Minister Zappone addresses Funding Model Expert Group at Inaugural Meeting

Minister Zappone addresses Funding Model Expert Group at…

Minister Zappone launches Open Policy Debate on Draft Childminding Action Plan

Minister Zappone launches Open Policy Debate on Draft Childminding…

Minister Zappone announces a €94 million budget package

Minister Zappone announces a €94 million budget…

Minister Zappone launches communications campaign on the National Childcare Scheme

Minister Zappone launches communications campaign on the National…

Parents Notice – School Age Childcare

Parents Notice – School Age Childcare Childcare services…

Minister Zappone announces Expert Group to develop a new Funding Model for Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare

Minister Zappone announces Expert Group to develop a new Funding…

Minister Zappone launches Draft Childminding Action Plan

Minister Zappone launches Draft Childminding Action Plan 29th…

Learner Fund Bursary Autumn 2019

The Department of Children & Youth Affairs (DCYA) will re-open…

National Childcare Scheme Phase 2 Training Sessions

The National Childcare Scheme ‘Phase 2 Training Sessions: Using…

Minister Zappone response to RTÉ investigation into crèche failings

25 July 2019 Speaking in the wake of yesterday evening’s…

National Childcare Scheme Newsletter July 2019

Have you seen the new newsletter for the National Childcare Scheme?…

National Parents Council Summer Fun

Please see the below message from the National Parents Council: 'Summer…

Childminding Development Grant 2019

Kilkenny County Childcare Committee are delighted to announce…

Healthy Childhood Programme Summer 2019 Newsletter

The HSE have launched a new website for parents and expectant…

Effective Pedagogical Leadership Programme

Congratulations to all our participants on the Effective Pedagogical…

National Childcare Scheme - Statement

National Childcare Scheme - Statement Monday July 1st 2019 Minister…

National Childcare Scheme Parent Call Centre now open!

☎️ The National Childcare Scheme Parent Call Centre is now…

Fire Safety Awareness Seminar

Kilkenny County Childcare Committee is delighted to announce…

Cruinniú na nÓg 14th & 15th June 2019

A Day of Youthful Creativity Ireland is the first, and only,…

LINC Programme Re-opening for Applications until 6 June

***PIP Announcement re: Leadership for INClusion in the Early…

DCYA Announcement - €19m Childcare Programme Support Payments open for applications

€19m Childcare Programme Support Payments open for applications Funding…

DCYA Announcement - Over 800,000 children avail of first decade of free pre-school

Over 800,000 children avail of first decade of free pre-school…

AIM application process for September 2019 pre-school year

AIM application process for September 2019 pre-school year   AIM…

National Childcare Scheme Capital Funding Guidelines Now Available

National Childcare Scheme, Early Learning & Care: Capital…

GDPR Training for Early Years Providers - Reminder

A reminder to service providers regarding the online GDPR training…

School Age Childcare Registration

School Age Childcare Registration   On the 18th February…

National Childcare Scheme,Early Learning & Care Capital Funding Announcement

'Monday 15th April 2019 Minister announces capital funding…

Parents Notice - School Age Childcare

Parents Notice – School Age Childcare   Childcare…

Spring into Storytime at Kilkenny Libraries!

Spring into Story time is a national initiative  stemming…

Zappone confirms Childcare Programme Support Payments worth over €19m

Zappone confirms Childcare Programme Support Payments worth over…

National Childcare Scheme - DCYA Announcement

 Minister launches the National Childcare Scheme for Ireland …

Level 9 MA in Leadership in Early Years Education and Care 2019/20 Applications

     Dear Early Years Practitioners,   Kilkenny…

Transition from Pre-school to Primary School - FREE training sessions for Parents

The transition from pre-school to primary school can be one…

Minister Zappone Welcomes Commencement of School Age Childcare Regulations 

Monday 18th February 2019 Regulations requiring the registration…

Kilkenny Montessori Education Network Event - 12th February

St. Nicholas Montessori Teachers Association are holding a 'Past…

Early Learning and Care and School Age Capital funding 2019 Announcement

Guidelines issued for Early Learning and Care and School Age…

New Registration System Brings School Age Childcare into Affordable Childcare Scheme

New Registration System Brings School Age Childcare into Affordable…

Early Years Sector Profile Report 2017/2018 Launched

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone…

National Parents Council - Early Years Parents Survey

As you may be aware the National Parents Council have recently…

New DCYA Early Years e-bulletin

'The Early Years Division of DCYA intends to publish a monthly…

NCN School Age Childcare Practice & Policy Seminar

The National Childcare Network is hosting a School Age Childcare…

St Nicholas Montessori Breakfast & Browse Event

Date: 17th November 2018.           Time: 9.30am…

Tusla Announcement - Early Years Inspectorate Briefings 2018

Early Years Inspectorate Briefings 2018 'Throughout November…

St. Nicholas Montessori Teachers Association Workshop – 20th November

St. Nicholas Montessori Teachers Association are holding a workshop…

Healthy Ireland Smart Start Preschool Programme - Kilkenny

Please see the below invitation to join the upcoming Healthy…

St. Nicholas Montessori Teachers Association Workshop - 20th October

St. Nicholas Montessori Teachers Association are holding a workshop…

*FULLY BOOKED* 'Here I Am' Seminar - The Child's Participation in an Emergent Curriculum

*** SEMINAR FULLY BOOKED *** We are happy to announce that…

Childcare & Families in Budget 2019

  Budget 2019 - Minister Zappone announces a €127m package     €89m…

Bookville Kilkenny: A Festival for Families and Children

Have you booked to attend an event as part of Bookville Festival…

Children's Rights Alliance Symposium: Child Refugees and Early Childhood Education and Care

Children's Rights Alliance are holding a Symposium on Child Refugees…

A Storytelling Event with Niall De Burca.

Kilkenny County Childcare Committee were delighted to welcome…

Tusla Child & Family Support Week Event

Tusla has a Public Awareness event coming up this Thursday (20th…

Bookings Open for Out To Play Conference 2018

The Out to Play 2018 Conference will take place on Saturday…

Irish Steiner Kindergarten Association Conference 7th October

The Irish Steiner Kindergarten Association conference will take…

Tusla Launches Early Years Quality and Regulatory Framework

Early Years Quality and Regulatory Framework The Early Years…

Minister Zappone announces supports for quality improvements in the childcare sector, including €1.2m First Aid training fund

€1.2m funding to provide first aid training for every registered…

Learner Fund Bursary – Summer/Autumn 2018

Learner Fund Bursary Autumn 2018 Application Form Final The…

*Fully Booked* Family Storytelling Event - Heritage Week 2018

*** Heritage Week Event Fully Booked ***   Thanks…

ECCE Higher Capitation Announcement

*PIP Announcement*   'Higher Capitation Announcement Pobal…

Aim Level 3 Training Autumn 2018

***PIP Update*** 'Update regarding CPD training for 18/19: We…

More children receiving government funded childcare than ever before

Numbers availing of early years care and education schemes…

Childminder Development Grant – Quality Pack 2018

Kilkenny County Childcare Committee are inviting non registered…

Tusla Website - Service Inspection Reports Now Online

The Tusla Inspection Reports are now available online from the…

Contract awarded to deliver IT system for the Affordable Childcare Scheme

Another major milestone achieved in the creation of a new scheme…

Mid Term Review of Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures

The mid-term review of Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures serves…

Staying safe in the sun

With the incredible summer we have been getting so far, it is…

Children's Fairytale Festival

The Fairytale Festival will take place on Sunday 22 July 2018…

Trail Kilkenny Outdoor Festival 2nd to 15th July

The Trail Kilkenny Outdoor Festival Starts today and runs until…

DCYA Announcement - Investment in play to transform young lives

Investment in play to transform young lives €250,000 funding…

Childcare Support Bill is passed by the Oireachtas

DCYA Announcement Childcare Support Bill is passed by the Oireachtas Minister…

Save the Date - Out to Play 29th September 2018

We have a date for your diaries! The Out to Play Conference…

Cruinniú na nÓg Programme for Kilkenny

Cruinniú na nÓg is a new national day of creativity for young…

Minister Zappone's Speech from the Open Policy Debate on the Early Years Strategy

Speech by Minister Zappone at Open Policy Debate on the Early…

DCYA Announcement Programme Support Payment 2018

  Programme Support Payment 2018 Announcement   •   …

National Parents Council Workshop - Transition to Primary School

The National Parents Council are hosting a free information session…

Bike Week 2018 - KRSP

From Kilkenny Recreation and Sports Partnership: 'Bike Week…

Early Years and School Age Capital 2018 Announcement

Minister announces total of €6.87m in Capital funding to be…

Parent & Toddler Group Grants 2018

  Parent & Toddler Group Initiative Grants 2018 Guidelines…

Launch of AIM Application Process for September 2018

Launch of the AIM application process for September 2018 pre-school…

AIM Inclusive Play

The AIM Inclusive Play Pack is currently being distributed to…

Pobal Early Years Service Profile 2017/18

​*** PIP Announcement *** The Early Years Service Profile…

Survey Reminder - Independent Review of Costs of Providing Quality Childcare

Childcare providers urged to take part in Costs Review Vital…

AIM Inclusive Play Packs are on the way!

AIM Inclusive Play packs will be delivered from today, Monday…

Applications for M.A. in Leadership in Early Years Education and Care Level 9

Kilkenny CCC are very happy to announce that year one of the…

Launch of Report of the Working Group on Reforms and Supports for the Childminding Sector

“Pathway to a Quality Support and Assurance System for Childminding…

'Inclusive Play' helps make pre-school accessible to all

Statement by Minister Katherine Zappone Friday 23rd March, 2018 More…

Free Inclusion Training for Childcare - LINC Applications Re-open

Free Inclusion Training for Childcare  Minister Zappone announces…

Announcement on ECCE 'Overage Exemptions' Consultation Process

Ministers Zappone and Bruton announce details of the consultation…

KRSP Physical Literacy Workshops for Preschool Settings and Infant Classes

Physical Literacy Workshop for Pre-School Settings and Infant…

PIP Announcement - Capital Grants Applications Extended

Capital application window extended due to adverse effects of…

ECCE Programme Overage Exemptions DCYA Announcement

Further flexibility announced to overage exemptions to free pre-school…

DCYA Update to the Early Years and School Age Childcare Sector

Update to Early Years and School Age Childcare Sector - Sunday…

DCYA Statement on Storm Emma and the Early Years sector

Wednesday 28th February 2018 The Department of Children and…

Notice from DCYA regarding severe weather conditions

PIP Announcement 26/2/18 The DCYA has attended the National…

Learner Fund Bursary 2018

The Department of Children & Youth Affairs (DCYA) has re-opened…

Places available for March Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Training

Dates have been announced for the next round of Diversity, Equality…

Children's Rights Alliance publish Report Card 2018

The Children's Rights Alliance today launched their tenth annual…

Capital Funding Applications are Now Open

Childcare centres are being invited to apply for €6.8m in funding…

Minister Zappone Launches Kilkenny County Childcare Committee Website

Minister Zappone Launches New Website of Kilkenny County Childcare…

Minister Zappone Launches Kilkenny County Childcare Committee Website

Minister Zappone Launches New Website of Kilkenny County Childcare…

Guidelines for Early Years and School Age Capital Funding

Dr. Katherine Zappone T.D., Minister for Children and Youth Affairs,…

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Training

Dates have been announced for the next round of Diversity, Equality…

Designing Accessible Childcare Centres - New Universal Design Guidelines

Monday 22nd January, 2018  A further step is to be taken…

Review of the Access and Inclusion Model (AIM)

Is Free Pre-School Education Accessible to All? Views of parents…

Minister Zappone announces additional funding of €3.2 million for pre-school supports for children with a disability

Minister Zappone announces additional funding of €3.2 million…

Specialised Training Offered under AIM

Sign language and specialised training offered to childcare centres “We…

Consultation on Tusla Quality Regulatory Framework

Tusla have issued an Invitation to participate and give feedback…

Update to Children First & Child Protection Requirements

Have you heard about the new Children First Act which came into…

DCYA Capital Funding Programme 2018

Monday 4th December, 2017 The Minister for Children and Youth…

Childcare Support Bill published for new Affordable Childcare Scheme

Thursday 14th December, 2017 The Childcare Support Bill 2017…

Tusla Early Years Newsletter

The Tusla Inspectorate have published their first Early Years…