Minister Zappone – National Childcare Scheme – Statement

Minister Zappone has released a statement on the development of the National Childcare Scheme. ·         A Parent Support Centre for the National Childcare Scheme opened last week.  It is available to assist parents or guardians with any queries regarding the new National Childcare Scheme. It is open Monday to Friday from 9:00am – 5:00pm and parents…

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…

Capital Funding 2019 Guidelines for Early Learning and Care and School Age

The 2019 Early Learning and Care and School Age Capital programmes will open for applications from 25th February to 27th March 2019. Decisions are expected to be delivered in June 2019. The available strands of funding are as follows: Strand A:  Creation of new places for 0-3 year olds – €4.231m (max. €50,000 per grant). Strand B:  Fire Safety for…

Date announced for the commencement of all remaining provisions of the Children First Act 2015

Monday 2nd October 2017 Minister Katherine Zappone T.D., Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, today announced that following almost two years of preparations all remaining provisions of the Children First Act 2015 will be commenced on 11th December 2017. These include the provisions in relation to mandatory reporting of child abuse and in relation to…