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Informal Consultation

2nd June, 2020

Please see below the Early Years  Child Protection informal consultation Document. .

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​APPLICATION PROCESS FOR NEW APPLICANTS

2nd June, 2020

Dear Service Provider The AIM 2020/2021 programme year is now open for new applicants. Application forms are accessible via the AIM tab on the PIP portal. Please note, although the AIM application system is open, in light of public health guidance, the delivery of AIM supports are dependent on the timing and nature of the re-opening of the […]

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DCYA Announcement on COVID-19 and Programme Readiness 2020/21

2nd June, 2020

COVID-19 The DCYA are working towards the significant challenges of a phased reopening of early learning and care facilities for 29th June, in line with the Government’s Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business.  The lifting of restrictions and the progression to each stage of this roadmap is dependent on the containment of the COVID-19 virus. […]

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Minister Zappone announces decisions and guidance to support the reopening of childcare services

2nd June, 2020

From Department of Children and Youth Affairs Published at: 29 May 2020 Last updated 1 June 2020 Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, today announced a number of developments to assist childcare providers and parents plan for the reopening of services on June 29. Minister Zappone welcomed expert guidance provided by the HSE Health Protection Surveillance […]

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Message & Survey from EY Division for services that normally close over the summer

26th May, 2020

Dear Provider,   Further to our recent correspondence concerning upcoming provider surveys, please find attached here the survey questions for early learning and care and school-age childcare providers usually closed in July and August. This survey will be administered by phone with the support of Pobal and Better Start. Calls to providers that normally close in July […]

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Temporary Wage Subsidy Childcare Scheme – Verification Checks

26th May, 2020

  Dear Service Providers, Please refer to attached DCYA letter and verification requirements on the Temporary Wage Subsidy Childcare Scheme. DCYA Early Years Finance Governance & Reform Compliance Team.

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