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School Aged Childcare Capital 2017

Application details are now available for School Aged Childcare Capital Funding 2017. Applications may be made online via the PIP system commencing on Friday 7th April up to the closing date of 3 p.m. on Wednesday 17th May 2017.

€3m is available for allocation in 2017 across three strands.

 

Any funding received must be spent and reported by 30th November […]

April 6th, 2017|Categories: News|

Leadership for Inclusion in the Early Years (LINC)

Applications are now being taken for this course:  Leadership for Inclusion  in the Early Years (LINC) is a Level 6 Special Purpose Award required for staff in ECCE settings to complete if they wish to take on the new role of Inclusion Coordinator.   The programme seeks to address the need for continuing professional development (CPD) […]

March 29th, 2017|Categories: News|

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Training Programme.

Training to support early years educators engage with “Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Charter and Guidelines for Early Childhood Care and Education” is being delivered in Limerick in April.  Further details on our Training page.

March 24th, 2017|Categories: News|

Limerick Childcare Committee supports Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival

This festival runs across Limerick City and County from Saturday 1st April to Friday 7th April.  To support the event, Limerick Childcare Committee is presenting ‘Early Childhood’ – pondering how young children think about the world, and what parents can do to support their child’s understanding, both at home and in the early years setting. This informal event […]

March 24th, 2017|Categories: News|

Capital funding announced for Early Years services

Application details are now available for Early Years Capital Funding 2017 (EYC2017). Applications may be made online via the PIP system commencing on Friday 24th March up to the closing date of 3 p.m. on Friday 21st April 2017.

The 2017 Early Years Capital Funding programme is to be made available to childcare centres, crèches and other early […]

March 22nd, 2017|Categories: News|

State of the Nation’s Children Report: Ireland 2016

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone TD, has published the State of the Nation’s Children Report 2016.  This is the sixth such report since 2006, and was compiled by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs with data contributions from a broad range of government departments, agencies and research organisations.

State of […]

March 15th, 2017|Categories: News|

Spring Summer Training Calendar 2017

Our Spring Summer Training Calendar 2017 is available here

March 3rd, 2017|Categories: News|

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Training Programme.

Training to support early years educators engage with “Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Charter and Guidelines for Early Childhood Care and Education” is being delivered in Limerick in March 2017.  Further details on our Training page.

December 21st, 2016|Categories: News|

Free Childcare for Homeless Children

Children aged 0-5 years to benefit from €8.25m change to the Community Childcare Subvention Scheme

Statement by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone

Thursday 15th December, 2016

Children aged 0-5 years whose parents are homeless are to be offered free childcare for 25-hours a week under an change to the Community Childcare Subvention scheme […]

December 16th, 2016|Categories: News|

Limerick Childcare Committee Financial Models 2016

On 6th December, Limerick Childcare Committee officially launched a research report into the real cost of childcare in Limerick, “Limerick Childcare Committee Financial Models 2016”.

The purpose of the research was to identify the operating costs of various childcare services and to examine the impact that changes to costs and income have on the sustainability of […]

December 7th, 2016|Categories: News|

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