Limerick Childcare Committee Annual Newsletters

Limerick Childcare Committee produce an Annual Newsletter.  This Newsletter is targeted at the Early Years Sector, Parents, Students and the general public.  Over 15,000 copies are distributed to National Schools, Early Years and After-School Services as well as Childminder’s.  The support of the National Schools and Childcare Services  have been invaluable to the work of Limerick Childcare Committee.  By distributing a copy of the newsletter to each family using their service we can ensure that parents have  access to information on a wide range of relevant topics such as the Childcare Schemes.

The Newsletter also includes important updates relevant to the sector on issues relating to funding, qualifications and changes to the regulations.

Newsletters are also distributed to Health Centres and Limerick City and County Council Library branches.

The newsletter is also available to download from our website, see below.

2016 Newsletter

The Summer 2016 edition includes articles on:

  • Building Blocks Project
  • Early Childhood Environment Rating Scales
  • Healthy Ireland awards
  • Childcare Regulations
  • Qualification Requirements
  • Childcare Schemes
  • Christmas Network Event
  • Access to ECCE for Children with Disability
  • Visit to ReCreate
  • Síolta Validation for Limerick Social Service Council
  • ECCE Capitation
  • Drawing in Early Years
  • LCC supports Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival
  • Hopscotch
  • ECCE Eligibility
Download 2016 Newsletter (PDF)

2015 Newsletter

The Winter 2015 edition includes articles on

  • Budget 2016 – expansion of ‘free pre-school year’;  accessible pre-school for children with special needs; affordable childcare; after-school care.
  • State subsidised schemes – ECCE, CCS and TEC.
  • Capital funding for Limerick services.
  • Recognised Early Years qualifications.
  • DES education focused inspections.
  • Aistear – Interactions and Language Development.
  • Aistear Síolta Practice Guide.
  • Outdoor Play/Nature.
  • New website, new City office.
Download 2015 Newsletter (PDF)

2014 Newsletter

The Winter 2014 Edition includes articles on

  • Registration System for Early Years Services
  • Parent and Toddler Groups Grants 2014
  • Support available to Childminder’s
  • The Minimum Qualification Requirement
  • Information for Parents on Free and Reduced Rate Childcare
  • Children’s Grief and Support Organisations
Download 2014 Newsletter (PDF)