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 DCYA Announcement 1st June 2018
 
Minister announces total of €6.87m in Capital funding to be awarded to providers of Early Years and School Age Childcare this summer
·         €6.87m in Capital funding to be awarded to childcare providers across the country
·         More than 2,700 new childcare places to be created nationwide
·         Funding for outdoor play and essential maintenance also awarded
 

Friday 1st June, 2018

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone T.D., today announced a total of €6.87m in Capital funding to be awarded to providers of Early Years and School Age Childcare this summer. 

The €6.87m will contribute towards the creation of new childcare places, natural outdoor play areas and the essential maintenance and repair of services nationwide. 

The approved Early Years and School Age Capital funding for 2018 will be made available to childcare centres, crèches and other childcare facilities across five strands, as follows:

Strand 1 (Early Years): New places 

·    €3.86m total budget (€50k max. grant)
·    85 applications approved for funding
·    1,950 new places to be created: 697 0-3 places, 1,253 ECCE places

Strand 2 (Early Years): Essential maintenance & repair (community only)

·    €1m total budget (€20k max. grant)
·    57 applications approved for funding

Strand 3 (Early Years): Natural outdoor play area (0-50 capacity services only)

·    €1m total budget (€7k max. grant)
·    157 applications approved for funding

Strand 4 (School Age): New places

·    €0.76m total budget
·    45 applications approved for funding
·    807 new places to be created

Strand 5 (School Age): Essential maintenance & repair
·    €0.25m total budget
·    54 applications approved for funding

The capital funding has been awarded following the completion of a very competitive application and appraisal process. Pobal will now begin the process of notifying all applicants of these decisions. 

Click here to view full announcement including the details of successful applicants.https://www.dcya.gov.ie/viewdoc.asp?DocID=4698

Pobal will be launching the review process for any service that may want to appeal a capital grant decision with details available on PIP. All providers will also receive their notification via Pobal which will link to the review process documents. 

If you have any queries about your application please contact Dublin City Childcare Committee. 

 

 

Please see documents below for the updated criteria for services requesting quality support from Better Start and a 10 step guidance document on the process.

The Better Start Quality Development Service Criteria document below outlines the criteria for which an Early Years Service can make a request for quality support from an Early Years Specialist.  

The Ten Steps to Completing Quality Support Request Form with CCC document is a useful reference tool for services when sending a form into Better Start. 

Click on the below documents to download:

 

Better Start Quality Development Service Criteria April 18

Ten Steps to Completing Quality Support Request Form with CCC

On the 24th April 2018, we held a launch for our new publication "To Compliance and Beyond" A Guide for Early Years Services. 

The evening was a great success with an inspiring talk from Grainne McKenna who spoke about Professionalism and Self-Care and its importance in the sector.

All attendees were given a copy of the publication. 

Thank you to all who attended the launch of our new publication "To Compliance and Beyond" with special thanks to Grainne McKenna for her fantastic talk. 

Photographs from the event have been added to our gallery and can be viewed here:

 

 

 

DCCC's Spring Newsletter 2018 is now Available!

Our Spring Newsletter is now available to download below:

DCCC Spring Newsletter 2018

All services should receive copies, if you require additional printed copies of the newsletter please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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