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​Grant Agreements 2018/2019

Please be advised that Grant Agreements (Contracts) for 2018/2019 are now available for download on the PIP portal under Announcements. You should read the Grant Agreement relating to each programme you are signing up to as they contain important information.

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DCYA Childcare Funding Programme Optional Extras Guide

Please see below the Optional Extras Guide which you should follow when completing fees lists. DCYA Childcare Funding Programme Optional Extras Guide 2018-2019 Please note that when completing your fees lists you must select Deposit, Discount and Optional Extras from the drop down list – if you do not charge […]

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Transitions from Preschool to Primary School

As part of the collaboration between the National Parents Council and DCYA to further support parents, the National Parents Council are hosting an event regarding the transition from Preschool to National School. This will be held next Thursday June 7th in the Meadowlands Hotel Tralee. Admission is free and there […]

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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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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 […]