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...

KCCC Office update - Weather

KCCC staff will remain contactable through their email addresses for the duration of the Status Red Warning for Kildare.     See link below to the KCCC staff members and their email addresses   KCCC Staff

DCYA weather update 27/02/2018

Update to the Early Years and School Age Childcare Sector The DCYA has attended a further meeting of the National Emergency Coordination Group (NECG) to monitor the emerging weather situation. Severe weather is expected towards the latter end of this week. DCYA is asking childcare services to be aware of local weather warnings and travel restrictions that may affect their service.  The worst weather is currently predicted to occur on Thursday and Friday. DCYA will continue to attend the daily meetings of the NECG and monitor the...

From DCYA regarding severe weather conditions

The DCYA has attended the National Emergency Coordination Group (NECG) which met this morning to plan for severe weather conditions expected later this week.  DCYA is asking childcare services to be aware of local weather warnings and travel restrictions that may affect their service.  We encourage childcare services and parents to visit the Winter Ready website for advice (www.winterready.ie) and make the appropriate preparations to minimise disruptions.  The safety and welfare of children, providers, staff and parents ...

Statement from the National Emergency Coordination Group on Severe Weather 

         Statement from the National Emergency Coordination Group on Severe Weather       The National Emergency Coordination Group (NECG) for severe weather met this morning (26 February, 2018) to review national and local preparedness in advance of the forthcoming severe weather which Met √Čireann is forecasting for this week. The meeting was convened by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government in its role as Lead Government Department for the response to severe weather ...

Learner Fund Bursary 2018

The Department of Children & Youth Affairs (DCYA) will re-open the Learner Fund Bursary (announced early 2017) to Early Years practitioners who have completed a major award in Early Childhood Care and Education at Level 7, Level 8, or Level 9 qualification on the National Framework of Qualifications since the inception of the Learner Fund (2013). This qualification must be on the DCYA Early Years Recognised Qualifications list. The bursary amount will be €750.    To be considered eligible for the Learner Fund Bursary, a...
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Statement on Storm Emma and the Early Years sector

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UPDATE : Notice from DCYA regarding weather conditions

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                    Kildare County Childcare Committee, 

                      Unit 21 Thompson Enterprise Centre, 

                      Clane Business Park                      

                      Clane,

                      Co. Kildare   

                      E-Mail info@kildarechildcare.ie      CRA No. 20054175

                      Tel. 045- 861307                             CRO 355991

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