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July 08, 2020

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…
July 03, 2020

Childminders Development and Reopening Grant now open for applications

The Childminders Development Grant has been announced for 2020. It will run alongside the Childminding Re-Opening Grant featured below. A Childminder can apply for both the Childminding Re-opening Grant and the Childminder Development Grant Childminder…
July 03, 2020

Reopening Support Payment (RSP) Application Process

Reopening Support Payment (RSP) Application Process PIP Announcement: 2nd July 2020 - Reopening Updates for Childcare Service Providers 02/07/2020 The application form for the Reopening Support Payment (RSP) will be available on the Early Years Platform…
June 29, 2020

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…
June 24, 2020

SFA/IBEC WEBINAR 25th June FOR CHILDCARE SECTOR

SFA/ IBEC Webinar for the Childcare Sector Thursday 25th June 2020, 9.30am-10am IBEC /SFA in collaboration with NCN, ACP and the Federation of Early Childhood Providers will hold the first sector specific webinar for the Childhood Services Sector tomorrow…
June 22, 2020

COVID 19 Capital Grant Application Open for Applications

**Applications for Capital Grants Open 22nd June ** PIP Announcement 19th June Opening of COVID 19 Capital Grant Application Process Dear Service Provider, The COVID 19 Capital grant application form will be available on the Early Years Platform (HIVE) from…
June 22, 2020

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…
June 16, 2020

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…
June 15, 2020

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…
June 02, 2020

National Children First Office Updates & Information Blasts

Information for Parents/Carers on Children First in Early Learning and Care Services-Parents Leaflets (Please share with parents in your service) The National Early Years Children First Committee have developed an information leaflet for parents. The purpose…
May 19, 2020

First Aid Responder (FAR) Reimbursement Fund 2019-2020

First Aid Responder (FAR) Reimbursement Fund 2019-2020 19th May 2020 Tusla issued statement on FAR training and the Covid-19 restrictions Dear Colleagues, We have received the following update from Tusla regarding FAR training: The First Aid Responder (FAR)…
May 08, 2020

Temporary Childcare Scheme for Essential Health Workers

 Statement on cancellation of Temporary Childcare Scheme for Essential Health Workers Announcement by Department of Children and Youth Affairs 13th May 2020 The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone today announced, with regret, that…
May 05, 2020

SHARING IDEAS: ENGAGING WITH YOUR STAFF

The outbreak of Covid-19 has managed to temporarily close services and separate us however this virus cannot close our ideas and professional responsibilities to the communities that we serve - our children, their families and our staff.Therefore, we want to…
April 23, 2020

DCYA have launched a new CPD Website

The DCYA has launched a new webpage where you will find free, online CPD resources, developed and made available through the cooperation of a number of agencies. The resources are designed to support service planning and practitioners’ professional…
March 24, 2020

Activities and Ideas to Keep Children Occupied at Home & Supports for Parents

Dear Parents/Guardians, As we are in uncertain times, we are likely to be spending more time at home while we practice social distancing and trying to keep our children occupied can be quite challenging. They are now out of the routine of…

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