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Let's Grow!
18 March, 2021

Let's Grow!

Kildare County Childcare Committee has been delighted to launch this month our Let's GrOw Outside programme for early childhood care and school aged childcare in the county. This involved sending vegetable and wildflower seeds to a group of services in the county, which will be followed by emails and videos with tips on growing and playing outdoors, as well as sharing our ideas and experiences with each other along the way. Here is the first video, you can follow our progress on facebo...

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Childcare Vacancies
10 February, 2021

Childcare Vacancies

Childcare Vacancies in Kildare Please complete this form for your vacancy to be published. Email info@kccc.ie with any questions.     Ryevale Montessori & Day Care Early Years Support Worker AIM Location: 22 Ryevale Lawns, Leixlip, Co.Kildare Job Description / Minimum Requirements:  Ryevale Montessori & Day Care is a full day care service located in Leixlip, Co Kildare. We are currently seeking an AIM Early Years assistant to...

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The Future of Funding for Early Learning and Care and School aged childcare - Parent's Consultation
13 November, 2020

The Future of Funding for Early Learning and Care and School aged childcare - Parent's Consultation

Parents - you are invited to participate in a focused discussion for parents on a major project currently underway in the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth on the development of a new Funding Model for early learning and care and school-age Childcare. DOWNLOAD FLYER These discussions are part of a broader national conversation with a range of key stakeholders on how we fund early learning and care and school-age childcare services and how additional f...

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New Childminders Information Pack
09 November, 2020

New Childminders Information Pack

This pack has been developed by the Regional Childminding Development Officers to support childminders operating in Ireland,  Download the pack here: A Guide to Becoming a childminder  Also available: Sample Policies and Procedures, Sample Record Keeping Forms, and Guidelines on Planning a childminding business in your home, email devworker@kccc.ie for support regarding these.  

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Parent and Toddler Grants
21 September, 2020

Parent and Toddler Grants

The Parent and Toddler grants for 2020 are now open for applications.  The DCYA have announced Revised Parent and Toddler grant guidelines, due to Covid 19 uncertainty for groups the following expenses are allowable for this year: ·         Training courses (e.g. paediatric first aid, committee skills, parenting etc.) where these can be conducted remotely and are completed in this calendar   year &mid...

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Learner Fund Bursary 2020
07 September, 2020

Learner Fund Bursary 2020

The Learner Fund Bursary for 2020 has been announced. The closing date is 23rd October Rules for the scheme are available here and Application Form. There is a separate application form for Childminders and rules for Childminder's learner fund bursary are here

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Grant announcements - Childminding and Capital Grants
26 June, 2020

Grant announcements - Childminding and Capital Grants

Updated **Updated to say the Childminding Re-opening Grant has been increased to €1000 to ensure government consistency in supports for small business reopening** Childminding Re-opening Grant  The purpose of the Childminding Re-opening Grant is to support childminders who had to close as a direct result of the government restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. An individual once-off Childminding grant of €500 per Childminder will be made available to assist ...

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Parents: AIM 2020/2021
10 June, 2020

Parents: AIM 2020/2021

Update: Our parent's leaflet on AIM is available here Dear Parents, We have been asked to share the following announcement with you in relation to AIM, the Access and Inclusion Model for preschool children attending under the ECCE scheme. If your child is due to start ECCE in September and you have concerns about their development, you can apply for further support via their preschool. See aim.gov.ie for further information on the scheme. Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) The Access ...

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Tunes for Tiny @ Kildare for Parents & Childcare Professionals
13 May, 2020

Tunes for Tiny @ Kildare for Parents & Childcare Professionals

We are delighted to announce... TUNES FOR TINY @ KILDARE  in association with the Riverbank Arts Centre, presented by Ceol Connected's Dr Thomas Johnston  We have partnered with Riverbank Arts Centre in Newbridge to bring you this unique musical opportunity with Ceol Connected's Dr. Thomas Johnston. Offered as a fun event (online) for parents and children, mirrored with a separate unique CPD opportunity for Early Year's Educators this is part of our new ...

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