• WCCC Weekly News Bulletin 10th November 2017

    Posted on November 10, 2017 by in News Updates

     

     

     

     

    DEADLINES/IMPORTANT DATES:

    30 November, 2017 – Capital financial returns submission deadline

    All financial returns for the Early years capital and school-aged childcare capital must be submitted by this date.

    FOR YOUR INFORMATION:

    Visits from the Valuation Office/Commercial Rates

    We have received a number of queries regarding services receiving visits from the Valuation Office.  The Valuation Office are currently undertaking a National Re-Valuation Programme.  We are aware that this process took place in counties Carlow, Kildare and Kilkenny recently.

    Please see link to the ECI website with more information from Noreen Moloney.  We are awaiting clarification regarding who exactly is liable for rates and as soon as we have written confirmation we will let you know.

    https://www.earlychildhoodireland.ie/commercial-rates-update-revaluation-2017/

    Universal Children’s Day 20th November 2017 – events for babies and for parents of young children

    The Katharine Howard Foundation has arranged two events with a focus on pregnancy and early childhood:

    For more information go to the following link:

    http://www.wccc.ie/universal-childrens-day-monday-20th-november-2017/

    Pobal Compliance Checklist

    The Compliance checklist is currently being finalised, after which  it will be posted to PIP together with the 2017/2018 Compliance Announcement.

    Child protection

    Due to the full enactment of the Child protection bill, we have been asked to suspend all child protection training to allow for the updating of materials and presentations.

    As every service will be required to have a safeguarding statement we will be providing training early in the New Year to ensure you all have the information you need. We will keep you posted on training dates. In the meantime, there are several helpful documents on the Tusla website which you can find here.

    AIM Level 1 Inclusion Coordinator

    The application process for the increased capitation relating to LINC is now open.  Applications must be made electronically via the Programmes Implementation Platform (PIP), and include a unique Graduate ID issued by Mary Immaculate College and a signed Inclusion Coordinator Declaration and Consent Form.

    If you have any queries relating to the application process please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions document or contact aimteam@pobal.ie

    CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING/WORKSHOPS:

    Equality, Diversity and Inclusion training

    WCCC are still rolling out the EDI training however only have limited places still available in 2017, so we advise you to book asap to secure a place.  For details of the dates and venues please see the training section of our website.

    Childcare Professionals Development Day – 25th November, Glenview Hotel – This event is now fully booked.

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