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The National Childcare Scheme Newsletter

29th July, 2019

The National Childcare Scheme is on its way! The landmark new Scheme is set to open this October, providing the first ever statutory entitlement to childcare support for parents. By making quality childcare accessible and affordable, the Scheme aims to improve children’s outcomes, support lifelong learning, help parents to access education and employment, and reduce […]

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Minister Zappone response to RTÉ investigation into crèche failings

29th July, 2019

25 July 2019 Speaking in the wake of yesterday evening’s RTÉ Investigates programme Behind Closed Doors, Minister Zappone expressed her shock and anger at the mistreatment of children in the crèches investigated. Commenting on the undercover footage, Minister Zappone said, “I was appalled and horrified. I share parents’ distress at seeing young children being subjected to such […]

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​​​CCS/P Top Up 19th July 2019

22nd July, 2019

Pobal have reviewed registrations for Services with approved Higher Capitation for 2018-2019 and/orAIM Level 1 (LINC) for 2018-2019 for children registered for CCS/P who are within the eligible age range for the 2018-2019 ECCE Programme. This may result in a top up payment to those Services, based on the current capitation rates as outlined below:   –  Higher Capitation […]

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​CPD Payments for Hanen, Lámh,and NSAI Training 2019

17th July, 2019

CPD Payments will be issued to all services for participants who completed Hanen and/or Lámh between April 2019 and 29th of June 2019 and/or Aistear and Play(NSAI) between March 2019 and 5th June 2019 on the 19th of July 2019. Please note that each staff member can avail of amaximum of 18 hours of paid CPD training per […]

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Childminders Development Grant 2019

8th July, 2019

Applications for the 2019 Childminders Development Grant are now open for submission, interested parties should contact Sligo County Childcare Committee for an application form or alternately click on the following link to download the application form CMDG Application form The closing date for receipt of application to Meath County Childcare Committee is the 14th of August 2019 […]

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ECCE 2019-20 Optional Extras Guide

8th July, 2019

An Optional Extras Guide for ECCE 2019-20 has been added to the PIP Portal under ECCE Programme Information, and can also be found here. Please note that with the exception of sessional only services, no extra time-slots of any duration are permitted as optional extras on ECCE.  

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