Updated Announcement re: AIM Informed Consent

Please see the following important announcement from PIP regarding AIM Informed Consent In order to apply for AIM Level 4, 5, or 7, consent from the Parent/Guardian is required to be submitted with the child’s application. This will enable the Early Years Specialist and other professionals to support a child’s inclusion in the pre-school for…

Minister publishes detailed implementation plan for First 5

Please see the following press release from DCYA Minister publishes detailed implementation plan for First 5, the whole-of-Government strategy for babies, young children and their families The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone, has unveiled the Government’s initial implementation plan for ‘First 5’, Ireland’s first ever strategy for early childhood. First 5 is a…

€19m Childcare Programme Support Payments open for applications – DCYA

Please see the following announcement from DCYA €19m Childcare Programme Support Payments open for applications Funding will assist services ahead of National Childcare Scheme Payments to issue end June The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone T.D., today announced the opening of applications for a €19m fund to support early learning and…

Capital Grant Scheme 2019

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) has a budget of €3m for allocation to Early Learning and Care and School-Age Childcare Services who enter into a contract for the new National Childcare Scheme. The National Childcare Scheme will commence in October 2019. This is a small capital grant scheme to assist providers to…