Kilkenny County Childcare Committee is recruiting for an Information Officer/Administrative Assistant (Maternity Cover)

Kilkenny County Childcare Committee has a vacancy for the following: Information Officer/Administrative Assistant (Maternity Cover)

Talbots Gate Childcare is recruiting for Early Years Educators

We are a dedicated team and strive to support each other daily to ensure a good working environment for staff.

Danesfort Childcare is recruiting!

The main purpose of the job is to deliver and maintain a safe and clean environment.

Equal Start for children experiencing disadvantage

Press release Equal Start for children experiencing…

Ballyragget Community Playgroup & Montessori are recruiting

Ballyragget Community Playgroup & Montessori CLG are currently recruiting for early years practitioner, role commencing in September 2024.

Minister O’Gorman launches the Childminding Development Grants for 2024

The Childminding Development Grant provides up to €1,000 to assist childminders who are providing a childminding service in their own homes.

Chez Nous Montessori are recruiting for a Classroom Assistant

Chez Nous Montessori are recruiting for a Classroom Assistant Duties:…

Temporary arrangements for students to work in settings during the summer period

The communication below has been issued by DCEDIY regarding Temporary…

Droichead Family Resource Centre are recruiting for Team Leader and Practitioners

Droichead Family Resource Centre are recruiting for Team Leader and Practitioners

Thomastown Creche & Montessori School is recruiting

Thomastown Creche & Montessori School is HIRING!! Located…

Little Acorns is recruiting for a part-time Pre-school Teacher (AIM)

Little Acorns is recruiting for a part-time pre-school teacher (AIM)

Twinkles Creche are recruiting for an Assistant Manager

Twinkles Creche are recruiting for an Assistant Manager

Croía Preschool & Afterschool is recruiting!

Croía Preschool and After-school is looking to recruit a full…

Barnardos Child Links: Issue 1 2024: Childminding

Click on the image above to read Issue 1: Childminding

Nearly 4,000 children in County Kilkenny receive childcare subsidies under NCS

PRESS RELEASE Nearly 4,000 children in County Kilkenny receive…

ECCE: Frequently Asked Questions for Parents/Guardians

The DCEDIY have issued Frequently Asked Questions for Parents/Guardians…

Parent Information; Importance of MMR Vaccine & Being Measles Aware

The HSE has issued information on the importance of the MMR Vaccine…

Publication of Regulatory Notice on the Use of Water Beads in Early Years Services

Tusla have published a regulatory notice which sets out requirements…

Early Years Sectoral e-Bulletin – February 2024

February's Early Years e-bulletin.   Read here in…

Minister O’Gorman launches public consultation on new childminding regulations

From Department of Children, Equality, Disability,…

First 5 Little Library e-Bulletin

First 5 Little Library at your local library. Click HERE to…

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…

New Early Learning and Childcare Data website launched by Minister O’Gorman

From Department of Children, Equality, Disability,…

Minister O’Gorman welcomes substantial investment under Budget 2024

- Minister O’Gorman today unveiled an investment package worth…

Free bedtime story books for all children, 4 years of age and under

Roderic O’ Gorman, Minister for Children, Equality,…

TUSLA Short guide for parents newly arrived in Ireland

Tusla have published a guide for parents who have recently arrived…

90% increase in number of children benefitting from National Childcare Scheme

Unprecedented demand for the National Childcare Scheme in…

Learner Fund Graduate and Childminder Bursary 2023

The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration…

Guidance for the Early Learning and Care sector on sleep provision for children under 24 months

We are pleased to advise that we have published a new guidance…

Minister O’Gorman invites applications under the What Works Building Evidence Fund 2023

-Grants of up to €50,000 will be made available to community…

Ministers O’Gorman and Humphreys announce details of My Little Library 2023

Roderic O’ Gorman, Minister for Children, Equality, Disability,…

Minister O’Gorman Launches the 2023 Childminding Development Grant

Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration…

Minister O’Gorman launches the What Works Ireland Evidence Hub

The Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration…

Minister O’Gorman launches the Nutrition Standards for Early Learning and Care Services

Roderic O’Gorman, Minister for Children, Equality, Disability,…

Landmark review of the Child Care Act 1991 receives approval to be drafted

The Child Care (Amendment) Bill 2023 provides for the review…

Minister O’Gorman launches Parent and Toddler Group Grants Initiative 2023

Minister O’Gorman launches Parent and Toddler Group…

Record numbers of families now benefitting from subsidised early learning and childcare

Over 105,000 children now benefitting from supports under the…

Supports Available to Early Learning and Childcare services

Supports available to early learning and childcare services 28/10/22 Minister…

Early Years Recognised Qualifications

This DCEDIY approved list contains all qualifications…

Building Blocks – Improvement Grant

The Department of Children, Equality, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY)…

Minister O’Gorman secures €1bn investment in early learning and childcare

Minister O’Gorman secures €1bn investment in early learning…

Learner Fund Bursary – 2022

Learner Fund Graduate Bursary – 2022 The Department of Children,…

Minister O’Gorman awards contract for independent review of the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Programme

The Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration…

Minister O’Gorman Launches the Annual Early Years Sector Profile Report 2020/2021

From Department of Children, Equality, Disability,…

Childminder Event

  Kilkenny CCC will host a free Regional Childminding…

Annual Early Years Sector Profile

The Annual Early Years Sector Profile is due for submission on…

Kilkenny Presbyterian Church Parent & Toddler Group

The Kilkenny Presbyterian Church Parent & Toddler Group will…

Childminder Little Library Initiative.

Calling All Childminders in Kilkenny In conjunction with the National…

A Parents Guide to Childcare in Ireland.

This useful guide explains Childcare in Ireland for parents,…

Minister for Children announces free books for all children starting school in September

Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration…

Online Childminder Event April 5th 2022

Building connections between the child and the childminder Starting…

Ireland’s response to the situation in Ukraine

The European Union (EU) has put in place a Temporary…

Covid- Out of Hours Helpline – St. Patrick’s Day weekend hours of operation

The Covid-19 Out of Hours Helpline will be in open on Thursday,…

The Economic Rationale for Government Investment in Early Learning and Care: a High-Level Overview

From Department of Children, Equality, Disability,…

Choosing a Childminder A Guide for Parents & Guardians

Choosing a Childminders - Final Version  

State of the Nation’s Children

The State of the Nation’s Children (SONC) report…

“Seeing Voices – Voice of the Child” Report 2021

Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and…

Christmas Closing Times 2021

Happy Christmas from the Board and team of Kilkenny County Childcare…

DCEDIY Covid-19 Digital Resource Pack

Recognising the importance of continuing to keep early…

Grant Programme for Improved Ventilation 2021

The Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration…

Childminding

Are you a childminder or thinking of becoming a childminder in…

Partnership for Public Good

Minister Roderic O’Gorman has today (07 December) announced…

‘Strengthening Early Childhood Education and Care in Ireland’

Minister O'Gorman welcomes the launch of  the publication by…

Oral Words Language Library

Kilkenny County Council Library Service are delighted their Oral…

First 5 Little Library

The second stage of the Little Library initiative was launched…

The Childminding Difference Webinar

The Childminding Difference Webinar Prof. Nóirín Hayes,…

Learner Fund Bursary – 2021

Learner Fund Graduate Bursary – 2021 The Department of Children,…

Minister O’Gorman announces €250,000 for Parent & Toddler Group Grants

Minister O’Gorman announces €250,000 for Parent…

Childminding Development Grant 2021

Kilkenny County Childcare Committee are delighted to announce…

Minister O’Gorman publishes the Annual Early Years Sector Profile Report 2019/2020

Minister O’Gorman publishes the Annual Early Years…

Minister O’Gorman launches National Action Plan for Childminding (2021 – 2028)

Minister O’Gorman launches National Action Plan for…

Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare Capital Programme 2021

Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare Capital Programme…

Minister O’Gorman announces €121 million budget package

Minister O’Gorman announces €121 million budget…

Minister O’Gorman launches National Quality Guidelines for School-Age Childcare Services

Minister O’Gorman launches National Quality Guidelines…

The future of the workforce and the future of funding within the early learning and care and school-age childcare sector

You are invited to participate in an information webinar on two…

Learner Fund Bursary – 2020

Learner Fund Graduate Bursary – 2020 The Department of Children…

Minister O’Gorman meets with Early Years sector representatives

Minister O’Gorman meets with Early Years sector representatives From Department…

Childminding Development Grant 2020

Kilkenny County Childcare Committee are delighted to announce…

Minister O’Gorman announces National Play Day 2020 will take place this Saturday 4 July

Minister O’Gorman announces National Play Day 2020…

Childminding Re-Opening Grant

Childminding Re-Opening Grant Childminders have been advised…

New Application for AIM 2020/21

Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) The Access and Inclusion…

FAR Reimbursement Extension

We have received the following update from Tusla regarding FAR…

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information and Updates

  COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information and Updates     The…

COVID-19 (Coronavirus): Information for childcare providers

COVID-19 (Coronavirus): Information for childcare providers Published:…

Kilkenny CCC First 5 Consultation

Kilkenny Childcare Committee invites you to a meeting with…

Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare Capital 2020 Grant Announcement

Pobal are pleased to announce the opening date for applications…

Childminders Network Meeting

Are you a Childminder in County Kilkenny? Would you like to…

Applications now open for ReCreate DCYA Bursaries

Applications now open for ReCreate DCYA Bursaries ReCreate bursaries…

Diploma in Management Effectiveness and Practice Level 7

Diploma in Management Effectiveness and Practice Level 7   Course…

Statement on the deregistration of two childcare providers (Oblate Fathers Community Crèche and Home from Home)

Statement on the deregistration of two childcare providers…

Communications in the Childcare Sector

Communications in the Childcare Sector Published: 14 January…

Minister Zappone welcomes response to the National Childcare Scheme

Minister Zappone welcomes response to the National Childcare…

Minister Zappone secures €8.1 million for childcare capital grants across 2020

Minister Zappone secures €8.1 million for childcare capital…

Minister Zappone Announces Additional Support Payment for Childcare Providers

Minister Zappone Announces Additional Support Payment for…

Minister Zappone welcomes international recognition for AIM programme

Minister Zappone welcomes international recognition…

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 publishes new data on the cost of early learning and care and school-age childcare to families

Minister Zappone publishes new data on the cost of early…

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…

Minister Katherine Zappone T.D. launches The Universal Design Guidelines for Early Learning and Care settings

10th June 2019 Today the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs…

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 …

Applications open for €6m in Childcare Capital funding. Funding for creation of extra places and fire safety

Monday 25th February 2019 The Minister for Children and Youth…

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…