Learner Fund Graduate Bursary and Childminder Bursary Now Open for Applications

The Autumn 2020 Learner Fund Graduate Bursary and Learner Fund Childminder Bursary are now open for applications. Details as follows 1.    Learner Fund Graduate Bursary  As per previous years, the award must be placed at level 7/8/9 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) and achieved in the academic years 2014 – 2020. Learner…

New Applications Closed for Higher Capitation

Dear Service Provider New applications for Higher Capitation on the ECCE 2019/20 Programme Call are now closed for submission effective from 26/06/2020 in line with the ECCE Programme Year. No new applications submitted after this date will be processed. For any applications submitted prior to 26/06/2020 with outstanding queries or issues, there will be a…

Updated FAQs v2 on the Reopening Funding Package for Childcare Services 01/07/2020

Dear Providers, Please see link below to version 2 of the FAQs on the Reopening Funding Package for Childcare Services. This is an update to the FAQs we circulated on 12 June. We have added additional clarifications in response to questions we have received from you and your representative organisations. The attached FAQs are intended…

Increase in the value of the Childminding Re-opening Grant

Change to Childminding Reopening Grant.  In light of the announcement by the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection of the extension of the Enterprise Support Grant for self-employed micro-enterprises that are re-opening their business and transitioning from the Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment, the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs has announced an increase in the value…