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Pathway to a quality support and assurance system for childminding – Report of Expert Working Group on reforms and supports for the childminding sector

“Pathway to a Quality Support and Assurance System for Childminding in Ireland” was launched on 26th March 2018 by the Working Group on Reforms and Supports for the Childminding Sector. At its launch, Minister Katherine Zappone recognised the valuable contribution that childminders make to the childcare sector and stated that childminders must be […]

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Early Years Service Profile 2017/2018

CLOSING SOON: The Early Years Service Profile 2017/2018 is now LIVE on the PIP portal What is the Early Years Service Profile?   The Early Years Service Profile is an annual survey completed by early years service providers. The survey is developed by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs […]

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Distribution of AIM Inclusive Play Packs

Distribution of AIM Inclusive Play Packs will commence on 9th April 2018. Approximately 200 AIM Inclusive Play Packs will be delivered daily to ECCE settings nationwide. ECCE settings will be prioritised for distribution where: The setting has availed of targeted AIM supports OR An employee in the setting has graduated from […]

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‘Inclusive Play’ helps make pre-school accessible to all

Over €3 million investment boosting resources to over 6,000 pre-school rooms: https://www.facebook.com/KatherineZappone/videos/1607170872663723/  Statement by Minister Katherine Zappone: More than 6,000 ‘Inclusive Play’ packs are being distributed free to pre-schools across the country. The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone is confirming that distribution of the packs is […]

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Ministers Zappone and Bruton announce details of the consultation process on ‘overage exemptions’ to the ECCE programme

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone, T.D. and the Minister for Education and Skills, Mr. Richard Bruton, T.D. today announced details of the consultation process in relation to proposed changes to the rule on exemptions to the upper age limit to the Early Childhood Care and […]