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Early Years Service Profile 2017/2018

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 and Pobal […]

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LINC Programme Closing Date Thursday April 12th at 4pm

Kerry County Childcare Committee would like to remind you that the closing date for applications for the Leadership for Inclusion in the Early Years (LINC) programme is this Thursday, 12 April at 4pm. This is a free training programme for Early Years practitioners and is mostly delivered online but also […]

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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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Storytelling Tralee Library

Tralee Library will be hosting Saturday morning storytelling sessions for the month of April to celebrate the national Spring into Storytime programme. As well as themed stories, there will also be craft activities and book displays.  All very welcome. 

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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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Childcare providers are today being urged to participate in an online survey as part of the Independent Review of Costs of Providing Quality Childcare

Statement by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Dr Katherine Zappone TD Childcare providers are today being urged to participate in an online survey as part of the Independent Review of Costs of Providing Quality Childcare. This Independent Review – which was announced by Minister Zappone last autumn – […]

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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 […]

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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 […]