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Draft Childminding Action Plan

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. […]

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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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School Age Childcare – Parents Notice

Childcare services for school-age children must now register with Tusla, the Child and Family Agency. School-age childcare services have not, to date, been subject to registration, so this is a significant step forward in ensuring quality school-age childcare. Services must register their service if their primary purpose is to care […]

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National Childcare Scheme

The Minister for Children & Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone launched the National Childcare Scheme, for further details please see link below: https://www.dcya.gov.ie/docs/EN/11-03-2019-National-Childcare-Scheme/5189.htm   National Childcare Scheme Website   Kerry County Childcare Committee staff will deliver information sessions on the National Childcare Scheme throughout the county, to book a place […]

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Addendum to Children First Guidance

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    

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NCCA Mo Scéal: Moving from Preschool to Primary

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 […]