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Progressive Pathways Fair

Employability Service Kerry & the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection are hosting a Progressive Pathways Fair in the Rose Hotel on Wednesday 30th January.  For further details see the link below: https://www.facebook.com/ProgressivePathwaysFair/ progressive pathway information

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LINC Information Sessions in Kerry

In advance of the opening of applications for the LINC course this March, a tutor from the Leadership for INClusion in the Early Years programme will be hosting an information session in association with Kerry County Childcare Committee. This information session will take place as follows: Kerry County Childcare Committee, […]

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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 […]

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Hanen Teacher Talk Training

There will be a roll out of further rounds of Hanen Teacher Talk training in January partnering with Teacher Education Centres around the country. Invitations will be sent to settings with children receiving AIM support over the last 6 months. Courses will run in Cork City, Letterkenny, Dublin West, Louth, […]

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Government launches First 5, A Whole-of-Government Strategy for Babies, Young Children and their Families

The Government has today unveiled ‘First 5’, Ireland’s first ever cross-Departmental strategy to support babies, young children and their families. The ambitious ten-year plan will deliver: 1.    A broader range of options for parents to balance working and caring 2.    A new model of parenting support 3.    New developments in […]

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New funding available to networks working to improve outcomes for children under the Quality and Capacity Building Initiative (QCBI)

Applications are now open for the new Department of Children and Youth Affairs’ Network Support Fund Tuesday, 6 November 2018 The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, TD is pleased to announce the launch of a “Network Support Fund”, a Quality and Capacity Building Initiative (QCBI) measure supported through Dormant […]