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September 17, 2020

Information webinar on the Workforce Development Plan and New Funding Model

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) invites you to participate in an information webinar on two major projects currently underway in the Department of Children and Youth Affairs – the development of Workforce Development Plan and the…
September 14, 2020

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…
September 10, 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 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…
September 10, 2020

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…
September 09, 2020

Reminder: Covid-19 Capital and RSP Grant applications: Deadline 9th September

PIP Announcement: 9th September 2020 Reminder: Covid-19 Capital and RSP Grant applications Dear Service Provider, The application process for the Covid-19 Capital and RSP Grants will close at 5pm today, Wednesday 9th September. We encourage any service that…
September 03, 2020

National Beep Beep Day 2020 - Order your Packs Now

National Beep Beep Day 2020 will take place on Friday, 09 October, during Irish Road Safety Week. On Beep Beep Day, children aged 5 and under will practise basic road safety skills with the Simon and Friends road safety storybooks, songs, games and…
September 02, 2020

Attention Parents: DEASP have resumed appointment to verify MYGOVID accounts

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection are resuming appointments to verify MyGovID accounts. Please contact your nearest Intreo Centre if you need to arrange an appointment. The fastest way to access the National Childcare Scheme is…
September 02, 2020

Workforce Development Plan and a new Funding Model-Closing Date of Submissions 2nd October 20

Reminder: programme of consultation on a Workforce Development Plan and a new Funding Model for early learning and care and school-age childcare- Closing dates for submissions is 2nd October 2020 On 19 August 2020 Minister for Children, Disability, Equality…
September 02, 2020

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…
August 27, 2020

Reminder: NCS 2020 Contracting Deadline – Monday, 31 August 2020

Reminder: NCS 2020 Contracting Deadline – Monday, 31 August 2020 Reminder that the Contracting Deadline for NCS for the 2020/21 programme year is next Monday 31 August 2020. If you have NCS children registered you will need to activate their NCS 20 contract…
August 10, 2020

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…
August 05, 2020

Message from the National Early Years Children First Committee re: Always Children First Training and Safeguarding Statements

Message from the National Early Years Children First Committee: Due to current Public Health advice, the Early Years specific Always Children First Foundation Level Training is on hold. We understand that there are many Early Learning and Care services that…
July 30, 2020

Updated Early Learning and Care Child Safeguarding Statement Template

Dear Providers, For your Information: The National Early Years Children First Programme, in conjunction with Tusla, have updated the Early Learning and Care, Child Safeguarding Statement Template and Information Sheet. Early Learning and Care services are…
July 28, 2020

Important Deadlines re: Programme Readiness Phase 2

Providers please see important deadlines listed below which are included in the Phase 2 Programme Readiness announcement available on PIP: ***EXTENDED DEADLINES for CCSP/TEC Savers Submission Date for Fee Lists and Calendars*** Registration of Fees List and…
July 27, 2020

July Stimulus Funding Package for ELC & SAC sector

PIP Announcement: Press Release from DCYA - July Stimulus Funding Package for ELC & SAC sector 27th July 2020 Dear Provider, We wanted to let you know about the July stimulus funding package available to the sector which has just been approved by cabinet as…

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