• Minister Fitzgerald announces €900,000 to support training for childcare staff starting 2013

    Posted on November 18, 2013 by in News Updates

    Funding to be provided to Early Childhood Ireland and Border Counties Childcare Network to support training for existing childcare staff starting in 2013.  Read More

    Minister provides update on Pre-School Quality Improvements:

    • 1,672 pre-school inspection reports now published
    • Five new pre-school inspectors currently been recruited (including 2 in Dublin/East Wicklow region).
    • Funding secured for additional inspectors and establishment of National Quality Support Service in 2014
    • Changes to law on registration, enforcement and penalties has passed Committee stage in Dáil

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    Please note that further funds are to be made available in 2014 to support Fetac Level 5 and 6 training. Further information will be posted once details have been clarified.

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