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This National Training Programme provides practitioners with an opportunity to explore the concepts of Diversity and Equality within the preschool context and will support participants in the development of an inclusive early years environment for all children. The DEI programme will run over 4 sessions and is scheduled for the following dates: Session 1: Saturday 2nd November 9:30am – 4:00pm Session 2: Tuesday 12th November 6:30pm – 9:30pm Session 3: Tuesday 19th November 6:30pm – 9:30pm Session 4: Tuesday…Find out more »
This introductory session aims to increase understanding of and familiarity with Siolta, Aistear, and the Aistear Siolta Practice Guide. It is aimed at those who are new to the Siolta and Aistear frameworks and will support practitioners to consider how to apply these frameworks in practice. Date: Tuesday 18th February Time: 6.30pm – 9.30pm Venue: Kilkenny Education Centre Book your place through Eventbrite here.Find out more »
This training aims to build on previous learning from the TUSLA eLearning programme and will provide further understanding of child safeguarding practice for those who work directly with children and families in early years and school age services. Time: 9.30 – 4.30 Venue: Kilkenny Education Centre Participants should note that a packed lunch will be required, although Tea & Coffee will be available. *IMPORTANT NOTE – It is a pre-requisite of the Child Protection Foundation Training to have completed…Find out more »
Kilkenny County Childcare Committee will facilitate a POBAL Compliance Briefing Session for service providers and/or relevant admin staff, which will provide an overview of the compliance process and relevant compliance requirements, supporting services to be prepared for a POBAL compliance visit. When: Wednesday 26th February 2020 Time: 7 to 9pm Where: The Hoban Hotel, Ring Rd, Springhill, Kilkenny For further information or to book a place please contact Aisling on 056-7752865Find out more »
Further to the announcement made this morning by the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD of efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19, the consultation events on the new Funding Model and Workforce Development Plan will not go ahead as planned between the 19th March and 2 April. This is in an effort to minimise social contact during this period.
The national conversation on the future of the workforce and the future of funding within the sector remains as important as ever. We are considering how this conversation can proceed and will issue updates once available.Find out more »