Information Leaflet for Parents/Carers on Children first in Early Learning and Care Services

Information Leaflet for Parents/Carers on Children first in Early Learning and Care Services

The National Child Safeguarding Programme: Early Leaning and Care provides the only Tusla approved Child Safeguarding Programme in Ireland. They have developed a leaflet for parents on what to expect from an Early Learning and Care Service and how to report Child Protection and Welfare concerns. The...
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Parents discussion on early learning and care and school-age childcare

Parents discussion on early learning and care and school-age childcare

  The Department would like to hear more about the things that are most important to you as parents of children under 15 years old. No prior knowledge of early learning and care or school-age childcare is needed.   Parents sessions will run on the following dates and times: • 23 November: 20.30 –...
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DCCC's Upcoming Quality Training November 2020

DCCC's Upcoming Quality Training November 2020

DCCC Quality tRAINING IN NOVEMBER 2020 In addition to the series of IT Training Events taking place in November 2020, the following Quality training workshops are available to book now, all will take place online during the month of November.   Supporting Children with Emotional and Behavioural...
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DCCC series of IT training events in November 2020

DCCC series of IT training events in November 2020

  Having IT problems? Wish to improve your own and your team members IT skills? DCCC are delighted to announce a series of IT training events during the month of November 20. Not only are we running a series of workshops on the particular topics listed below but we are also giving you the...
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Tip Sheets for operations during COVID-19

Tip Sheets for operations during COVID-19

This First 5 website provides guidance for service providers on the operation of ELC and SAC services based on the latest public health advice available from the HPSC, which has been approved by NPHET. Public health advice is subject to ongoing review/updating by the HPSC. If the public health...
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The National Child Safeguarding Programme; Early Learning and Care NEW WEBSITE & TWITTER

The National Child Safeguarding Programme; Early Learning and Care NEW WEBSITE & TWITTER

The National Child Safeguarding Programme; Early Learning and Care: Website and Twitter Page The National Child Safeguarding Programme; Early Learning and Care provides the only Tusla approved sector specific Child Safeguarding Programme in Ireland.  Their new website is full of Early Learning and Care...
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Updated Child Safeguarding Statement Template and Information Sheet

Updated Child Safeguarding Statement Template and Information Sheet

  The National Child Safeguarding Programme; Early Learning and Care Updated Child Safeguarding Statement Template and Information Sheet The National Child Safeguarding Programme; Early Learning and Care is the only Tusla approved, Early Learning and Care sector specific Child Safeguarding training...
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Inclusion Co-Ordinator application deadline is 31 October

Inclusion Co-Ordinator application deadline is 31 October

  Inclusion Co-Ordinator application deadline is 31 October The role of the Inclusion Coordinator is an important one within a service. Pre-school settings employing a LINC graduate (who has agreed to take on the role and responsibilities of the Inclusion Co-ordinator) receive an increase of €2 per child...
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DCYA'S Early Years Bulletin Sept 20

DCYA'S Early Years Bulletin Sept 20

DCYA have shared their September 2020 edition of their Early Years Bulletin which includes updates from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs, Departmennt of Education and Skills, Tusla & Pobal. The following topics are featured include: Workforce Development Plan and New Funding Model COVID-19...
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Minister O’Gorman launches National Quality Guidelines for School-Age Childcare Services

Minister O’Gorman launches National Quality Guidelines for School-Age Childcare Services

  Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, T.D., has launched the National Quality Guidelines for School-Age Childcare Services. The National Quality Guidelines describe the features of good quality practice in childcare services for school-age children,...
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REMINDER TO COMPLETE PART B RE-REGISTRATION

REMINDER TO COMPLETE PART B RE-REGISTRATION

  REMINDER TO COMPLETE PART B RE-REGISTRATION DCCC would like to remind all service providers to complete their part b re-registrations if they haven’t already done so. Please see the linka buttons which include Tusla's announcement on Re-registration and Guidance on Re-registration including how to upload...
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Learner Fund Bursary 2020 now open for Applications!

Learner Fund Bursary 2020 now open for Applications!

  Learner Fund Bursary 2020 Dublin Childcare Committee on behalf of DCYA are pleased to announce that a new round of the Learner Fund Bursary has commenced on the 14th September 2020.  The Learner Fund Bursary is open to all new graduates of a recognised Early Childhood Education and Care degree...
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Please inform DCCC if you have a Suspected or Confirmed Case of Covid-19 in  your service

Please inform DCCC if you have a Suspected or Confirmed Case of Covid-19 in your service

      Please inform DCCC if you have a Suspected or Confirmed Case of Covid-19 in your service within Dublin City   Procedure for a Suspected or Confirmed Case of Covid-19 The Department of Children and Youth Affairs have requested that DCCC report any suspected or confirmed case of Covid-19 within...
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Tusla announcement re: Re: Inspections in Early Years Services and available support

Tusla announcement re: Re: Inspections in Early Years Services and available support

Tusla announcement from the 1st September re: Re: Inspections in Early Years Services and available support. It includes guidance on the steps to take with Tusla in the Event of a Staff Member / Child being Suspected or being Confirmed with  COVID- 19. Click below to view the letter: Tusla...
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Wash your hands with Rufus Handwashing Programme

Wash your hands with Rufus Handwashing Programme

Wash your hands with Rufus   As our little ones head back to school, Rufus the handwashing hero is here to help them remember to keep washing their hands. You can find the Rufus song, storybook, videos and colouring sheets here: Teach your kids handwashing the Rufus way The Rufus handwashing...
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Sponsor Referrals on NCS - Information for Providers

Sponsor Referrals on NCS - Information for Providers

Sponsor Referrals on NCS - Information for Providers- PIP Announcement 2nd September 20 Dear Service Provider, This is a reminder of the Sponsor process under NCS. NCS makes special arrangements for vulnerable children and families, a referral is required from a sponsor body for this. The...
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Access and Inclusion Model (AIM)

Access and Inclusion Model (AIM)

Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) The Better Start Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) is a programme of supports designed to ensure that children with disabilities can access and meaningfully participate in the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Programme in mainstream pre-school settings. Its...
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Barnardos Publication: Quality School Age Care-What to look for in a Service to Care for your Child Outside of School

Barnardos Publication: Quality School Age Care-What to look for in a Service to Care for your Child Outside of School

Barnardos have recently published Quality School Age Care-What to look for in a Service to Care for your Child Outside of School booklet which offers guidance to parents or carers who are choosing a quality service to care for their child during the time when they are not available and their child is...
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First Aid Responder (FAR) Reimbursement Fund 2019-2020 Extended

First Aid Responder (FAR) Reimbursement Fund 2019-2020 Extended

    First Aid Responder (FAR) Reimbursement Fund 2019-2020 Extended Correspondence from Tusla includes: Provider Communication letter 19th May 2020: Tusla issued statement on FAR training extension and Covid-19 restrictions for services available on the link below. The CCC Payment process and updated...
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Parent Leaflets: Information on Children First in Early Learning and Care Services

Parent Leaflets: Information on Children First in Early Learning and Care Services

  INFORMATION FOR PARENTS/CARERS ON CHILDREN FIRST IN EARLY LEARNING AND CARE SERVICES-PARENTS LEAFLETS The National Early Years Children First Committee have developed an information leaflet for parents. The purpose of the leaflet is to outline what parents can expect in relation to Child...
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Plans for inspection process during the Covid-19 pandemic

Plans for inspection process during the Covid-19 pandemic

  Plans for inspection process during the Covid-19 pandemic   PIP Announcement 26/06/2020   Dear Service Provider,   The Department of Children and Youth Affairs is very conscious of the stress and additional burden the closure period and preparations for re-opening have put on you as providers but also...
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First 5 Guidance for Reopening

First 5 Guidance for Reopening

  The Department of Children and Youth Affairs has launched a range of online resources and guidance to support service providers, practitioners and parents to prepare for the reopening of Early Learning and Care and School-Age Childcare settings, including childminders. The well-being, health and...
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Code of Professional Responsibilities and Code of Ethics available to download

Code of Professional Responsibilities and Code of Ethics available to download

Code of Professional Responsibilities and Code of Ethics For Early Years Educators available to download This publication is an initiative of the Professionalisation Sub Group (P-SG) of the Early Years Forum. This publication outlines the values and ethics underpinning the work of the early years...
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LET'S GET READY Website & Video launched

LET'S GET READY Website & Video launched

  Press Release 15th June 20: Minister Zappone and Minister McHugh announce information and resources for children preparing for pre-school and junior infants The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone and the Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD, today launched an...
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Information Leaflet for Parents/Carers on Children first in Early Learning and Care Services
Information Leaflet for Parents/Carers on Children first in Early Learning and Care Services
November 25, 2020
Parents discussion on early learning and care and school-age childcare
Parents discussion on early learning and care and school-age childcare
November 12, 2020
DCCC's Upcoming Quality Training November 2020
DCCC's Upcoming Quality Training November 2020
November 03, 2020
DCCC series of IT training events in November 2020
DCCC series of IT training events in November 2020
November 02, 2020
Tip Sheets for operations during COVID-19
Tip Sheets for operations during COVID-19
October 15, 2020
The National Child Safeguarding Programme; Early Learning and Care NEW WEBSITE & TWITTER
The National Child Safeguarding Programme; Early Learning and Care NEW WEBSITE & TWITTER
October 08, 2020
Updated Child Safeguarding Statement Template and Information Sheet
Updated Child Safeguarding Statement Template and Information Sheet
October 06, 2020
Inclusion Co-Ordinator application deadline is 31 October
Inclusion Co-Ordinator application deadline is 31 October
October 01, 2020
DCYA'S Early Years Bulletin Sept 20
DCYA'S Early Years Bulletin Sept 20
September 30, 2020
Minister O’Gorman launches National Quality Guidelines for School-Age Childcare Services
Minister O’Gorman launches National Quality Guidelines for School-Age Childcare Services
September 24, 2020
REMINDER TO COMPLETE PART B RE-REGISTRATION
REMINDER TO COMPLETE PART B RE-REGISTRATION
September 24, 2020
Learner Fund Bursary 2020 now open for Applications!
Learner Fund Bursary 2020 now open for Applications!
September 14, 2020
Please inform DCCC if you have a Suspected or Confirmed Case of Covid-19 in  your service
Please inform DCCC if you have a Suspected or Confirmed Case of Covid-19 in your service
September 10, 2020
Tusla announcement re: Re: Inspections in Early Years Services and available support
Tusla announcement re: Re: Inspections in Early Years Services and available support
September 10, 2020
Wash your hands with Rufus Handwashing Programme
Wash your hands with Rufus Handwashing Programme
September 02, 2020
Sponsor Referrals on NCS - Information for Providers
Sponsor Referrals on NCS - Information for Providers
September 02, 2020
Access and Inclusion Model (AIM)
Access and Inclusion Model (AIM)
August 10, 2020
Barnardos Publication: Quality School Age Care-What to look for in a Service to Care for your Child Outside of School
Barnardos Publication: Quality School Age Care-What to look for in a Service to Care for your Child Outside of School
July 27, 2020
First Aid Responder (FAR) Reimbursement Fund 2019-2020 Extended
First Aid Responder (FAR) Reimbursement Fund 2019-2020 Extended
July 16, 2020
Parent Leaflets: Information on Children First in Early Learning and Care Services
Parent Leaflets: Information on Children First in Early Learning and Care Services
July 08, 2020
Plans for inspection process during the Covid-19 pandemic
Plans for inspection process during the Covid-19 pandemic
June 29, 2020
First 5 Guidance for Reopening
First 5 Guidance for Reopening
June 22, 2020
Code of Professional Responsibilities and Code of Ethics available to download
Code of Professional Responsibilities and Code of Ethics available to download
June 16, 2020
LET'S GET READY Website & Video launched
LET'S GET READY Website & Video launched
June 15, 2020
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