Entries by Aisling Heffernan

Apple Tree Farm is recruiting for a Cook

Part time position available for cook. Applicant will have: Full drivers license (for school collections) A good understanding of safe food practice and kitchen hygiene.    HACCAP training will be provided […]

Muckalee Community Childcare are recruiting

Muckalee Community Project CLG, also known as Muckalee Community Childcare are now taking applicants for various roles which are coming up within our service due to increased numbers. We are […]

New report shows positive impact of Early Years Access and Inclusion Model

AIM is a multi-agency initiative led by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) that offers a suite of supports – both universal and targeted – to ensure children with a disability can access and meaningfully participate in the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) programme in mainstream settings.

December 2023 Early Years sectoral e-Bulletin

Dear Provider, Welcome to the December edition of the Early Years sectoral e-Bulletin below. We hope you enjoy this month’s updates from across the Early Years sector and find the […]

Dunnamaggin Afterschool

Manager: Ciara Lawton
Contact: 0879665020
Address: Raheen, Dunnamaggin, Kells, Co. Kilkenny
Service Type: Afterschool.
Age Group: School Age.
Funding Programmes: NCS

Newmarket Kidz Club

Manager: Margo Brennan
Contact: 0567768919
Address: Newmarket, Hugginstown, Co. Kilkenny
Service Type: Afterschool
Age Group: School Age
Funding Programme: NCS

Little Stars Preschool

Manager: Demelza Cronin
Contact: 0851800796
Address: Iverk Showgrounds, Piltown, Co. Kilkenny.
Service Type: Sessional
Funding Programmes: ECCE

Learner Fund Graduate and Childminder Bursary 2023

The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) have re-opened the Learner Fund Bursary to Early Learning and Care practitioners who are new graduates of a recognised Early […]

Annual CMDG 2023

What is the CMDG? The CMDG supports potential and existing childminders to enhance the quality of their childminding service through an annual grant of up to €1000 Who can apply? […]

Early Years Recognised Qualifications

This DCEDIY approved list contains all qualifications which have been approved by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth. It also sets out the appropriate level of DCEDIY approval, for […]

Building Blocks – Improvement Grant

The Department of Children, Equality, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) announced the Building Blocks – Improvement Grant in September 2022. The application for this Grant will open on 28 October 2022 and will be […]

The Business side of Childminding: 3 part series

Kilkenny County Childcare Committee in collaboration with Carlow, Laois, Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford CCC’s will be hosting a series of 3 free online business information sessions for new or existing […]

Little Sunshine’s Day Nursery

Little Sunshine’s Day Nursery are looking to recruit a full time early years educator with a minimum of Fetac Level 5 to join our team here in Little Sunshine’s.   […]

Learner Fund Bursary – 2022

Learner Fund Graduate Bursary – 2022 The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) will re-open the Learner Fund Bursary to Early Learning and Care practitioners who are […]

Childminding Development Grant 2022

Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, today announced the opening of the 2022 Childminder Development Grant. With a total budget of €250,000, the Childminder Development Grant […]

National Action Plan for Childminding 2021-2028

  The National Action Plan for Childminding is a pathway to be developed over the next 8 years that sets out steps towards regulation, support and subsidies, for all paid, […]

Childminder Event

  Kilkenny CCC will host a free Regional Childminding Event on Tuesday May 17th at 7.30pm. The event will give a presentation on ‘A Guide to Becoming a Childminder’ All […]

Annual Early Years Sector Profile

The Annual Early Years Sector Profile is due for submission on May 4th at 5pm. For information and support call Kilkenny CCC on 056 7752865 Information and Guidelines can be […]

Childminder Little Library Initiative.

Calling All Childminders in Kilkenny In conjunction with the National Action Plan for Childminding Kilkenny County Childcare Committee invites you to collect your free little library book bag from your […]

A Parents Guide to Childcare in Ireland.

This useful guide explains Childcare in Ireland for parents, developed by the Department of Children, Equality, Diversity, Integration & Youth.  It has been translated into Ukrainian and Russian. The guide […]

Online Childminder Event April 5th 2022

Building connections between the child and the childminder Starting with a new Childminder is a major life change for young children, their families and for you as a Childminder. Settling […]

Ireland’s response to the situation in Ukraine

The European Union (EU) has put in place a Temporary Protection Directive to allow Ukrainian citizens and others fleeing Ukraine to move through the EU as EU citizens. If you are a […]

State of the Nation’s Children

The State of the Nation’s Children (SONC) report provides a comprehensive picture of our children’s lives. It presents key information on children’s health, behavioural and educational outcomes, and their relationships […]

“Seeing Voices – Voice of the Child” Report 2021

Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, welcomed the launch of  “Seeing Voices – Voice of the Child” report. Funded by Louth CYPSC and compiled by Mosaic […]

Christmas Closing Times 2021

Happy Christmas from the Board and team of Kilkenny County Childcare Committee We will close at 3pm on 23rd December and reopen on 4th Jan 2022.  

DCEDIY Covid-19 Digital Resource Pack for Childminders

Recognising the importance of continuing to keep early learning and childcare settings safe during this period of high incidence of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections in the community, the Department […]

DCEDIY Covid-19 Digital Resource Pack

Recognising the importance of continuing to keep early learning and childcare settings safe during this period of high incidence of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections in the community, the Department […]

Grant Programme for Improved Ventilation 2021

The Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth Roderic O’Gorman TD, is pleased to announce a programme of further supports in the form of the December 2021 Covid Response […]

Childminding

Are you a childminder or thinking of becoming a childminder in your own home? Contact Kilkenny County Childcare Committee to see how we can support you.

Partnership for Public Good

Minister Roderic O’Gorman has today (07 December) announced major reforms to the funding model for early learning and childcare services. The changes will see services increasingly publicly funded and publicly […]

Oral Words Language Library

Kilkenny County Council Library Service are delighted their Oral Language Programme, OWL, is up and running. OWL is an oral language programme covering a range of topics to support parents […]

First 5 Little Library

The second stage of the Little Library initiative was launched on Friday the 19th by Minister O’Gorman. The  second book bag is available for pick up from the local library […]

The Childminding Difference Webinar

The Childminding Difference Webinar Prof. Nóirín Hayes, Researching Early Childhood Education Collaborative (RECEC), School of Education, TCD is delighted to welcome Prof. Tonyan and Dr O’Regan to this important webinar. […]

Learner Fund Bursary – 2021

Learner Fund Graduate Bursary – 2021 The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) will re-open the Learner Fund Bursary to Early Learning and Care practitioners who are […]

Representation and consultation with childminders

As you may be aware, The National Action Plan for Childminding (NAPC) was launched in April 2021. Representation of childminders and consultation with childminders will be essential to the implementation […]

Childminding Development Grant 2021

Kilkenny County Childcare Committee are delighted to announce that the Childminding Development Grant 2021 is now open. The purpose of the Childminders Development Grant is to offer an incentive, in […]

Bluebells Early Years

Manager: Lorraine Knowles
Contact: 0567720787
Address: Old Sion Road, Dublin Road, Kilkenny.
Service Type: Full Day, Part-Time, Sessional
Funding Programmes: NCS, ECCE

Minister O’Gorman announces €121 million budget package

Minister O’Gorman announces €121 million budget package From Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth Published at 14 October 2020 Last updated 14 October 2020 €878m (an increase of €61m) for Tusla […]

Learner Fund Bursary – 2020

Learner Fund Graduate Bursary – 2020 The Department of Children & Youth Affairs (DCYA) will re-open the Learner Fund Bursary to Early Learning and Care practitioners who are new graduates […]

Childminding Development Grant 2020

Kilkenny County Childcare Committee are delighted to announce that the Childminding Development Grant 2020 is now open. The purpose of the Childminders Development Grant is to offer an incentive, in […]

Childminding Re-Opening Grant

Childminding Re-Opening Grant Childminders have been advised that they can re-open from 29th June Were you childminding in your own home prior to 12th March 2020? Have your childminding Insurance? […]

New Application for AIM 2020/21

Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) The Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) provides a range of supports to enable children with a disability to meaningfully participate in the ECCE preschool programme […]

FAR Reimbursement Extension

We have received the following update from Tusla regarding FAR training:   The First Aid Responder (FAR) Education and Training Standard established by the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) is […]

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information and Updates

  COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information and Updates     The Kilkenny County Childcare Committee remains fully operational, however the team are working remotely in line with COVID – 19 precautions.  Monday […]

COVID-19 (Coronavirus): Information for childcare providers

COVID-19 (Coronavirus): Information for childcare providers Published: 14 March 2020 From: Department of Children and Youth Affairs Information for childcare providers The Department Of Children and Youth Affairs provides subvention […]

Kilkenny CCC First 5 Consultation

Kilkenny Childcare Committee invites you to a meeting with other colleagues in the county to talk about our future workforce and our future funding. The consultation will take place on Thursday 19th March 2020 […]

Childminders Network Meeting

Are you a Childminder in County Kilkenny? Would you like to get involved in a local network? If so please see below and here:    

Applications now open for ReCreate DCYA Bursaries

Applications now open for ReCreate DCYA Bursaries ReCreate bursaries will be offered to school aged childcare settings. Each bursary will provide the setting with a yearlong membership allowing them access to […]

Diploma in Management Effectiveness and Practice Level 7

Diploma in Management Effectiveness and Practice Level 7   Course title:               Diploma in Management Effectiveness and Practice (Level 7 Special Purpose Award, 60 credits from Institute of Technology Carlow) […]

Communications in the Childcare Sector

Communications in the Childcare Sector Published: 14 January 2020 From: Department of Children and Youth Affairs Minister Announces a Number of Measures to Support Childcare Providers. Pictured today following their meeting: […]

Minister Zappone announces a €94 million budget package

Minister Zappone announces a €94 million budget package Published: 9 October 2019 From: Department of Children and Youth Affairs €54.5m for childcare … introduction of the new National Childcare Scheme which […]

Parents Notice – School Age Childcare

Parents Notice – School Age Childcare Childcare services for school-age children must now register with Tusla, the Child and Family Agency. School-age childcare services have not previously been subject to […]

Minister Zappone launches Draft Childminding Action Plan

Minister Zappone launches Draft Childminding Action Plan 29th August 2019 Draft Action Plan sets out proposals for improving access to high quality and affordable early learning and care and school-age childcare […]

Learner Fund Bursary Autumn 2019

The Department of Children & Youth Affairs (DCYA) will re-open the Learner Fund Bursary to Early Learning and Care practitioners who are new graduates of a recognised Early Childhood Education […]

National Childcare Scheme Phase 2 Training Sessions

The National Childcare Scheme ‘Phase 2 Training Sessions: Using the system’ are now available for booking. These sessions will provide practical training on the use of the National Childcare Scheme’s IT […]

National Childcare Scheme Newsletter July 2019

Have you seen the new newsletter for the National Childcare Scheme? Find out all the latest information through the link below: ‘Over 2,500 providers have now signed up for the […]

National Parents Council Summer Fun

Please see the below message from the National Parents Council: ‘Summer Holidays have arrived and for children it is one of the best times of the year. National Parents Council […]

Childminding Development Grant 2019

Kilkenny County Childcare Committee are delighted to announce that the Childminding Development Grant 2019 is now open. The Childminders Development Grant is designed to assist Childminders, already providing a childminding service […]

Healthy Childhood Programme Summer 2019 Newsletter

The HSE have launched a new website for parents and expectant parents www.mychild.ie. You can find out more about this and other initiatives in the Healthy Childhood Programme Summer 2019 Newsletter […]

Effective Pedagogical Leadership Programme

Congratulations to all our participants on the Effective Pedagogical Leadership Programme who received their certificates yesterday in Trinity College. This was a collaboration between Trinity College and Kilkenny and Carlow […]

National Childcare Scheme – Statement

National Childcare Scheme – Statement Monday July 1st 2019 Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone, T.D., will update Government this week on the development of the new National […]

Fire Safety Awareness Seminar

Kilkenny County Childcare Committee is delighted to announce that it will host a Fire Safety Awareness Seminar for Early Learning and Care & School Age Childcare Providers and Practitioners in […]

Cruinniú na nÓg 14th & 15th June 2019

A Day of Youthful Creativity Ireland is the first, and only, country in the world to have a national day of free creativity for children and young people under 18. […]

GDPR Training for Early Years Providers – Reminder

A reminder to service providers regarding the online GDPR training available as announced on PIP in November 2018. ‘Online ‘GDPR for Management’ training As you are all aware, the General […]

School Age Childcare Registration

School Age Childcare Registration   On the 18th February 2019, the Child Care Act 1991 (Early Years Services) (Registration of School Age Services) Regulations 2018 came into effect. Services who […]

Parents Notice – School Age Childcare

Parents Notice – School Age Childcare   Childcare services for school-age children must now register with Tusla, the Child and Family Agency. School-age childcare services have not, to date, been […]

Spring into Storytime at Kilkenny Libraries!

Spring into Story time is a national initiative  stemming from our Right to Read literacy Programme which is being rolled out through libraries all over Ireland. The initiative encourage more […]

National Childcare Scheme – DCYA Announcement

 Minister launches the National Childcare Scheme for Ireland  Communications Campaign commences- with new website, information resources for parents and providers, over 12,500 training places for childcare providers and major media […]