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Learner Fund Bursary

The Department of Children & Youth Affairs (DCYA) will re-open the Learner Fund Bursary (announced early 2017) to Early Years practitioners who have completed a major award in Early Childhood Care and Education at Level 7, Level 8, or Level 9 qualification on the National Framework of Qualifications since the […]

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Commencement of Remaining Provisions of Children First Act 2015

Important Information for Early Years Services Children First Act, 2015 – Commencement of Remaining Provisions On 2nd October 2017 Minister Katherine Zappone T.D., Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, announced that the remaining provisions of the Children First Act, 2015 will commence on 11th December 2017. The Act will impose […]

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AIM Level 1 – Inclusion Coordinator (LINC) Increased Capitation

The application process for the increased capitation relating to LINC will be open for applications from 9.00am Friday 13th October 2017.  Applications must be made electronically via the Programmes Implementation Platform (PIP), and include a unique Graduate ID issued by Mary Immaculate College and a signed Inclusion Coordinator Declaration and […]

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Commencement of remaining provisions of Children First Act 2015

Minister Katherine Zappone T.D., Minister for Children & Youth Affairs, on 2nd October announced that following almost two years of preparations, all remaining provisions of the Children First Act 2015 will be commenced on 11th December 2017. For further information on this statement see Department of Children & Youth Affairs

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KDYS Parent Participation On-line Survey

Below is a link to Kerry Diocesan Youth Services Parent Participation On-line Survey.  Parents feedback gathered from this survey will support the development of KDYS on-line mechanisms and the development of services for children and young people in Kerry.  The feedback will also direct the work plan of Kerry Children […]

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Introduction to Childminding Workshop

Are you interested in caring for children in your own home?  If so, then the ‘Quality Awareness Programme’ (Introduction to Childminding Workshop) is for you. These relaxed & friendly workshops are packed with relevant, essential & useful information to support you in providing a quality homebased childcare setting for children. […]

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Childcare Capital Funding 2017

Childcare Capital Funding Doubled to €8.4m More than 2,200 new childcare places pave the way for big changes in September “Accessible affordable quality Childcare needs proper infrastructure” Statement by Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone Funding to improve childcare services is to be doubled to €8.4m, according […]