IMPORTANT UPDATE – SCHOOL AGE CAPITAL (SAC) 2017 EXTENSION TO DEADLINE
The deadline for the submission of applications to the School Aged Childcare Capital Programme 2017 has been extended.
The final date for applicants to submit an application is now 3pm, Wednesday the 17th May, 2017.
Pobal are extending the deadline to facilitate services that wish to apply for new vehicles under SAC. If you have already submitted your form and want to now include a new vehicle, YOU MUST contact Pobal online support at firstname.lastname@example.org before COB (5pm) on Monday the 15th of May so your application can be returned to draft status on PIP.
Once the application form has been returned to draft status, you can make the changes and submit.
**Please note you must submit the form again in order for your application to be considered**
Please ensure that all sections of your application form are completed including the Grant Requested amount and that the required documentation is attached before submitting.
Launch of Early Years Service Profile 2016/2017
The above has been posted on the PIP Portal and Pobal have asked all services to complete the profile by Tuesday 16th of May. For support on completing the profile please contact Pobal Client Services by email to email@example.com or by telephone on 01 5117222.
Affordable Childcare Scheme (ACS)
More details will be announced in the coming weeks.
Siolta & Aistear update
Aim Information sessions
Diversity, Equality and Inclusion
An element of the universal supports for AIM (Levels 1-3) for the early years sector includes a new Inclusion Charter underpinned by updated Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Guidelines for Early Childhood Care and Education. Each service will have to upload their Inclusion Charter on PIP in the Autumn.
A 15 hour EDI programme for educators around the Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Charter and Guidelines for Early Childhood Care and Education is being rolled out by WCCC and is FREE to all participants.
It explores a wide variety of challenges facing early childhood services that can inhibit or prevent services operating in a fully inclusive manner. Challenges such as prejudice, real representation of all children in an early childhood service, strategies to promote inclusive practice and how to draw up an Inclusion policy for your early childhood service are all explored. The programme uses the strength based Anti-Bias approach throughout.
The following courses have now been organised and to book a place, please complete our online booking form.
|Glenview||27th May||10am – 4pm|
|1st June||7pm – 10pm|
|8th June||7pm – 10pm|
|15th June||7pm – 10pm|
|Laragh||15th July||10am – 4pm|
|19th July||7pm – 10pm|
|24th July||7pm – 10pm|
|26th July||7pm – 10pm|
More courses will be held in the following locations in the Autumn;
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Speech & Language Development
WCCC in collaboration with the HSE are pleased to offer two free Speech & Language workshops to childcare practitioners in Wicklow.
This workshop will focus on:
Wednesday 4th October
Thursday 5th October
Time: 2pm – 5pm
If you wish to book on any of these workshops, please complete our online booking form. Closing date for receipt of bookings is 30th June.