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Kildare Service wins ECI Educator of the Year Award
24 April, 2019

Kildare Service wins ECI Educator of the Year Award

https://www.kildarenow.com/…/kildare-woman-awarded-e…/275451 And the award goes to.. our own Kathleen Cash! Well done to Kathleen and all at Tir na nOg, Athy. Kathleen, also the Chairperson of KCCC's Board of Directors, won ECI's prestigious Educator of the Year 2019 Award at the recent ECI Annual Conference https://www.earlychildhoodireland.ie/work/quality-practice/awards/national-annual-awards-winners/

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Childcare is available for families who are homeless in Kildare
15 April, 2019

Childcare is available for families who are homeless in Kildare

Childcare is available for families who are homeless in Kildare. Should you know of a family experiencing homelessness, who are not availing of this entitlement, please put them in touch with ourselves (email emily@kccc.ie, Tel 045 861307) or any childcare service in the county who are registered for CCSP. Please note the entitlement is for full daycare for children under 5 and for the school holidays for children aged 6-12. Read more

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AIM application process for September 2019 pre-school year
11 April, 2019

AIM application process for September 2019 pre-school year

  AIM Level 7 For children who are currently receiving AIM supports and are eligible to avail of a 2nd year of the ECCE programme from September 2019 If the child is eligible and is returning to the same pre-school setting for a second year and circumstances have not changed, services in receipt of AIM Level 7 supports must submit a 2nd year extension request for all eligible children. This request can be submitted via the AIM tab on the PIP Portal from Wednesday 1st&...

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Parents: School Aged Childcare
10 April, 2019

Parents: School Aged Childcare

The following is an announcement for parents on school age childcare from the DCYA: Parents Notice – School Age Childcare   Childcare services for school-age children must now register with Tusla, the Child and Family Agency. School-age childcare services have not, to date, been subject to registration, so this is a significant step forward in ensuring quality school-age childcare.   Services must register their service if their primary purpose is to care for child...

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Registering School Aged Childcare with Tusla
20 March, 2019

Registering School Aged Childcare with Tusla

School Aged Childcare Services should be aware that they are required to register with Tusla by May 2019. We are happy to provide information and support with this: email fidelma@kccc.ie See the following for more information: - Child Care Act 1991 (Early Years Services) (Registration of School Age Services) Regulations 2018 - Frequently Asked Questions - School Aged Childcare Policies Registration Checklist - Childcare Regulations 2018

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Launch of new National Childcare Scheme
11 March, 2019

Launch of new National Childcare Scheme

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, has today launched the new National Childcare Scheme. Speaking at the launch, with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, the Minister said: "The National Childcare Scheme is a landmark new Scheme for Ireland. It is the first ever statutory entitlement to financial support for childcare. Through this entitlement, the National Childcare Scheme aims to improve children's outcomes, support lifelong learning, reduce child p...

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First Aid Responder (FAR) Funding 2019
06 March, 2019

First Aid Responder (FAR) Funding 2019

First Aid Responder Training A FAR training reimbursement fund has been announced. To support the sector to meet the new regulatory requirements, services can claim back the cost of one staff member attending FAR training (full or refresher). The maximum amounts services may claim are €225 per full course and €175 per refresher course and services should be aware that some training providers may charge in excess of the amount that they can claim back.   To easily cla...

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Free Parenting Talks
25 February, 2019

Free Parenting Talks

This series of Parenting Talks has been organised by Kildare Library Service with support from the following agencies and organisations: HSE Primary Care Psychology Team, TUSLA Child and Family Agency, Kildare Youth Service, Kildare County Childcare Committee, HSE health promotion unit and is funded by Kildare County Council. Attendance at all of the events is free of charge and open to everyone but advance booking is required. Please contact the library where the talk is happening to boo...

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Minister Zappone Welcomes Commencement of School Age Childcare Regulations
18 February, 2019

Minister Zappone Welcomes Commencement of School Age Childcare Regulations

Monday 18th February 2019 Regulations requiring the registration of school-age childcare services came into effect today, 18th February 2019. Childcare services for school-age children must now register with Tusla, the Child and Family Agency. School-age childcare services have not, to date, been subject to registration, so this is a significant step forward in ensuring quality school-age childcare. Services that provide childcare for school-age children only must apply for registration...

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