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 to Friday 9am – 1pm, 2pm – 5pm.
Please contact us on:
FAQs for Providers of Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare Services to cover the period 08 March to 28 March 2021
Minister O’Gorman announces gradual lifting of restrictions on delivery of early learning and childcare services from 08 March
Minister announces new funding arrangements to support delivery of early learning and childcare during extended Level 5 restrictions
FAQs (Updated) for Providers of Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare Services (01 February)
Resumption of the pre-school programme postponed and childcare services to remain open for the children of essential workers and vulnerable children only, until 1 February
Minister Zappone and Minister McHugh announce information and resources for children preparing for pre-school and junior infants
FAQs Version 1. Reopening Funding Package for Childcare Services. 12/06/2020
Government announces substantial supports for the Re-opening of Childcare | Minister Zappone announces funding package of €75M for Reopening Early Learning and Childcare Services
Planning for reopening Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare Services | Report for Government (29 May 2020)
Minister Zappone chairs fifth meeting of Advisory Group on planned reopening of childcare services
Minister Zappone announces decisions and guidance to support the reopening of childcare services
Minister Zappone chairs fourth meeting of Advisory Group on planned reopening of childcare centres
Minister Zappone chairs meeting of the ‘Advisory Group on Reopening Early Learning and Care and School-Age Childcare services’
Statement on cancellation of Temporary Childcare Scheme for Essential Health Workers
Minister Zappone announces plan to provide childcare for essential health workers
Information and FAQs on COVID-19 Measures for providers and staff of Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare Services – Version 5: 7 May 2020
Tusla Announcement: Completion of 2019 re-registration
COVID-19: Emergency Childcare service for Essential Healthcare Workers from 18 May
Information and FAQs on COVID-19 Measures for providers and staff of Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare Services – Version 4: 27 April 2020
Temporary Wage Subsidy Childcare Scheme: A How-To Guide
Minister Zappone launches suite of resources for children and parents
Information and FAQs on COVID-19 Measures for providers and staff of Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare Services – Version 3: 21 April 2020
Information on COVID-19 Measures for providers and staff of Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare Services (Updated 15 April 2020)
Joint statement from the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs and Minister for DPER/Finance on measures for Childcare Sector during Covid-19
Information on COVID-19 Measures for providers and staff of Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare Services (Updated 31 March 2020)
Minister Katherine Zappone announces measures to support Childcare Providers and Parents during COVID-19 closures
COVID-19 (Coronavirus): Information for childcare providers
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information for Employers and Employees
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection – have a range of measures to provide income support to people affected by COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
Kilkenny Local Enterprise Office – have a list of supports to help your business respond to COVID-19.
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information for Charities
The Charities Regulator – have set out a Frequently Asked Questions page on they’re website, which will be kept under review and revised and extended as necessary.
Online resources for Early Learning and Care and School Age Services
First 5 Continuing Professional Development resources for practitioners – Online CPD resources, developed and made available through the cooperation of a number of agencies to support service planning and practitioners’ professional development. Further free, online CPD resources will be added to the web-page over the coming days and weeks.
Online resources for parents and children
First 5 Pre-school at Home – Pre-school at Home Hub provides a range of activities to support and encourage children’s interests and aims to keep them playing and learning at home.
Let’s Play Ireland – Is a government-led initiative aimed at promoting play for all children living in Ireland during the COVID-19 emergency.
Parents Centre – During the COVID-19 measures, parents are managing a range of new challenges in a number of areas of life. The Parents Centre is a central information point where parents can get high-quality, trusted information and support.
National Parents Council – NPC provides services for parents, to assist them in supporting their children in all aspects of their educational lives. The main services that NPC offers are: Helpline/Information service, Training for parents of children in early years and primary school and a website resource for parents.
Kilkenny County Council Library Service – Podcasts and videos of storytimes for children and families, to encourage everyone to continue reading and sharing stories.
Information on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
You can find information on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the following links:
Kilkenny County Council Community Newsletter
Kilkenny County Council – have issued there latest Community Newsletter. This interactive newsletter will keep you informed of local developments and updates on COVID-19 (Coronavirus). A sample of some of the information included in this newsletter includes; COVID – 19 & Kilkenny County Council updates, Local Enterprise Office (COVID-19 Business Supports), details on housing loans, rents and mortgages, deferred rates payments, key community contacts and much more.