National Childcare Scheme, Early Learning & Care – Capital Funding Announcement

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone T.D. has today, Monday 15th April ’19, announced that capital funding will be available to service providers who sign up to the new National Childcare Scheme.  The funding will allow service providers to purchase ICT support which will assist them in recording and reporting children’s…

Minister Zappone welcomes the report of the National Disability Authority with regard to overage exemptions for the ECCE free pre-school programme

Minister Zappone welcomes the report of the National Disability Authority with regard to overage exemptions for the ECCE free pre-school programme The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone and the Minister for Education and Skills, Mr Joe McHugh, today welcomed and published the report by the National Disability Authority (NDA) of the consultation…

Launch of the ‘UN Sustainable Developmental Goals Through the Lens of a Child joint report’ by Minister Zappone.

Please see the following press release from DCYA The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Dr. Katherine Zappone T.D. has launched the ‘UN Sustainable Developmental Goals Through the Lens of a Child joint report’. This report outlines the activities, outcomes and deliberations of a workshop entitled ‘SDGs through the Lens of a Child’ organised by the…

Qualified FAR First Aid Instructors Wanted

Expression of Interest for FAR Trainers Dear Trainer, A new regulatory requirement for Early Years services will come into force from June 1st 2020.  From this date, Tusla Early Years Inspectorate will require services to meet the regulatory requirement for Regulation 25. Regulation 25 states that there must be a person(s) who has undertaken the…

Zappone confirms Childcare Programme Support Payments worth over €19m – DCYA

Zappone confirms Childcare Programme Support Payments worth over €19m  Application window 13th May – 21st June 2019 Payments to issue end June The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone T.D., today announced details of the forthcoming Programme Support Payment (PSP), due to be made available to all early learning and care providers…

National Childcare Scheme Launched – DCYA

Please see the following press release from DCYA on the National Childcare Scheme for Ireland National Childcare Scheme  Minister launches the National Childcare Scheme for Ireland  Communications Campaign commences- with new website, information resources for parents and providers, over 12,500 training places for childcare providers and major media campaigns  Additional Transition Support Payment announced for…