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Nurturing and Extending Interaction

Nurturing and Extending Interactions is one of the pillars in the Aistear Síolta Practice Guide.
“Aistear’s principle on relationships states, Children have a fundamental need to be with other people. They learn and develop through loving and nurturing relationships with adults and other children, and the quality of these interactions impacts on their learning and development […]

December 9th, 2015|Categories: Service Ideas|

Budget 2016 Childcare Package

As part of Budget 2016, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr James Reilly announced an €85m Childcare Package . This will  include an number of key elements outlined below.  At the moment, Limerick Childcare Committee do not have any information on the specifics of these announcements.  We have been informed by the Department of Children […]

October 29th, 2015|Categories: News|

Aistear in Practice

On the 15th October, Limerick Childcare Committee (LCC) hosted an awards night to mark the conclusion on the Aistear in Practice Programme which ran from April to July 2015.  In total 25 Early Years Services in Limerick City and County participated in the programme, which comprised 5 workshops delivered by Marie Doherty with mentor visits […]

October 19th, 2015|Categories: News|

Creating Defined Interest Areas – Kilfinny School Childcare

Kilfinny School Childcare, operate a Pre-School and an After-School Service from a room in Kilfinny N.S. The service have developed the environment to create a number of interest areas as well as providing age and stage appropriate activities for the wide age range the room caters for. The children dine in a family style setting. […]

October 14th, 2015|Categories: Service Ideas|

Childcare Funding for Parents

Childcare Committees Ireland (CCI) have just published the 2015/2016 version of ‘A Parent’s Guide to the National Childcare Funding Programmes.’ Limerick Childcare Committee are delighted to be part of this publication which outlines the National Childcare Funding Programmes available to parents. That is, the
1. Early Childhood Care and Education Scheme (ECCE), better known as the […]

October 6th, 2015|Categories: News|

Autumn Winter Training Calendar

Limerick Childcare Committee is committed to supporting the sector to develop quality practice and as part of its focus on quality has published the Autumn Winter Training Calendar.  The Calendar was distributed to Early Years Services on the 29th September.  The Calendar offers a range of Professional Development Programmes for those working in the sector, including […]

October 5th, 2015|Categories: News|

ECCE Higher Capitation Applications

ECCE Capitation Payments

As part of the Early Years Quality Agenda, new qualification requirements for Early Years (Childcare) staff are being introduced. All staff caring for children in an Early Years Service will be subject to a minimum qualification requirement of Level 5 or equivalent,

Payment under the ECCE programme is by way of capitation fees which […]

September 28th, 2015|Categories: News|

DCYA publishes list of Early Years Recognised Qualifications

DCYA Early Years Recognised Qualifications

The DCYA has published a list of recognised qualifications, for the purposes of meeting the minimum qualification requirement in the pending Early Years Regulations and for meeting the contractual requirements for the DCYA Childcare Funding Programmes has been published.

This list will enable employees working in the Early Years sector in Ireland […]

September 28th, 2015|Categories: News|

Limerick City Office

Limerick Childcare Committee have secured an office space in Limerick City to facilitate meetings with services located in the city.  The office will not be manned on a full-time basis but will be available for meetings by appointment only.

The office space is located in the Limerick Adult Education College, in Presentation Court, Sexton St.  We […]

September 2nd, 2015|Categories: News|

Child Protection Training

Limerick Childcare Committee has just completed it’s 12th Child Protection and Welfare Training  for 2015.  This brings the total number of staff trained in Limerick to 353, since the introduction of the new programme in Jan 2014. The training which is delivered under the National Early Years Children First Committee, is accredited by Tusla and is available to all […]

August 17th, 2015|Categories: News|

Search for Childcare

Use this facility to search for a Childcare Service or Childminder in your area. You can also check which types of childcare are provided and if a service offers one or more of the government childcare schemes.

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ECCE Calculator

Use the ECCE Calculator to check if your child qualifies for the Free-School Year. All you need to do is enter your child’s date of birth and the calculator will tell you when your child will be eligible.

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