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Letter from Minister re Budget 2023
29 September, 2022

Letter from Minister re Budget 2023

The Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O'Gorman, has issued the following letter outlining the current and coming changes to funding for childcare in Ireland. Read the full letter here Excerpt from Minister O'Gorman's letter, 29th Sept 2022: "Core Funding allows for a very substantial increase in the total cost base for the sector without those costs being passed on to parents. The vast majority of services are seeing substanti...

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KCCC wish to recruit a Development Officer
01 September, 2022

KCCC wish to recruit a Development Officer

KCCC wish to recruit a Development Officer THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED Essential Criteria : A relevant qualification at level 7/8 or higher in one or more of the following areas Early Years Education and Care Community Development Training and Development Minimum of 3 years work experience in childcare and/or community development Experience working in a development and quality support role with early years’ services Knowledge of the regulatory fram...

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Childcare Vacancies
09 June, 2022

Childcare Vacancies

  Childcare Vacancies in Kildare - please complete this form if you would like to advertise a vacancy here. Posts will be removed from KCCC website after their closing date. Please email info@kccc.ie if you wish to edit, update or extend the deadline of your listing.   Scoil Bhride Preschool - Aim support staff Location: Scoil Bhride, Kill, Co. Kildare Temporary / Permanent & Hours per Week: 15 hours per week until the end of the school year. Job Desc...

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Ukrainian language Parent's guide to Childcare in Ireland
25 April, 2022

Ukrainian language Parent's guide to Childcare in Ireland

The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth has supplied us with these helpful guides to Childcare in Ireland for parents arriving from Ukraine: A Parent's Guide to Childcare in Ireland (Ukrainian language) A Parent's Guide to Childcare in Ireland (Russian language) Helpful Information: Kildare County Council, Supports for Ukrainians in Kildare: https://kildarecoco.ie/SupportsforUkrainiansinKildare/  

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KCCC are advertising for a Director for our board
14 March, 2022

KCCC are advertising for a Director for our board

Kildare County Childcare Committee are advertising for two new voluntary directors for our board: A Director with Human Resources experience , full information is available at the following  ​https://www.boardmatch.ie/board-vacancy/director-human-resources-experience and A Director with Legal Experience ​https://www.boardmatch.ie/board-vacancy/director-legal-experience-2

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New, parent's guide to Choosing a Childminder
28 February, 2022

New, parent's guide to Choosing a Childminder

A new guide for parents 'Choosing a Childminder' is now available,  Childminders offer a flexible service, tailored to each child, thereby helping parents and guardians to balance their work and family commitments. For many parents choosing the right type of early learning and childcare service is one of the most important decisions they will make, ensuring they select the right type of early learning and childcare that best suits their child and family’s needs. This has...

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Learner Fund Bursary 2021
09 August, 2021

Learner Fund Bursary 2021

The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) has re-opened the Learner Fund Bursary to Early Learning and Care practitioners who are new graduates of a recognised Early Childhood Education and Care degree programme.  The qualification for which the bursary is paid must be on the DCEDIY Early Years Recognised Qualifications list and indicated as meeting the qualification requirements for room leader and the award must be placed at level 7/8/9 ...

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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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