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Launch of the AIM application process for September 2018 pre-school year

27th April, 2018

  For children who are currently receiving AIM supports and are eligible to avail of a 2nd year of the ECCE programme from September 2018 If the child is eligible and is returning to the same pre-school setting for a second year and circumstances have not changed, services in receipt of AIM Level 7 supports must […]

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The Early Years Service Profile 2017/2018

20th April, 2018

The annual survey of early years services is now live on PIP. This is one of the main sources of information on the sector. It helps agencies and the Government to identify issues and is used to inform policy and planning.                 .  

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Distribution of AIM Inclusive Play Packs

6th April, 2018

PIP Announcement: AIM resource packs that will be delivered to ECCE pre-school settings from Monday next, 9th April 2018.                                                                         […]

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Independent Review of Costs – Online Survey

27th March, 2018

Childcare providers are being urged to participate in an online survey as part of the Independent Review of Costs of Providing Quality Childcare. This Independent Review – which was announced by Minister Zappone last autumn – is a Programme for Government commitment. The Review, which is being undertaken by Crowe Horwath on behalf of the […]

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Inclusive Play Packs

27th March, 2018

‘Inclusive Play’ helps make pre-school accessible to all Over €3 million investment boosting resources to over 6,000 pre-school rooms Statement by Minister Katherine Zappone More than 6,000 ‘Inclusive Play’ packs are being distributed free to pre-schools across the country. The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone is confirming that distribution of the […]

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​Pip Announcements: Better Start Update

26th March, 2018

Just as an update we are starting to roll out Hanen Teacher Talk training again in April, May, and June partnering with Teacher Education Centres around the country. Initial invitations for first round have been sent to settings with children receiving AIM support in counties Wexford, Leitrim, Waterford, Meath, Sligo, and one in our Pobal […]

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