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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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LINC Programme 2019/2020

Nine locations for the delivery of the LINC Programme in 2019-2020 have been confirmed.  They are as follow:   Location Venue Name & Address North Cork Mallow GAA Sports Complex, Carrigoon, Mallow, Co. Cork. P51 XV58 Roscommon Tully’s Hotel, The Square, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon. F45 K127 Cavan Cavan Crystal Hotel, […]

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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 […]