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Guidance during the Covid 19 Pandemic

The well-being, health and safety of children, their families and those working in the early learning and care (ELC) and school age childcare (SAC) sector during the Covid 19 pandemic, is a priority of the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY). The First Five website provides guidance for parents and service providers […]

Barnardos Online Resources for Childminders

Barnardos have launched a number of free, online publications for childminders which are currently available through their website. Publications include: Stories & Storytelling Providing for Play Understanding Children’s Behaviour Supporting Language Development Partnership with Parents Settling in and Developing Relationships These childminding specific resources can be accessed here.

Childminding Reopening Grant 2020

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) announced the Childminding Reopening Grant in June 2020, in response to the Covid 19 pandemic. The purpose of the Childminding Re-opening Grant was to support childminders who had to close as a direct result of the government restrictions imposed due to COVID-19. An individual once-off Childminding grant […]

Draft Childminding Action Plan

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs launched the Draft Childminding Action Plan on 29th August 2019, for public consultation. The overall objective of the Draft Action Plan is to improve access to high quality and affordable early learning and care and school-age childcare through childminding. It aims to fulfil commitments in First 5 – […]

Johnstown Community Childcare

Manager: Elaine Morrissey
Contact: 0851688009 / 0568838562 

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.urlingfordchildcare.com

Address: Main St., Johnstown, Kilkenny

Service Type: Full time, Part time, Sessional
Age Group(s): Toddler, Preschool, School Age
Funding Programmes: ECCE, CCS/P, TEC

Other: Afterschool collections available from Johnstown National School. Drop In afterschool also available. We can facilitate children aged 2 and above, please call to discuss your requirements.

Marbles Creche & Montessori

Marbles Creche & Montessori are looking for the following: Full time position available for immediate start in the baby room. Minimum level 6 qualifications are required. 40 hour week. Please send cv’s to Sarah at [email protected] Marbles Creche & Montessori are looking for the following: Part time position available for immediate start. ​Cover work, sick […]

Oasis Childcare Centre

Oasis Childcare Centre are recruiting the following: A Part Time Early Years Educator, An Afterschool Leader and a Relief Worker. Role & Responsibilities You will be required to report to the Childcare Services Manager and will provide quality early years’ experiences for children in our early years’ service. ​ The following is a summary of […]

The Learning Tree

The Learning Tree Early Years Pre-School Practitioner required Full time 35 hour position, 43 weeks per annum Minimum level 7 award with 3 year’s experience essential. Apply with covering letter plus c.v before Friday 19th January. Pat Brennan SCCA Fr. McGrath, St. Josephs Rd, Kilkenny. Or email: [email protected]

Tiny Tots Paradise

Manager: Geraldine Russell Contact: 0567715600   Address: Parcnagowen, Outrath Road, Kilkenny Service Type: Full Time & Afterschool Age Group(s): Toddler, Preschool, School Age Funding Programmes: ECCE, NCS, CCS/P Other:  Opening hours 7.30am to 6.30pm. The service accepts children age 1 year plus. Afterschool Drop Off and Collections available from: St. Canices National School, Presentation Primary, CBS Primary, St […]

Urlingford Community Childcare

Manager: Mick Kenny
Contact: 0568838562

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.urlingfordchildcare.com

Address: St Kierans place, Urlingford, Kilkenny

Service Type: Fulltime, Parttime, Sessional
Age Group(s): Toddler, Preschool, School Age
Funding Programmes: ECCE, CCS/P, TEC

Other: Afterschool collections available from Urlingford National School. Drop In afterschool and Summer Camps also available.

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Training

Dates have been announced for the next round of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Training. Services who have one or more members of staff who have completed the DEI training are eligible to receive an AIM Inclusive Play Pack.  For more details see our Training and Events Calendar.

Designing Accessible Childcare Centres – New Universal Design Guidelines

Monday 22nd January, 2018  A further step is to be taken to make childcare centres accessible to all children with the development of New Universal Design Guidance, according to the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone. The Guidance will be used for refurbishment, renovation and the building of centres. Officials from the […]

Review of the Access and Inclusion Model (AIM)

Is Free Pre-School Education Accessible to All? Views of parents and pre-school practitioners to be sought Statement by Minister Katherine Zappone Thursday 18th January, 2018 Parents and pre-schools using Government supports to make free childcare accessible to children with disabilities are being invited to give their views on the supports available. The Minister for Children […]

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 for pre-school supports for children with a disability   Friday 12th January, 2018 Minister announces funding of €3.2 million for the latest addition to the suite of pre-school supports for children with a disability provided under the Access and Inclusion Model (AIM). AIM Inclusive Play is a […]

Specialised Training Offered under AIM

Sign language and specialised training offered to childcare centres “We must make childcare accessible to all” Statement by Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone Tuesday 9th January, 2018 Sign language, sensory integration and other specialised training are being offered free to childcare centres under a plan to make services accessible to all […]

2018 Childcare Capital Programme to top €6.8m ‘Play areas, extra spaces and maintenance to be supported’ Applications to open in February

Thursday 21st December, 2017 Outdoor play areas, extra spaces and essential maintenance are to be supported by €6.8m in capital funding for childcare services in 2018, according to Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone. The Minister is also confirming that applications will open in February to ensure children of all ages will […]

Consultation on Tusla Quality Regulatory Framework

Tusla have issued an Invitation to participate and give feedback via on line survey on Tusla Early Years Inspectorate Draft Quality and Regulatory Framework (QRF) to all stakeholders in the area of early childhood care and education. ​The consultation process is anonymous and will remain open until Monday 15th January 2018. The document in question […]

Update to Children First & Child Protection Requirements

Have you heard about the new Children First Act which came into effect on 11th December 2017? The act will mean that childcare providers and persons working in childcare settings are mandated persons under the act, and services will now need to publish a child safeguarding statement. A recommended E-Learning Programme is available on the […]

DCYA Capital Funding Programme 2018

Monday 4th December, 2017 The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs is delighted to announce that there will be an Early Years and a School Age Childcare Capital Programme in 2018.  The purpose of this announcement is to alert childcare services about the upcoming programme and give time to prepare to apply for the grants. […]

Childcare Support Bill published for new Affordable Childcare Scheme

Thursday 14th December, 2017 The Childcare Support Bill 2017 has been published and will proceed through the Houses of the Oireachtas in the coming weeks. The bill is an essential element in development of the Affordable Childcare Scheme, which will provide a new approach to supporting affordable access to quality childcare in Ireland. Once launched, […]

Tusla Early Years Newsletter

The Tusla Inspectorate have published their first Early Years Newsletter. This issue deals with the topics of Infection Control, Q & A, The Quality Regulatory Framework and an Introduction to the Newsletter. It is available to download from the link below. early_years_newsletter.pdf