• WCCC Weekly News update

    Posted on January 12, 2018 by in News Updates


    15 January 2018 – Tusla Quality and Regulatory Framework consultation closes

    The consultation with the sector on the new guidelines for the Childcare Regulations closes on this date.

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

    DES consultation : https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HVYGWSV closes on this date



    January ECCE intake and higher capitation

    If you are in receipt of higher capitation and new children joined your service after Christmas, you may need to amend your higher capitation FTE form. Don’t forget this is not an automatic calculation through PIP, you must inform the DCYA of changes. The rules and forms can be found on the DCYA website here.


    AIM training levels 1, 2 and 3

    On Tuesday Minister Zappone announced additional training for childcare practitioners to support the Access and Inclusion Model. This training will be offered over the coming year.

    Level 1 – Universal

    This training is currently being developed and roll out is expected to begin in September 2018. There will be a number of different modules, with accessible learning built in such as podcasts and training videos as well as face-to-face training.

    Level 2 – Targeted

    Sensory integration on-line course. 500 places in 2018

    Hanen: building language and social skills. 27 courses with 540 places in 2018

    Lámh: signing system. 30 courses with 350 places in 2018

    Level 3 – Intensive

    A training fund is being established for specific training.

    At the moment we don’t know when this training will begin or how the places will be allocated. We will keep you posted on any developments.


    Changes to International Child Protection for UK Nationals & Residents

    The National Crime Agency’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection (NCA-CEOP) Command and ACRO Criminal Records Office UK recently announced some important changes that have been made to the ICPC. As of Monday 8th January 2018, two key features of the ICPC have changed: the certificate now includes two parts and convictions will be provided in accordance with the ACRO step-down model.  See link below for more information.




    Details of our planned training events are now up on our website.


    To book a place on any of these FREE workshops please complete our online booking form.


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