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ECCE Reminder

14th September, 2018

Payments & Registrations The next payment date will be Friday 22nd September. This payment will be based on registrations for the ECCE 2018-19 programme call. Payment will be made for all registrations that are at ‘approved’ status by close of business Monday 17th September.   Higher Capitation The Higher Capitation form will be made available at the […]

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Guide to Early Years Education

14th September, 2018

The Guide to Early Years Education (2018) has just been made available by The Inspectorate of the Department of Education and Skills. The Guide has been revised following consultation with stakeholders and partners in the Early Years sector and was published online at the end of June 2018. Please find copies of the Guide in both […]

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Triple P Positive Parenting Course

11th September, 2018

Please see attached poster for more information on the upcoming Triple P Positive Parenting Courses .

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Minister Zappone announces supports for quality improvements in the childcare sector, including €1.2m First Aid training fund

7th September, 2018

€1.2m funding to provide first aid training for every registered childcare service in the country. ·    Certain childminders to be supported to register with Tusla with new training bursary. ·    Nine additional Tusla Early Years Inspectors to be recruited. Eligibility broadened to include graduates in early years for the first time. ·    Tusla launches new […]

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CPD Payments for Hanen and Lámh Training 2018

31st August, 2018

CPD Payments will be issued to all services for participants who completed Hanen and/or Lámh trainings between March 2018 and 13th July 2018 on 31st August 2018. Payments for training completed from July to December will be announced at a later date. Please note that each staff member can avail of a maximum of 18 hours of paid CPD […]

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Learner Fund Bursary – Summer/Autumn 2018

24th August, 2018

DCYA will re-open the Learner Fund Bursary to Early Years practitioners who are new graduates of a recognised Early Childhood Education & Care degree program. Completed Application Forms must be returned to Sligo County Childcare Committee by 5pm on the 28th September 2018. Please click on the following link to download the Criteria and Application form Learner […]

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