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Applications open for Level 7 in Carlow IT
15 March, 2017

Applications open for Level 7 in Carlow IT

Level 7 Bachelor of Arts in Applied Early Childhood Education & Care 2017-2018 Applications are now being taken for the Level 7 Programme being run by Carlow IT in conjunction with Kildare County Childcare Committee. Applications can be sent to info@kccc.ie, the closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 7th April at 2pm, Full information is available to download below: Course timeline Presentation Application Forms

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€3m to support school age childcare
15 March, 2017

€3m to support school age childcare

Minister Zappone last week launched the Action Plan on School Age Childcare. The Action Plan commits to providing €3m to suport school age childare in Ireland. See full press release from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs: https://www.dcya.gov.ie/viewdoc.asp?DocID=4153  

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Better Business Outreach Programme and Guides for Childcare Businesses launched
13 February, 2017

Better Business Outreach Programme and Guides for Childcare Businesses launched

Following our launch of the Better Business Outreach Programme we would now like to invite services to apply for BBOP supports - see our BBOP flyer here. We are also delighted to unveil our Guides for Childcare Businesses. These comprehensive guides are available to download in the Business Development section of our website here. They have all you need to know on the following areas of running your business: - Business Planning - Financial Management - Marketing - Managing...

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We have moved offices
13 January, 2017

We have moved offices

The new address for Kildare County Childcare Committtee is: Kildare County Childcare Committee, Unit 21 Thompson Enterprise Centre, Clane Business Park, Clane, Co Kildare. See map Our phone number remains the same 045 861307. We can also be contacted by email at info@kccc.ie

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Have your say in Kildare County Council's Play Policy
11 January, 2017

Have your say in Kildare County Council's Play Policy

Kildare County Council, in partnership with Dublin City University, are conducting research into the play and recreation needs of children and young people growing up in Kildare. Kildare County Childcare Committee has been assisting this research by carrying out play consultations with children in the county. It is now the turn of parents to have their say, by filling out this questionnaire: https://goo.gl/forms/npPMFXlLOG5jkrkt1

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Learner Fund Bursary for Levels 7,8 and 9
09 January, 2017

Learner Fund Bursary for Levels 7,8 and 9

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs has announced a bursary of up to €750 for people who have completed Early Childhood Care and Education courses at Level 7,8 and 9 since 2013.  The Learner Fund was introduced in 2013, and since then has provided financial assistance to thousands of Early Years practitioners in upskilling to a Level 5/6 in Early Childhood Care and Education. This has assisted in further professionalising the EY sector. The Department of Children and You...

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Pobal releases Early Years Sector Profile 2015-2016
05 December, 2016

Pobal releases Early Years Sector Profile 2015-2016

Pobal has released the latest Early Years Sector Profile which demonstrates that Kildare is among the top 10 most expensive County regions for childcare fees in Ireland (with Dublin accounting for 4 of the other regions). This demonstrates that Kildare providers face higher overheads than many other regions and thus the need for further investment in childcare in the county. Read the press release, view interactive dashboards and access the full report here: https://www.pobal.ie/News/...

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Budget 2017: Early Years Funding increases by 35% to €466m to allow new Affordable Childcare Scheme
17 October, 2016

Budget 2017: Early Years Funding increases by 35% to €466m to allow new Affordable Childcare Scheme

  Tuesday 11th October, 2016 The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, has announced a Scheme to Subsidise Childcare which will replace existing childcare subsidisation schemes (excluding the free pre-school scheme) with a single, streamlined scheme from September 2017. Parents will qualify for a targeted subsidy based on their net income. Subsidies will be available for children aged from 6 months up to 15 years. The highest levels of...

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North Kildare Parents of Multiples - Parent and Toddler Group
31 August, 2016

North Kildare Parents of Multiples - Parent and Toddler Group

  Thursday 29th September 10am – 12pm A support group aimed at parents and carers of babies or toddler age twins or multiples who are living in the North Kildare area. The group meet In Leixlip Library every month on the last Thursday. Come along and meet other families like yours and make new friends. Seeking new members!

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