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Learner Fund Graduate Bursary Application form Autumn 2019

The Department of Children & Youth Affairs (DCYA) will re-open the Learner Fund Bursary to Early Learning and Care practitioners who are new graduates of a recognised Early Childhood Education and Care degree programme. The local City/County Childcare Committees (CCC) will process and appraise Learner Fund Bursary applications. The following […]

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Learner Fund Bursary for Childminders Autumn 2019

The Department of Children & Youth Affairs (DCYA) will open the Learner Fund Bursary for Childminders who are registered with Tusla and hold a Level 5 or Level 6 award on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ). The local City/County Childcare Committees (CCCs) will process and appraise the Learner Fund […]

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What Works Website

Please see press release below re the new What Works website (whatworks.gov.ie) which was recently launched by Minister Katherine Zappone. The website provides a Data Hub which is a very useful tool for local & national data across the 5 Better Outcomes Brighter Futures national outcome indicators (https://outcomes4children.tusla.ie/) Welcome

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National Childcare Scheme

Minister Zappone has released a statement on the development of the National Childcare Scheme. A Parent Support Centre for the National Childcare Scheme opened last week.  It is available to assist parents or guardians with any queries regarding the new National Childcare Scheme. It is open Monday to Friday from […]

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Public & Stakeholder Consultation Process on Future Regulations and a Quality Improvement Framework for School Age Childcare

Please see below link to DCYA Press Release in relation to the public and stakeholder consultation process on future regulations and a quality improvement framework for school-age childcare.  https://www.dcya.gov.ie/docs/EN/21-05-2019-Have-your-say-on-School-Age-Childcare-Public-Consultation-launched-ahead-of-National-Childcare-Scheme-/5307.htm