Hanen and Lámh Training

Hanen Teacher Talk Training AIM will be rolling out 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, Kilkenny, Limerick, Galway, Kerry, Drumcondra,…

Christmas 2018 Payment Schedule

Services should take their non-payable weeks into account when reviewing payments for all childcare programmes; any non-payable weeks occurring over the Christmas period will impact funding received. ECCE Please find details below of the ECCE Payment schedule and an update on registrations over Christmas:  ECCE Payment Dates: ECCE Payable To: Covering Maximum: 07 December 2018 28 December…

Higher Capitation Payment Before Christmas

Please see the following announcement on Higher Capitation before Christmas from PIP, Higher Capitation applications must be at ‘Submitted’ status by close of business 7th December in order to ensure appraisal before the Christmas break. A December payment is guaranteed for these applications subject to the appropriate information and documentation being included. Appraisal/Payment before Christmas…

New E-Bulletin from DCYA

The Early Years Division have published a monthly electronic bulletin to all early years services in contract to deliver government childcare schemes. The e-Bulletin updates you on operational matters relating to the administration of the Department’s schemes and initiatives. Click on the link below for the new DCYA E-bulletin

Government launches First 5 – DCYA Press Release

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…

Meitheal Training

Meitheal Training Meitheal is a national practice model to ensure that the needs and strengths of children and their families are effectively identified, understood and responded to in a timely way so that children and families get the help and support needed to improve children’s outcomes and to realise their rights.   Training in Meitheal…

Mercer report highlighting their recommendations for national, standardised salary scales for the early years workforce.

Please see the following letter sent out from NCN and Crann which outlines a Mercer report highlighting recommendations for national, standardised salary scales for the early years workforce. On behalf of the Crann Support Group and the National Childhood Network (NCN)  we attach a copy of the recent Mercer report highlighting their recommendations for national,…

GDPR for Management Training – PIP Announcement

Please see the following announcement from PIP regarding GDPR Training for management.   Online ‘GDPR for Management’ training As you are all aware, the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) came into force on 25 May 2018 and all organisations are responsible for ensuring that they are meeting their obligations under the GDPR.  Of course, Data Protection…