A Parent's Guide to Addressing Concerns in an Early Years' Service - Available to download

A Parent's Guide to Addressing Concerns in an Early Years' Service - Available to download

      DCCC's "A Parent's Guide to Addressing Concerns in an Early Years' Service" is now Available!   Dublin City Childcare Committee’s new publication ‘A Parent's Guide to Addressing Concerns in an Early Years' Service’ is a quick guide on addressing any concerns within an early years service. We hope...
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Attention Parents! The first step in applying for National Childcare Scheme is to have a Public Services Card

Attention Parents! The first step in applying for National Childcare Scheme is to have a Public Services Card

  Attention Parents! The first step in applying for the new National Childcare Scheme is to apply for a Public Services Card, if you do not already have one. You will need this card to register for a verified MyGovID account.  Click on the image below to view the Public Services Card Video:...
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First Aid Responder (FAR) Reimbursement Fund 2019

First Aid Responder (FAR) Reimbursement Fund 2019

  First Aid Responder (FAR) Reimbursement Fund 2019 Attention Registered Providers!Did you know that services can claim back the cost of one person attending FAR training (either full or refresher) on behalf of the service. Registered Early Learning and Care Services and Registered Childminders  Under the...
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Learner Fund Graduate Bursary Application form Autumn 2019

Learner Fund Graduate Bursary Application form Autumn 2019

  Learner Fund Graduate Bursary Application form Autumn 2019   The Department of Children & Youth Affairs (DCYA) will re-open the Learner Fund Bursary to Early Learning and Care practitioners who are new graduates of a recognised Early Childhood Education and Care degree programme. The local...
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NATIONAL CHILDCARE SCHEME (NCS) PHASE 2 TRAINING DATES AVAILABLE TO BOOK NOW!

NATIONAL CHILDCARE SCHEME (NCS) PHASE 2 TRAINING DATES AVAILABLE TO BOOK NOW!

      Dublin City Childcare Committee are currently rolling out NCS Phase 2 training in various venues and dates.  These 3-hour sessions will provide practical training on the use of the National Childcare Scheme’s IT system, covering both the service provider portal and the parent application process....
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Parents Notice – School-Age Childcare

Parents Notice – School-Age Childcare

            Parents Notice – School-Age Childcare Childcare services for school-age children must now register with Tusla, the Child and Family Agency. School-age childcare services have not, to date, been subject to registration, so this is a significant step forward in ensuring quality school-age childcare. Services...
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The National Childcare Scheme (NCS) Parent Call Centre is now open!

The National Childcare Scheme (NCS) Parent Call Centre is now open!

    The National Childcare Scheme (NCS) Parent Call Centre is now open! Parents can call (01) 906 8530 for information on NCS.Open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. Read more...
A Parent's Guide to Addressing Concerns in an Early Years' Service - Available to download
A Parent's Guide to Addressing Concerns in an Early Years' Service - Available to download
November 19, 2018
Attention Parents! The first step in applying for National Childcare Scheme is to have a Public Services Card
Attention Parents! The first step in applying for National Childcare Scheme is to have a Public Services Card
May 16, 2019
First Aid Responder (FAR) Reimbursement Fund 2019
First Aid Responder (FAR) Reimbursement Fund 2019
August 29, 2019
Learner Fund Graduate Bursary Application form Autumn 2019
Learner Fund Graduate Bursary Application form Autumn 2019
August 09, 2019
NATIONAL CHILDCARE SCHEME (NCS) PHASE 2 TRAINING DATES AVAILABLE TO BOOK NOW!
NATIONAL CHILDCARE SCHEME (NCS) PHASE 2 TRAINING DATES AVAILABLE TO BOOK NOW!
September 05, 2019
Parents Notice – School-Age Childcare
Parents Notice – School-Age Childcare
April 10, 2019
The National Childcare Scheme (NCS) Parent Call Centre is now open!
The National Childcare Scheme (NCS) Parent Call Centre is now open!
June 25, 2019

DCYA Press Release - New Registration System Brings School Age Childcare into Affordable Childcare Scheme

 

 

DCYA Press Release - New Registration System Brings School Age Childcare into Affordable Childcare Scheme 
Thursday 27th December 2018

  • School age childcare services to be registered for first time with Tusla 
  • Minister Zappone signs the Childcare Support Act 2018 (Commencement) Order 2018 and the Child Care Act 1991 (Early Years Services) (Registration of School Age Services) Regulations 2018, enabling school age childcare services to register and participate in new Affordable Childcare Scheme 
  • The families of over 17,750 school age children benefited from government childcare subsidies last year. Thousands more could benefit in 2019 through the Affordable Childcare Scheme
  • Regulations represent an important first step in the full regulation and inspection of school age childcare services
  • Another major milestone to quality affordable, accessible childcare

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, TD, has today signed Regulations which will provide, for the first time in Ireland, for the registration of school age childcare services.

Only registered school age childcare services will be able to provide services under the Affordable Childcare Scheme.  The regulations will come into effect on 18th February 2019 and services will be able to register with Tusla from that date.  More detail on registration requirements are set out in the Frequently Asked Questions document.

Click here to read full press release.

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