A Parent's Guide to Addressing Concerns in an Early Years' Service - Available to download

A Parent's Guide to Addressing Concerns in an Early Years' Service - Available to download

      DCCC's "A Parent's Guide to Addressing Concerns in an Early Years' Service" is now Available!   Dublin City Childcare Committee’s new publication ‘A Parent's Guide to Addressing Concerns in an Early Years' Service’ is a quick guide on addressing any concerns within an early years service. We hope...
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Attention Parents! The first step in applying for National Childcare Scheme is to have a Public Services Card

Attention Parents! The first step in applying for National Childcare Scheme is to have a Public Services Card

  Attention Parents! The first step in applying for the new National Childcare Scheme is to apply for a Public Services Card, if you do not already have one. You will need this card to register for a verified MyGovID account.  Click on the image below to view the Public Services Card Video:...
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First Aid Responder (FAR) Reimbursement Fund 2019

First Aid Responder (FAR) Reimbursement Fund 2019

  First Aid Responder (FAR) Reimbursement Fund 2019 Attention Registered Providers!Did you know that services can claim back the cost of one person attending FAR training (either full or refresher) on behalf of the service. Registered Early Learning and Care Services and Registered Childminders  Under the...
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Learner Fund Graduate Bursary Application form Autumn 2019

Learner Fund Graduate Bursary Application form Autumn 2019

  Learner Fund Graduate Bursary Application form Autumn 2019   The Department of Children & Youth Affairs (DCYA) will re-open 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 local...
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NATIONAL CHILDCARE SCHEME (NCS) PHASE 2 TRAINING DATES AVAILABLE TO BOOK NOW!

NATIONAL CHILDCARE SCHEME (NCS) PHASE 2 TRAINING DATES AVAILABLE TO BOOK NOW!

      Dublin City Childcare Committee are currently rolling out NCS Phase 2 training in various venues and dates.  These 3-hour sessions will provide practical training on the use of the National Childcare Scheme’s IT system, covering both the service provider portal and the parent application process....
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Parents Notice – School-Age Childcare

Parents Notice – School-Age Childcare

            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...
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The National Childcare Scheme (NCS) Parent Call Centre is now open!

The National Childcare Scheme (NCS) Parent Call Centre is now open!

    The National Childcare Scheme (NCS) Parent Call Centre is now open! Parents can call (01) 906 8530 for information on NCS.Open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. Read more...
A Parent's Guide to Addressing Concerns in an Early Years' Service - Available to download
A Parent's Guide to Addressing Concerns in an Early Years' Service - Available to download
November 19, 2018
Attention Parents! The first step in applying for National Childcare Scheme is to have a Public Services Card
Attention Parents! The first step in applying for National Childcare Scheme is to have a Public Services Card
May 16, 2019
First Aid Responder (FAR) Reimbursement Fund 2019
First Aid Responder (FAR) Reimbursement Fund 2019
August 29, 2019
Learner Fund Graduate Bursary Application form Autumn 2019
Learner Fund Graduate Bursary Application form Autumn 2019
August 09, 2019
NATIONAL CHILDCARE SCHEME (NCS) PHASE 2 TRAINING DATES AVAILABLE TO BOOK NOW!
NATIONAL CHILDCARE SCHEME (NCS) PHASE 2 TRAINING DATES AVAILABLE TO BOOK NOW!
September 05, 2019
Parents Notice – School-Age Childcare
Parents Notice – School-Age Childcare
April 10, 2019
The National Childcare Scheme (NCS) Parent Call Centre is now open!
The National Childcare Scheme (NCS) Parent Call Centre is now open!
June 25, 2019

DCYA Press Release - Minister Zappone Welcomes Positive Response to the National Childcare Scheme

 

 

DCYA Press Release - Minister Zappone Welcomes Positive Response to the National Childcare Scheme

Monday 11th March 2019

 

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, has today welcomed the news of the overwhelmingly positive response to the new National Childcare Scheme, the pathway to quality, affordable, accessible Early Learning and Care and School-Age Childcare.  

A huge year for childcare in Ireland, a nationwide Communications Campaign is now underway to raise awareness and help both parents and providers to prepare for the National Childcare Scheme’s opening in October. The Scheme's website, www.ncs.gov.ie  went live on Monday 11th of March, and with over 23,000 hits so far is already proving hugely popular. 

The website contains tailored information for families looking to access the Scheme and providers interested in participating, with dedicated parent and provider pages. Information leaflets, detailed booklets and a range of Frequently Asked Questions have been published and are available to download. More resources will be added in the coming weeks, including an Irish language version, instructional videos and how-to guides.   

Initial analytics indicate a relatively even split in gender engagement with the website, which currently stands at 46% female to 54% male, while the age demographic is 60% 18-34 year olds.

Nationwide training sessions on the National Childcare Scheme for service providers begin on the 25th of March, and places can be booked now via the website. There are currently 185 events listed by region with more being added regularly, and over 2000 bookings have already been made.

 

Click here to read press release.

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