National Childcare Scheme Launched – DCYA

Please see the following press release from DCYA on the National Childcare Scheme for Ireland National Childcare Scheme  Minister launches the National Childcare Scheme for Ireland  Communications Campaign commences- with new website, information resources for parents and providers, over 12,500 training places for childcare providers and major media campaigns  Additional Transition Support Payment announced for…

Shaping the Early Year’s Future – Sectoral Lecture in Sligo IT

SHAPING THE EARLY YEAR’S FUTURE Sligo IT invite Early Years Professionals, Students and Parents to a Sectoral Lecture ‘Shaping the Early Year’s Future’ in Sligo IT on Thursday 21st March at 7pm. Keynote speakers are Professor Mathias Urban, Dublin City University and Fiona McDonnell, Tusla. Please contact Roisin McGlone at mcglone.roisin@itsligo.ie for further information. Click…

Minister Zappone announces up to 1,150 free places on the Leadership for Inclusion in the Early Years (LINC) Programme

Please see the DCYA press release below regarding the LINC Programme Minister Zappone announces up to 1,150 free places on the Leadership for Inclusion in the Early Years (LINC) Higher Education Programme Up to 1,150 free training places are being made available to pre-school practitioners to ensure their pre-school services are inclusive and accessible to…

Tutor recruitment for Ag Sugradh Le Cheile

The Ag Súgradh le Chéile (ASLC) Training Programme is a Tutor Programme which is being offered to Early Childhood Educators/Practitioners. Is there any Early Childhood Educator in your service who would be interested in training in the Ag Súgradh le Chéile (ASLC) programme? Expectations from tutors To participate in the training and review sessions To deliver in…

National Síolta Aistear Initiative, Aistear & Play CPD

Please see the following announcement from PIP National Síolta Aistear Initiative, Aistear & Play CPD (through Better Start National Early Years Quality Development) The National Síolta Aistear Initiative is a collaboration between the Department of Children & Youth Affairs, the Department of Education and Skills, Better Start National Early Years Quality Development and the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment. The…