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May 19, 2020

First Aid Responder (FAR) Reimbursement Fund 2019-2020

First Aid Responder (FAR) Reimbursement Fund 2019-2020 19th May 2020 Tusla issued statement on FAR training and the Covid-19 restrictions Dear Colleagues, We have received the following update from Tusla regarding FAR training: The First Aid Responder (FAR)…
May 08, 2020

Temporary Childcare Scheme for Essential Health Workers

 Statement on cancellation of Temporary Childcare Scheme for Essential Health Workers Announcement by Department of Children and Youth Affairs 13th May 2020 The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone today announced, with regret, that…
May 05, 2020

SHARING IDEAS: ENGAGING WITH YOUR STAFF

The outbreak of Covid-19 has managed to temporarily close services and separate us however this virus cannot close our ideas and professional responsibilities to the communities that we serve - our children, their families and our staff.Therefore, we want to…
April 23, 2020

DCYA have launched a new CPD Website

The DCYA has launched a new webpage where you will find free, online CPD resources, developed and made available through the cooperation of a number of agencies. The resources are designed to support service planning and practitioners’ professional…
March 24, 2020

Activities and Ideas to Keep Children Occupied at Home

Dear Parents/Guardians, As we are in uncertain times, we are likely to be spending more time at home while we practice social distancing and trying to keep our children occupied can be quite challenging. They are now out of the routine of…
March 23, 2020

Parent and Toddler Group Grant Initiative 2020: Deadline Extended

Dublin City Childcare Committee in collaboration with the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) are seeking applications for the Parent and Toddler Groups Initiative Grant 2020. Applications for funding under this scheme should only be made by…
March 16, 2020

Information links on Covid-19 (Coronavirus) and Important Contact Details

In relation to the Coronavirus/Covid-19 virus, please see guidance from the HPSC website for staff in childcare and educational settings click HERE. If you have concerns please contact the HPSC or HSE numbers below for advice, contact details listed below.…
March 16, 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Announcements and Guidance

In relation to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Covid-19 Wage Subsidy Childcare Scheme (WSCS), we have compiled a list of recent announcements and guidance for early years services. Announcements listed as of published date. 22nd May PIP Announcement Phased Re-Opening…
March 16, 2020

Dublin City Childcare Committee Update re: COVID-19 including Contact Details

Following the government announcement of the closure of schools, colleges and childcare facilities and in the interest of public health and safety and that of our staff team, Dublin City Childcare Committee staff will be working remotely. There will be staff…
March 11, 2020

DCYA Update on Coronavirus (Covid-19) 10th March 2020

In relation to the Coronavirus (Covid-19), please see the most recent guidance from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs issued on 10th March 2020. Click here to view. The Department of Children and Youth Affairs will keep providers informed of…
February 27, 2020

Early Years Update- Re-registration Phase II

Tusla have issued an update and a Guidance Document: Remaining documents for re-registration. This guidance will provide further information on what you need to do to complete the process, and what support is available. This update is available on Tusla's…
February 26, 2020

*APPLICATIONS SUSPENDED* Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare Capital 2020

Important PIP Announcement re: Capital Grants 27th March 2020 EARLY YEARS CAPITAL PROGRAMME 2020-APPLICATIONS SUSPENDED The Early Years Capital Programme 2020 was due to close to applications on 27 March 2020. Given the difficulties being experienced across…
February 24, 2020

Code of Professional Responsibilities and Code of Ethics for Early Years Educators

Download “Code of Professional Responsibilities and Code of Ethics for Early Years Educators”, a publication from the Professionalisation Sub-Group of the Early Years Forum here
February 24, 2020

Attention Childminders! Childminding Network Evenings taking place

Early Years services please feel free to share this poster with parents/guardians and Childminders. Parents/Guardians please share with any Childminders you may know. ALL CHILDMINDERS ARE WELCOME!!!
January 31, 2020

Statement by Minister Katherine Zappone T.D. on payments to Childcare Services for the Day of Protest

Statement by Minister Katherine Zappone T.D. on payments to Childcare Services for the Day of Protest Published: 30 January 2020 From: Department of Children and Youth Affairs Having considered the concerns and circumstances of the Childcare sector, Minister…

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