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Statement on Storm Emma and the Early Years sector
01 March, 2018

Statement on Storm Emma and the Early Years sector

Wednesday 28th February 2018 The Department of Children and Youth Affairs has been working closely with the National Emergency Coordination Group throughout the week to prepare for the adverse weather conditions. The NECG has met again this morning following the issuing of a Status Red weather warning in some parts of the country. DCYA has maintained contact with childcare providers and stakeholders throughout the week to keep them informed regarding the weather situation as it evolve...

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UPDATE : Notice from DCYA regarding weather conditions
28 February, 2018

UPDATE : Notice from DCYA regarding weather conditions

The National Emergency Coordination Group (NECG) has met again this morning following the issuing of a Status Red weather warning in some parts of the country. Conditions are expected to worsen over Thursday and Friday in parts of the country and the NECG are advising that roads should be avoided in Status Red areas due to expected treacherous conditions. DCYA is advising childcare services that local decisions should be taken based on the weather status in their part of the country. In making t...

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KCCC Office update - Weather
28 February, 2018

KCCC Office update - Weather

KCCC staff will remain contactable through their email addresses for the duration of the Status Red Warning for Kildare.     See link below to the KCCC staff members and their email addresses   KCCC Staff

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DCYA weather update 27/02/2018
27 February, 2018

DCYA weather update 27/02/2018

Update to the Early Years and School Age Childcare Sector The DCYA has attended a further meeting of the National Emergency Coordination Group (NECG) to monitor the emerging weather situation. Severe weather is expected towards the latter end of this week. DCYA is asking childcare services to be aware of local weather warnings and travel restrictions that may affect their service.  The worst weather is currently predicted to occur on Thursday and Friday. DCYA will continue to att...

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From DCYA regarding severe weather conditions
27 February, 2018

From DCYA regarding severe weather conditions

The DCYA has attended the National Emergency Coordination Group (NECG) which met this morning to plan for severe weather conditions expected later this week.  DCYA is asking childcare services to be aware of local weather warnings and travel restrictions that may affect their service.  We encourage childcare services and parents to visit the Winter Ready website for advice (www.winterready.ie) and make the appropriate preparations to minimise disruptions.  The safety and ...

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Statement from the National Emergency Coordination Group on Severe Weather 
27 February, 2018

Statement from the National Emergency Coordination Group on Severe Weather 

         Statement from the National Emergency Coordination Group on Severe Weather       The National Emergency Coordination Group (NECG) for severe weather met this morning (26 February, 2018) to review national and local preparedness in advance of the forthcoming severe weather which Met Éireann is forecasting for this week. The meeting was convened by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government in its role as Lead Governm...

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Learner Fund Bursary 2018
21 February, 2018

Learner Fund Bursary 2018

The Department of Children & Youth Affairs (DCYA) will re-open the Learner Fund Bursary (announced early 2017) to Early Years practitioners who have completed a major award in Early Childhood Care and Education at Level 7, Level 8, or Level 9 qualification on the National Framework of Qualifications since the inception of the Learner Fund (2013). This qualification must be on the DCYA Early Years Recognised Qualifications list. The bursary amount will be €750.    To be c...

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Children First Update
14 February, 2018

Children First Update

New Children First guidance came into effect on 11th December 2017, to allow for mandatory reporting of Child Protection concerns. You can download the new Children First document here and we have hard copies available to collect from our offices in Irish and English.   All childcare services, please note the following: - All staff are to complete Children First E-learning programme: http://www.tusla.ie/children-first/children-first-e-learning-program...

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Early Years Capital 2018
26 January, 2018

Early Years Capital 2018

Early Year's Capital 2018 will be open for applications on 12th February 2018. The closing date for applications is 9th March (at 3pm), but it is advised not to leave applications until then. A detailed guidance document is available: Applicant Guidelines for Early Years and School Age Childcare Capital Grants 2018. Briefing Notes on EYC 2018 

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KCCC NEWS
19 January, 2018

KCCC NEWS

Kildare County Childcare Committee News January 2018 - Meet our staff - Free resources for childcare services - News & Updates DOWNLOAD HERE

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