Childcare Support Bill published

Press release from DCYA Childcare Support Bill published Bill will underpin the new Affordable Childcare Scheme Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Dr Katherine Zappone hails Childcare Support Bill as “a cornerstone for our radical new approach to childcare” Thursday 14th December, 2017 The Childcare Support Bill 2017 has been published and will proceed through…

ECCE January Registrations

ECCE January Registrations Please be advised that the ECCE January registration window has been extended to allow Registrations be made up to two weeks in advance of childcare start date.   Therefore, ECCE registrations with a Start Date of 01/01/2018 may be registered from Monday 18th December, and similarly, registrations with a Start Date of 08/01/2018…

PIP – CCS Announcement

Additional CCS 2017 Preliminary Payment Pobal are currently working towards calculating the CCS bands and approving the CCS registrations. Until this is confirmed an additional preliminary payment will be made in the week ending 08/12/2017. To date, preliminary payments have been based on approved CCS 2016 registrations. The preliminary payment being made this week, is…

Parents of Children with Disabilities to be consulted on proposed changes to ‘overage exemption’ in free pre-school programme – Dr. Katherine Zappone

DCYA RELEASE Parents of Children with Disabilities to be consulted on proposed changes to ‘overage exemption’ in free pre-school programme Planned changes to exemption paused to allow for full consultation Statement by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone Parents of children with disabilities are to be consulted on plans to change…

Survey Invitation – Tusla Early Years Inspectorate Draft Quality and Regulatory Framework (QRF)

Please see the attached letter below regarding an invitation to participate and give feedback via an online survey on the Tusla Early Years Inspectorate Draft Quality and Regulatory Framework (QRF). Letter of Invitation to Consultation November 2017   The Early Year’s Inspectorate is now inviting all interested parties to give their feedback on this draft…

5 Steps to Prepare for the Children First Act, 2015

As you know Mandated Reporting starts on December 11th, 2017. In the meantime, please see the resources below that are useful for Early Childhood Services. ·         5 Steps to Prepare for Mandatory Reporting ·         E-Learning : Introduction to Children First.   Everyone in the sector including all owners, boards of management and early years staff are being asked…