NCS Capital Application now open

​NCS Capital How to guide. The NCS Capital applications are now open, for more information on how to make your application, and a step by step guide please click onto the How to guide for NCS Capital 2019   If you have any further queries in relation to the NCS Capital grant please contact Pobal through onlinesupport@pobal.ie or…

Hanen Teacher Talk training

Further rounds of Hanen Teacher Talk training will be rolling out over the summer months 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 Donegal, Galway, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Mayo and Navan. Invitations will be sent out over…

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…