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...

Children First Update

New Children First guidance came into effect on 11th December 2017, to allow for mandatory reporting of Child Protection concerns. You can download the new Children First document here and we have hard copies available to collect from our offices in Irish and English.   All childcare services, please note the following: - All staff are to complete Children First E-learning programme: http://www.tusla.ie/children-first/children-first-e-learning-programme/ - All services must complete a Child Safegu...

Early Years Capital 2018

Early Year's Capital 2018 will be open for applications on 12th February 2018. The closing date for applications is 9th March (at 3pm), but it is advised not to leave applications until then. A detailed guidance document is available: Applicant Guidelines for Early Years and School Age Childcare Capital Grants 2018. Briefing Notes on EYC 2018 

KCCC NEWS

Kildare County Childcare Committee News January 2018 - Meet our staff - Free resources for childcare services - News & Updates DOWNLOAD HERE

AIM Equality & Diversity Training 2018

We are delighted to announce our Equality and Diversity Training schedule for the first quarter of 2018 is now available,  as usual, the programme consists of 1 full day and 3 evening sessions, and is open to all providers in Kildare to attend. Our Schedule for the first quarter of 2018 is as follows: January 27th (Full day) and 31st Jan, 7th Feb, 21st Feb (evening sessions). Venue: Clane February 10th (Full day) and Feb 19th, 26th, 5th March (evening sessions). Venue: Springfield Hotel, Leixlip February 24th (Full day...

Children First Briefing Sessions now available

Kildare County Childcare Committee are hosting a series of evening briefing sessions on the new requirements under the Children First Act, one person from each service is encouraged to attend. They will take place on the following dates, at KCCC offices in Clane: 30th January, 1st Februrary, 6th February, 8th February, 6th March. Booking will be via eventbrite invitations sent to Kildare services. * We have paper copies of the Children First document available here in the office for anyone who would like to collect them and&nbs...

Children First Mandatory Reporting from Monday 11th December 2017

The new Children First guidance comes into effect from Monday this will mean mandatory reporting of Child Protection concerns. You can download the new document here and we have hard copies available to collect from our offices in Irish and English. These Questions and Answers for Early Years' Services are also very useful. The Early Years Child Protection Programme will run Briefing Sessions on the new Act in 2018, to be announced.

Naas Parenting Talk 22nd November

  Parenting talk with Joanna Fortune, Psychotherapist, attachment and parenting specialist. Killashee House Hotel, Naas, Co Kildare Wednesday 22nd November, 7.15pm   A chance for parents of young children to focus on how they can make the most of the time they have with their children, limited as it may sometimes be. Joanna will talk about: the importance of play for children in terms of their development play as the language of children, and therapeutic play techniques that can be used by parents at home. ...

The Cost of Childcare - Have your say

Parents, childcare providers and others with an interest in childcare are today being urged to submit evidence to inform the first stage of the Independent Review of Costs of Providing Quality Childcare See: https://www.dcya.gov.ie/viewdoc.asp?Docid=4473&CatID=11&mn=&StartDate=1+January+2017  

Celbridge Parenting Talk 7th November

We are delighted to announce the first of our parenting talks will take place in Celbridge Manor Hotel on 7th November, email communications@kccc.ie to book a place. In this talk Joanna Fortune, Psychotherapist, attachment and parenting specialist, will talk about: the importance of play for children in terms of their development play as the language of children, and therapeutic play techniques that can be used by parents at home. She will spend some time discussing questions from the audience as well as limited question ...
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