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August 05, 2020

Reminder for Providers: Children First Training

Reminder for Providers: to ensure all staff have completed the Tusla ELearning Programme and 30 minute Children First Child Protection Revision Webinar Tusla ELearning Programme Due to current restrictions on training, the National Early Years Children First…
July 30, 2020

Updated Early Learning and Care Child Safeguarding Statement Template

Dear Providers, For your Information: The National Early Years Children First Programme, in conjunction with Tusla, have updated the Early Learning and Care, Child Safeguarding Statement Template and Information Sheet. Early Learning and Care services are…
July 28, 2020

Important Deadlines re: Programme Readiness Phase 2

Providers please see important deadlines listed below which are included in the Phase 2 Programme Readiness announcement available on PIP: ***EXTENDED DEADLINES for CCSP/TEC Savers Submission Date for Fee Lists and Calendars*** Registration of Fees List and…
July 27, 2020

July Stimulus Funding Package for ELC & SAC sector

PIP Announcement: Press Release from DCYA - July Stimulus Funding Package for ELC & SAC sector 27th July 2020 Dear Provider, We wanted to let you know about the July stimulus funding package available to the sector which has just been approved by cabinet as…
July 27, 2020

Barnardos Publication: Quality School Age Care-What to look for in a Service to Care for your Child Outside of School

Barnardos have recently published Quality School Age Care-What to look for in a Service to Care for your Child Outside of School booklet which offers guidance to parents or carers who are choosing a quality service to care for their child during the time when…
July 16, 2020

First Aid Responder (FAR) Reimbursement Fund 2019-2020 Extended

First Aid Responder (FAR) Reimbursement Fund 2019-2020 Extended Correspondence from Tusla includes: Provider Communication letter 19th May 2020: Tusla issued statement on FAR training extension and Covid-19 restrictions for services available on the link…
July 08, 2020

Parent Leaflets: Information on Children First in Early Learning and Care Services

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS/CARERS ON CHILDREN FIRST IN EARLY LEARNING AND CARE SERVICES-PARENTS LEAFLETS The National Early Years Children First Committee have developed an information leaflet for parents. The purpose of the leaflet is to outline what parents…
July 03, 2020

Childminders Development and Reopening Grant now open for applications

The Childminders Development Grant has been announced for 2020. It will run alongside the Childminding Re-Opening Grant featured below. A Childminder can apply for both the Childminding Re-opening Grant and the Childminder Development Grant Childminder…
July 03, 2020

Reopening Support Payment (RSP) Application Process

Reopening Support Payment (RSP) Application Process PIP Announcement: 2nd July 2020 - Reopening Updates for Childcare Service Providers 02/07/2020 The application form for the Reopening Support Payment (RSP) will be available on the Early Years Platform…
June 29, 2020

Plans for inspection process during the Covid-19 pandemic

Plans for inspection process during the Covid-19 pandemic PIP Announcement 26/06/2020 Dear Service Provider, The Department of Children and Youth Affairs is very conscious of the stress and additional burden the closure period and preparations for re-opening…
June 24, 2020

SFA/IBEC WEBINAR 25th June FOR CHILDCARE SECTOR

SFA/ IBEC Webinar for the Childcare Sector Thursday 25th June 2020, 9.30am-10am IBEC /SFA in collaboration with NCN, ACP and the Federation of Early Childhood Providers will hold the first sector specific webinar for the Childhood Services Sector tomorrow…
June 22, 2020

COVID 19 Capital Grant Application Open for Applications

**Applications for Capital Grants Open 22nd June ** PIP Announcement 19th June Opening of COVID 19 Capital Grant Application Process Dear Service Provider, The COVID 19 Capital grant application form will be available on the Early Years Platform (HIVE) from…
June 22, 2020

First 5 Guidance for Reopening

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs has launched a range of online resources and guidance to support service providers, practitioners and parents to prepare for the reopening of Early Learning and Care and School-Age Childcare settings, including…
June 16, 2020

Code of Professional Responsibilities and Code of Ethics available to download

Code of Professional Responsibilities and Code of Ethics For Early Years Educators available to download This publication is an initiative of the Professionalisation Sub Group (P-SG) of the Early Years Forum. This publication outlines the values and ethics…
June 15, 2020

LET'S GET READY Website & Video launched

Press Release 15th June 20: Minister Zappone and Minister McHugh announce information and resources for children preparing for pre-school and junior infants The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone and the Minister for Education and…

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