• WCCC Weekly News & Updates

    Posted on February 19, 2018 by in News Updates


    28 February 2018 – ECCE Level 7/8/9 consultation closes

    The Dept. of Education and Skills are consulting on ECCE degree level courses. This is the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HVYGWSV

    9 March 2018 – Capital grant applications close

    Your grant application/s must show a ‘submitted’ status by 3 p.m. on this date to be considered



    ECCE 2017 Registrations Ending 20/07/18 Have Been Amended To 29/06/18

    A notice has gone up on PIP regarding ECCE registrations for children who started in January. A small number of them were showing an end date of 20/07/18. The ECCE programme ends on 29/06/18. Pobal have amended these registrations to make sure no one is overpaid.

    Pobal are requesting that services check registration end dates and contact onlinesupport@pobal.ie if further amendments are required or add an ‘other’ registration request asking for an amendment to be made.

    CCS Returns now overdue

    Community services offering the CCS programme had until 9 February to submit their financial returns. If you haven’t completed them yet, please submit them as soon as possible. Failure to submit your returns can affect future CCS payments.

    Children First Act 2015 briefings

    Just a reminder that we have briefings on the Children First Act 2015 coming up. The briefing and Q&A will take no more than an hour. We have already ran two well attended sessions in Arklow and The Glenview Hotel.  The final session is organised for:-

    Tuesday 27th February in The Parish Centre Baltinglass at 7pm

    If you wish to attend the briefing, please see the online booking form.



    Diversity, Equality and Inclusion training

    The training is a 15 hour commitment and further details can be found on http://www.wccc.ie/training/current-training-courses/aim-diversity-equality-inclusion-charter/

    As per Appendix 2 of your ECCE contract (SEE BELOW), WCCC has arranged 17 courses in Wicklow which started in 2017 and will finish in July 2018.

    “APPENDIX 2: General Terms and Conditions governing participation in the Access and Inclusion Model (AIM)

    AIM Level 1 – The Registered Provider will engage with the CCC and participate in the Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Charter and Guidelines training.  On completion of the training, the Registered Provider must sign up to a National Inclusion Charter and create their own Early Childhood Care and Education National Inclusion Policy”

    Please note that there are places left on the following courses ONLY:

    • Laragh commencing 10th March
    • Blessington commencing 19th May
    • Glenview Hotel commencing 9th June
    • Newtownmountkennedy commencing 2nd July

    For further information on this course or any of our other courses please see our website http://www.wccc.ie/training/current-training-courses/ or contact judy@wccc.ie


    Date for your Diary

    Following on from our very successful Childcare Professionals Day in November we are holding a mini Childcare Professionals Day on Saturday 12th of May in The Glenview Hotel 9.30am -1.00pm.  Confirmed sessions includes Yoga for Children and Helping children to think and communicate well using the P4C approach (Philosophy for children).  We are awaiting confirmation on one other session.  More details to follow for further information please contact judy@wccc.ie.

    LINC/AIM information session

    Mary Immaculate College and Wicklow CCC will be holding a joint information session on Tuesday 13 March at 6.30 in The Glenview Hotel. The session will last for approximately 1.5 hours. A LINC tutor will give a presentation on the course and answer any questions you may have.  WCCC will also give an overview of AIM and will answer any queries you may have.  To book a place please contact info@wccc.ie.

    Child protection training

    At the moment we are not running our child protection training for childcare services. The emphasis is on the preparation of child safeguarding statements. Then the trainers will receive an updated programme that takes into account the provisions of the Act. Then we will be able to start training sessions again.

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