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National Childcare Scheme, Early Learning & Care: Capital Funding Guidelines Now Available

30th April, 2019

The guidelines set out the application process for capital funding which will allow service providers, who sign up to the new National Childcare Scheme to purchase ICT support, which will assist them in recording and reporting children’s attendance. Providers can purchase ICT support which meets the eligibility criteria and will be reimbursed for the amount […]

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Early Years Sector Profile Report 2017/2018

23rd April, 2019

​The county level data included in the Early Years Sector Profile Report 2017/2018 is now available in the form of interactive dashboards.   The dashboards are presented on eight separate pages and can be accessed here.   Each page includes information that is linked, so for example, if you click on a county the graphs or […]

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National Childcare Scheme, Early Learning & Care Capital Funding Announcement.

15th April, 2019

Monday 15th April 2019 Minister announces capital funding for service providers who sign up to the National Childcare Scheme Funding will allow providers to purchase ICT support to assist in recording and reporting children’s attendance  A ‘one stop shop’ template for maintaining attendance records will also be available to meet providers’ needs  Initiative complements other […]

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AIM application process for September 2019 pre-school year

15th April, 2019

AIM Level 7 For children who are currently receiving AIM supports and are eligible to avail of a 2nd year of the ECCE programme from September 2019 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 […]

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Parents Notice – School Age Childcare

15th April, 2019

Childcare services for school-age children must now register with Tusla, the Child and Family Agency. School-age childcare services have not, to date, been subject to registration, so this is a significant step forward in ensuring quality school-age childcare. Services must register their service if their primary purpose is to care for children where their parents […]

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Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare Capital 2019 Application Announcement

26th March, 2019

The application process for Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare Capital 2019 is now approaching the closing date of 27th March 2019.   There are now only 24 hours remaining to submit applications.   For any services who wish to apply at this stage, we encourage applications to be submitted as quickly as possible in order to support any issues […]

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