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…

Minister Zappone and Minister McHugh announce information and resources for children preparing for pre-school and junior infants

Monday  15th June 2020 The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone and the Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD, today launched an initiative for children and families – Let’s Get Ready – a gov.ie resource to support young children and their parents/guardians plan for returning to Early Learning and Care (ELC) settings or transitioning to…

Programme Support Payments (PSP) 2019/20 – Extension of Application Deadline to 1pm Monday 15th Jun

Dear Service Provider The date that applications will close for Programme Support Payments has now been extended to 1pm Monday, 15th June. On Friday, 17th April the DCYA released an advance payment of one third of the Programme Support Payment (PSP) that services were scheduled to receive in June 2020. In order to receive the remaining two-thirds…

PRESS RELEASE ISSUED 10th JUNE: FUNDING FOR REPOPENING OF ELC SERVICES

Dear Early Years Provider, Please see the link below to Press Release from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) in relation to Minister Katherine Zappone announcing a funding package of €75m for Reopening Early Learning and Childcare Services from 29 June. Also, please see attached a personal message from Minister Zappone which can…

New Applications for AIM Support for 2020/21 are now Open

Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) The Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) provides a range of supports to enable children with a disability to meaningfully participate in the ECCE preschool programme (www.aim.gov.ie). Parents/carers/legal guardians and preschool providers make AIM applications jointly, through an on-line system.   New Application for AIM 2020/21 New applications for Access and…