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First Aid Responder (FAR) Reimbursement Fund 2019

Registered Early Learning and Care Services and Registered Childminders Under the Child Care Act 1991 (Early Years Services) Regulations 2016, a new regulatory requirement will come into force from June 1st, 2020.  From this date under Regulation 25, there must be a person(s) who has trained in FAR (First Aid Response) with a trainer approved […]

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Public Participation Network are Recruiting.

Southside Partnership DLR CLG, in association with the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Public Participation Network (DLR PPN), is currently recruiting for the following position: Support Worker, Public Participation Network This is a part-time post, 28 hours a week, based in Blackrock, Co. Dublin. Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Public Participation Network (DLR PPN) is a volunteer-led network for community […]

Application for a DCYA reference number for the purposes of applying for Capital Funding 2019

In late December 2018, the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, TD announced the priorities for 2019’s Early Learning and Care and School Age Capital programmes. The Minister has secured €9m for capital grants across 2019. The budget for the Early Learning and Care and School Age Capital programmes has been set […]

AIM supports

The Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) is a model of supports designed to promote inclusion and to ensure that all children with can meaningfully participate in the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) free pre-school programme in mainstream pre-school settings.AIM is a child-centered model, offering a range ofuniversal and targeted supports to services. It offers […]

New Registration System Brings School Age Childcare into Affordable Childcare Scheme

  School age childcare services to be registered for first time with Tusla  Minister Zappone signs the Childcare Support Act 2018 (Commencement) Order 2018 and the Child Care Act 1991 (Early Years Services) (Registration of School Age Services) Regulations 2018, enabling school age childcare services to register and participate in new Affordable Childcare Scheme  The families of over […]

Free evening public talk by Dr John Sharry on ‘Solution Focus Parenting’

A healthy parent-child relationship is the greatest protective factor to support better outcomes for children and young people. We are delighted to share information on a public talk by Dr John Sharry on ‘Solution Focus Parenting: Learning how to encourage your children’s strengths and to solve problems in a stress free way!’ This ‘Healthy Ireland’ […]

New Affordable Childcare Scheme to open for applications in October 2019

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, has announced that the new Affordable Childcare Scheme will open for applications in mid- October 2019, with payments flowing from November 2019. The scheme will offer a single, easy to access system of financial subsidies towards childcare for families in Ireland.  Through this, it will enhance […]