Funding Information & Reopening Information is available here The First 5 site has all current and new information available.
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If anyone is intrested we have found some courses which are being run online for free. We are not encouraging anyone to do anything they do not wish to or recommending one above another. We are sharing some ideas of courses you may ne interested in, so if you have […]
The consultation events aim to explore solutions to improve the quality of services Book here Specific issues for discussion at the local events will include: attracting and retaining a diverse workforce ensuring availability and accessibility of provision making services more affordable and sustainable moving towards a graduate–led workforce in […]
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On 29th September The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone TD, launched the Draft Childminding Action Plan, for the purpose of public consultation. The Draft Action Plan sets out proposals for improving access to high quality and affordable early learning and care and school-age childcare through childminding. […]
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
The contact number for the National Childcare Scheme (NCS) Parent Support Centre is now live. The Parent Support Centre is open: Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Phone: (01) 906 8530The NCS Training Team have developed a series of video resources for parents/applicants and these may be of help […]
Minister Zappone has published an Addendum to Children First Guidance. The Addendum relates to the Need for Organisations Working with Children & Young People to Assess On-line Safety Risks. For further details on this see: www.dcya.gov.ie/docs/EN/Press-Releases-copy-dcya-gov-ie-2019/81/5103.htm
The NCCA Mo Scéal: Moving from Preschool to Primary templates are now available on-line at https://www.ncca.ie/en/early-childhood/mo-sc%C3%A9al (Go to ncca.ie/earlychildhood) Mo Scéal means ‘my story’ and the templates help to tell the story of the child’s learning and development. This information will be shared with parents and, with their consent, with the primary school. There is no requirement […]