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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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National Childcare Scheme
02 December, 2019

National Childcare Scheme

The National Childcare Scheme is now open. To apply go to: https://ncs.gov.ie/en/ You will need a MyGovID to apply https://www.mygovid.ie/ You can watch step-by-step videos on how to apply here   

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KCCC are recruiting a Development Officer
19 September, 2019

KCCC are recruiting a Development Officer

We are delighted to announce that we are recruiting a Development Officer. Do you have a level 7/8 or higher qualification in Early Years/ Community Development or Training & Development? Do you have 3+ years experience in Community Development and or the Early Years? Are you passionate about developing care for children in Ireland, and Kildare particularly? We want to hear from you!   Development Officer (Full Time) Advertisement Job Description Application ...

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Director sought for KCCC Voluntary Board
30 August, 2019

Director sought for KCCC Voluntary Board

At Kildare County Childcare Committee (KCCC) we are seeking a new Director to join our voluntary Board. KCCC's mission is to promote quality and accessible childcare provision for all children from birth to 14 years in Co. Kildare, in partnership with stakeholders. It is a registered charity, funded by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs/Pobal. Our Board currently consists of 8 voluntary members, who meet 6 to 8 times per year at our offices in Clane (evenings) and comprises local r...

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DCYA launches Draft Childminding Action Plan
30 August, 2019

DCYA launches Draft Childminding Action Plan

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone TD, today (29th August 2019) launched the Draft Childminding Action Plan, for the purpose of public consultation. The Draft Action Plan sets out proposals for improving access to high quality and affordable early learning and care and school-age childcare through childminding. As well as publishing the Draft Action Plan, the Minister also launched a public consultation process on the proposals. She invites childminders, parents...

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