MessyFun Classes Starting this Month!

MessyFun provides children with a great opportunity to learn through unstructured  play. Classes for age 7 months – 5 years old. Locations: Sandyford Naomh Olaf GAA Club, St Tiernans Community School, Terenure College Rugby Club. For more information check our website  contact Ilona @ or  Tel. 0876703181. 

Learner Fund Bursary

The Department of Children & Youth Affairs (DCYA) will re-open the Learner Fund Bursary to Early Years practitioners who are new graduates of a recognised Early Childhood Education and Care degree programme. The local City/County Childcare Committees (CCC) will process and appraise Learner Fund Bursary applications. Applications will open earlier than previously to maximise the […]

Dear Early Years Professionals – Take the Survey

Dear Early Years Professionals, My name is Criona Blackburne. I’m currently undertaking a doctorate in early education. The main objective behind my research is to create the opportunity to have the voice of practitioners listened to by those engaged in developing early years policies aimed at enhancing quality in the ECE sector. It is my […]

Child Safeguarding Statement – Resource Documents

Dear Early Years Provider, We are delighted to make available 3 support documents that have been developed for early years services on developing a Child Safeguarding Statement  The resources are: Child Safeguarding Statement Template for EarlyYears Feb 2018 Draft Child Protection and Welfare Reporting Procedure Developing a Child Safeguarding Statement: A Guide for Early Years Services […]

Mandated Reporting Starting 11th December 2017

As you know Mandated Reporting starts on December 11th, 2017. In advance of these new legal requirements here are some resources that may be of use to you and your staff: ‘5 Steps to Prepare for Mandated Reporting’ – This is a handy 5 step guide that you can follow to ensure all staff are aware […]

Launch of Early Years Sector Profile Report

Minister Katherine Zappone has launched the Early Years Sector Profile Report 2016/2017. Link to Full Report here, which is developed and published by Pobal for the Department of Children and Youth Affairs annually. Pobal would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for taking the time to complete and submit the survey. It provides a […]

Call for Evidence to Inform an Independent Review of the Cost of Providing Quality Childcare

Parents, childcare providers and others with an interest in childcare are being urged to submit evidence to inform the first stage of the Independent Review of Costs of Providing Quality Childcare. DCYA have announced the first part of the Independent Review of the cost of providing quality childcare: a call for evidence, which will inform […]