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Launch of our Childcare Needs Analysis report
12 February, 2019

Launch of our Childcare Needs Analysis report

  KCCC launched our Childcare Needs Analysis report for Co Kildare yesterday in the Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge The report, which was conducted by independent researcher, Ann Clarke, was commissioned by the Kildare County Childcare Committee in 2018 with funding support by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.   The Childcare Needs Analysis report examined childcare needs in Co Kildare from the perspective of children, parents, childcare services and childmin...

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Early Years and School Age Capital 2019
31 January, 2019

Early Years and School Age Capital 2019

Extra spaces and fire-safety priorities for Childcare Investment in 2019 The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, TD is pleased to announce the priorities for 2019’s Early Learning and Care and School Age Capital programmes. The Minister has secured €9m for capital grants across 2019. The budget for the Early Learning and Care and School Age Capital programmes has been set at €6.106m. A further announcement with details of an additional ...

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Government launches First 5, A Whole-of-Government Strategy for  Babies, Young Children and their Families
19 November, 2018

Government launches First 5, A Whole-of-Government Strategy for Babies, Young Children and their Families

  19th November 2018 The Government has today unveiled ‘First 5’, Ireland’s first ever cross-Departmental strategy to support babies, young children and their families. The ambitious ten-year plan will deliver: 1.    A broader range of options for parents to balance working and caring 2.    A new model of parenting support  3.    New developments in child health, including a dedicated child health workforce&...

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The Quality and Regulatory Framework (QRF)
03 October, 2018

The Quality and Regulatory Framework (QRF)

Tusla Early Years Inspectorate, in collaboration with the Department of Children and Youth Affairs, launched the Quality and Regulatory Framework on Wednesday the 5th of September 2018 in Dublin.   The Early Years Inspectorate has developed a Quality and Regulatory Framework (QRF), to support registered Early Years Services to comply with the 2016 Regulations. The QRF does this by setting out the core regulatory requirements in a transparent way, bringing together evidence-based, na...

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Learner Fund Bursary
10 August, 2018

Learner Fund Bursary

  Learner Fund Bursary has re-opened to Early Years practitioners who are new graduates of a recognised Early Childhood Education and Care degree programme. The award must be placed at level 7/8/9 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) and was achieved in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, or in the 2017/2018 academic year. The qualification for which the bursary is paid must be on the DCYA Early Years Recognised Qualifications list. The bursary amount will be €750. ...

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LINC Increased ECCE Capitation Application Process Open
09 August, 2018

LINC Increased ECCE Capitation Application Process Open

AIM Level 1 – Inclusion Co-ordinator (LINC) 2018/2019 Increased ECCE Capitation Application Process Open The application process for the increased ECCE capitation, funded by DCYA, in recognition of the leadership and mentoring role that will be delivered by the Inclusion Co-ordinator, during the 2018/2019 pre-school year is now open. To apply a service provider, must be or employ a graduate from the Leadership for Inclusion (LINC) in Early Years Programme who has agre...

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Pre-school Inspection Reports
31 July, 2018

Pre-school Inspection Reports

  Tusla Early Years Inspectorate  are now publishing inspection reports on their website   It is important to note that only Inspection reports arising from inspection under the Childcare Act (Early Years Services) Regulations 2016, which commenced on 30th June 2016, will be published. In cases where a service has not yet had an inspection under the 2016 Regulations, then the next most recent report will be published.  The process of uploading ...

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KCCC wish to recruit an Administration Officer.
14 June, 2018

KCCC wish to recruit an Administration Officer.

The ideal candidate should meet the following requirements which are considered essential:   REQUIREMENTS   Professional A relevant professional qualification and a minimum of 4 + years’ recent experience in a professional setting. Outstanding administrative skills and experience. Experience and knowledge of the non-profit / charities sector and working for a Board of Directors Proficient in minute-taking Computer literacy and proficient in basic IT...

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