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ECCE 2016: Frequently Asked Questions
28 October, 2015

ECCE 2016: Frequently Asked Questions

  Print this page Budget 2016: Expansion of Free Pre-School Currently, children are entitled to participate in the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) programme for up to 38 weeks – i.e.. for the school year. Children aged between 3 years 2 months and 4 years 7 months on 1st September of the relevant year are eligible to join the programme. Children register for the programme in September.Budget 2016 announced significant changes to free pre-school provision in Ire...

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Important: Learner Fund 3 Announcement
23 October, 2015

Important: Learner Fund 3 Announcement

Funding for FETAC Level 5 Childcare Training - Learner Fund 3 The Learner fund will re-open for applications during the week commencing 26th October 2015 and will close in mid-December 2015.    Any Early Years providers with staff members who need to upskill should apply to the Learner Fund to receive a subsidy towards the costs involved. As employers, Early Years providers need to ensure that any unqualified staff understand the implications should...

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DCYA Press Release - Budget 2016
13 October, 2015

DCYA Press Release - Budget 2016

Minister Reilly announces €85m childcare package in Budget 2016   Tuesday 13th October, 2015 Dr. James Reilly TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, has announced a major package of childcare measures as part of Budget 2016. The Budget 2016 childcare package represents a good ‘first step’ on the road to achieving affordable, high quality childcare that is accessible for all children. During the summer, Minister Reilly published a plan for future investme...

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DCYA Press Release 25th September 2015
30 September, 2015

DCYA Press Release 25th September 2015

  Minister publishes reference list of qualifications for staff working in the Early Years childcare sector Dr Reilly announces €500,000 extension to Learner Fund to assist up-skilling  The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr James Reilly has today published a comprehensive list of qualifications for staff in the early years sector. This list will enable current and future employees in the early years sector to check at a glance whether their qualification is a ...

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Early Years Capital 2015 - Strand 4 Update
14 August, 2015

Early Years Capital 2015 - Strand 4 Update

A Grant Agreement and Expenditure Form will be made available shortly for early childhood services who were successful through strand 4 of the 2015 Early Years Capital. Forms will be available the week beginning the 24th August through the Service Dashboard on the PIP portal. Payments under strand 4 will be made retrospectively based on the above being completed. Each grantee is required to submit an Expenditure Form which shows that the total grant amount has been spent. The submitted E...

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ECCE Payment Schedule 2015-2016
11 August, 2015

ECCE Payment Schedule 2015-2016

  Please click here to acces the payment schedule for the 2015-2016 ECCE Programme Call. Please note that the advance payment for existing providers will be made for 8 weeks based on last years numbers.  For new services into the ECCE programme, it will be based on 3 children for 8 weeks.  Any service who has far less children in September 2015 than in Sept 2014, they should email Conor Moore directly on conor_moore@dcya.gov.ie - please ensure you put "...

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Minister Reilly announces almost €7 million in Capital Grant Funding for Early Years Services
30 July, 2015

Minister Reilly announces almost €7 million in Capital Grant Funding for Early Years Services

  Thursday 30th July 2015 Minister James Reilly has today announced that almost €7 million in capital funding has been allocated through the Department of Children and Youth Affairs to 2,415 grantees nationwide.  €5 million of the grant funding was made available specifically for community/not for profit childcare services while the other €2 million was made available to both private and community/not for profit childcare facilities to access grants for quality ...

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Minister Reilly Publishes Major New Childcare Report
24 July, 2015

Minister Reilly Publishes Major New Childcare Report

Proposals for strategic investment to improve affordability, quality and accessibility   Wednesday 22nd July, 2015 The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr James Reilly TD, has today (22 July 2015) published a major report which proposes how best to invest in childcare services over the coming years. The report, prepared by an Inter-Departmental Group established by the Minister in January, puts forward options to enhance affordability for parents, improve the quality o...

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Pobal Launch Early Year Sector Survey 2014
24 July, 2015

Pobal Launch Early Year Sector Survey 2014

Pobal have launched their Early Years Sector Survey 2014. The data collated within the Report is based upon the responses of 2,766 services participating in the main Department of Children and Youth Affairs funding programmes (Early Childhood Care & Education (ECCE), Community Childcare Subvention (CCS) and Training and Education Childcare (TEC). . The Report contains an in-depth analysis of the Childcare sector and provides information under a range of headings, including: Ser...

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Launch of Children and Young People's Plan for Kildare
16 July, 2015

Launch of Children and Young People's Plan for Kildare

The needs and issues affecting children, young people and families in Co. Kildare were highlighted at the recent launch of the new three year plan developed by Kildare Children & Young People’s Services Committee (KCYPSC). According to Chairperson, Patricia Finlay (Tusla) the plan builds on the positive inter-agency work that is already happening in Co. Kildare, while outlining areas that require further attention. The goal is to improve the quality of life for children, young pe...

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