit a Development Officer. The closing date for applications is Friday 7th August. Virtual Interviews will take place on 13th August. Please see full information below: Job Advert, Job Description and Application Form.

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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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Covid 19 measures
13 March, 2020

Covid 19 measures

On 12th March 2020 the government announced the closure of all childcare facilities, along with schools and colleges, in response to the Covid 19 crisis. This is an evolving situation and we are following government and guidelines from the DCYA. Regular updates will be provided to childcare providers as they become available. **Parents please note the advice to keep children home, not mixing with each other or visiting grandparents** > DCYA Letter re. Force Majeure FAQs > WHO'...

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Early Years Capital Grants 2020 have been announced
20 January, 2020

Early Years Capital Grants 2020 have been announced

**Now suspended due to Covid 19 closures** Capital Grants for 2020 have been announed: Programmes will be open for applications from early learning and care and school age childcare services in February 2020. The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone TD, is pleased to announce the details of the 2020 Early Learning and Care and School Age Capital programmes. The Minister has secured €8.1 million for childcare capital grants across 2020. €7.2 million ...

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