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AIM Equality & Diversity Training 2018
17 January, 2018

AIM Equality & Diversity Training 2018

We are delighted to announce our Equality and Diversity Training schedule for the first quarter of 2018 is now available,  as usual, the programme consists of 1 full day and 3 evening sessions, and is open to all providers in Kildare to attend. Our Schedule for the first quarter of 2018 is as follows: January 27th (Full day) and 31st Jan, 7th Feb, 21st Feb (evening sessions). Venue: Clane February 10th (Full day) and Feb 19th, 26th, 5th March (evening sessions). Venue: Spring...

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Children First Briefing Sessions now available
17 January, 2018

Children First Briefing Sessions now available

Kildare County Childcare Committee are hosting a series of evening briefing sessions on the new requirements under the Children First Act, one person from each service is encouraged to attend. They will take place on the following dates, at KCCC offices in Clane: 30th January, 1st Februrary, 6th February, 8th February, 6th March. Booking will be via eventbrite invitations sent to Kildare services. * We have paper copies of the Children First document available here in the office...

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Children First Mandatory Reporting from Monday 11th December 2017
08 December, 2017

Children First Mandatory Reporting from Monday 11th December 2017

The new Children First guidance comes into effect from Monday this will mean mandatory reporting of Child Protection concerns. You can download the new document here and we have hard copies available to collect from our offices in Irish and English. These Questions and Answers for Early Years' Services are also very useful. The Early Years Child Protection Programme will run Briefing Sessions on the new Act in 2018, to be announced.

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Naas Parenting Talk 22nd November
15 November, 2017

Naas Parenting Talk 22nd November

  Parenting talk with Joanna Fortune, Psychotherapist, attachment and parenting specialist. Killashee House Hotel, Naas, Co Kildare Wednesday 22nd November, 7.15pm   A chance for parents of young children to focus on how they can make the most of the time they have with their children, limited as it may sometimes be. Joanna will talk about: the importance of play for children in terms of their development play as the language of children, and therapeutic play te...

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The Cost of Childcare - Have your say
08 November, 2017

The Cost of Childcare - Have your say

Parents, childcare providers and others with an interest in childcare are today being urged to submit evidence to inform the first stage of the Independent Review of Costs of Providing Quality Childcare See: https://www.dcya.gov.ie/viewdoc.asp?Docid=4473&CatID=11&mn=&StartDate=1+January+2017  

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Celbridge Parenting Talk 7th November
27 October, 2017

Celbridge Parenting Talk 7th November

We are delighted to announce the first of our parenting talks will take place in Celbridge Manor Hotel on 7th November, email communications@kccc.ie to book a place. In this talk Joanna Fortune, Psychotherapist, attachment and parenting specialist, will talk about: the importance of play for children in terms of their development play as the language of children, and therapeutic play techniques that can be used by parents at home. She will spend some time discussing questi...

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Learner Fund Bursary 2017 Application Form
18 October, 2017

Learner Fund Bursary 2017 Application Form

The application form for the Learner Fund Bursary 2017 is now available here Learner Fund Bursary Autumn 2017 The Department of Children & Youth Affairs (DCYA) will re-open the Learner Fund Bursary (announced early 2017) for applications from recent graduates, or those who missed the first round of funding. All applications must be made through your local County / City Childcare Committee To be considered eligible for the Learner Fund Bursary, an applicant must: 1. Have graduated w...

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KCCC welcomes Budget 2018 announcements
13 October, 2017

KCCC welcomes Budget 2018 announcements

Kildare County Childcare Committee welcomes the Budget 2018 announcements regarding the government’s early years programmes. The increased Programme Supports payments mean that recognition is being given to the time providers spend planning and completing administration outside of the classroom. The change to the ECCE programme will mean that all children will now receive 2 full years preschool fixes an anomaly that put some children in an unfair position (see appendix 1 below). This...

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Learner Fund Bursary 2017
09 October, 2017

Learner Fund Bursary 2017

We are delighted to announce that there will be a new Learner Fund Bursary open for applications from 16th October until 7th November. This will apply to those who have completed a qualification at level 7, 8 or 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications since the beginning of the Learner Fund in 2013. Watch this space for further information and the application form, coming soon!

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AIM Training open for bookings
09 October, 2017

AIM Training open for bookings

Our AIM Equality and Diversity training is open for bookings - starting in Athy on 21st October and Clane on 28th October. Contact aim@kcc.ie to book a place now! See further information in the AIM section of our website

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