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LINC Roadshow Kerry

The application process for students interested in partaking in the LINC Programme for the 2018/2019 academic year will commence in mid-March 2018. The Leadership for INCLusion in the Early Years Programme (LINC), is a level 6 Special Purpose Award (Higher Education). The programme is designed to enhance inclusion of children […]

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Learner Fund Bursary – Applications Open Feb 26th

The Department of Children & Youth Affairs (DCYA) will re-open the Learner Fund Bursary (announced early 2017) to Early Years practitioners who have completed a major award in Early Childhood Care and Education at Level 7, Level 8, or Level 9 qualification on the National Framework of Qualifications since the […]

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Better Start AIM Hanen Teacher Talk training programmes

A new programme of specialised training for Early Years Practitioners will be rolled out as part of the AIM programme. The first round of training is Hanen Teacher Talk, which is a certified 3 day course which will be delivered by Better Start Early Years Specialists. Better Start are collaborating […]

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Capital Grants Funding 2018 – Now Open for Applications

Applications are now open for childcare and school age services to apply for the capital grants across a range of strands. Childcare centres are being invited to apply for €6.8m in funding for extra spaces, natural outdoor play areas and maintenance work, according to the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, […]

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Update re First Aid Response (FAR)

From January 2019, First Aid Response is the only first aid course that will be accepted by the pre-school inspector for the purposes of compliance. Only one FAR trained person is required to be on the premises at any time . Proportionally more will be required in bigger services . […]

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Capital Grants 2018

The Department of Children & Youth Affairs and Pobal have announced Capital Grants 2018.  For further details follow the link below: Applicant guidelines Early Years and School Age Capital 2018  

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Commencement of remaining provisions of Children First Act 2015

Minister Katherine Zappone T.D., Minister for Children & Youth Affairs, on 2nd October announced that following almost two years of preparations, all remaining provisions of the Children First Act 2015 will be commenced on 11th December 2017. For further information on this statement see Department of Children & Youth Affairs