Department of Education and Skills (DES) Information Session

Department of Education and Skills (DES) Information Session In November, Dr Maresa Duignan (Assistant Chief Inspector) and Catherine Cullen (Early Years Inspector) facilitated an information session about the DES inspection process for Donegal Early Educators. There were some really interesting discussions on the night around common elements of good practice that are already happening on…

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…

SmallWorld Childcare – Creche Manager (to cover maternity leave)

Name of Service:  SmallWorld Childcare Address of Service:   Drumlonagher, Donegal town, Co Donegal Position/s Vacant:   Creche Manager to cover maternity leave – possible permanent position for suitable candidate. Qualifications Required:  Minimum QQI (Fetac) Level 6 in Childcare. Management qualification and computer skills are an advantage Experience Required:   Experience in a leader/ managerial role desired but…

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…