• WCCC Weekly News update 26th May

    Posted on May 26, 2017 by in News Updates


    The deadline for the Pobal Service Profile has been extended to 12 midnight on Friday 26th May, we would kindly ask you to complete this if you have not already done so.

    Affordable Childcare Scheme (ACS)

    Information packs about the  affordable childcare scheme were sent to each childcare service this week, information for parents will be available next week on www.affordablechidcare.ie.   If you have any queries please contact us on 0404 64455.

    TUSLA CAPA workshops

    Tusla Early Years Inspectorate in collaboration with Early Childhood Ireland have announced the roll-out of a support/training workshop for Early Years Providers.  During the workshop, the procedures to be followed in responding to Corrective Actions and Preventive Actions (CAPA) will be outlined.

    The format of the CAPA will be identified and explained and providers will be supported in developing clear, solution- focused Action Plans in responding to non-compliances under the Early Years Services Regulations (2016).

    These workshops are free of charge and are specifically developed for Full Day-care settings only. Further training is planned at a later date for sessional providers.

    Booking is essential and places are limited. Details of all available workshops and booking form are available on their website.

    AIM Programme

    The Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) Programme will be accepting new* applications for children commencing/returning to the ECCE programme in 2017/2018 from Friday 17th May 2017.  Please see your PIP home page.  Pobal are advising applicants to submit applications as soon as possible.  Childcare providers already in receipt of AIM L7 capitation for children returning in September will be eligible for support.  Information on this process will be available on your PIP home page in the coming weeks.

    Grant Agreements (Contracts)

    The Grant Agreements for 2017/2018 are now available on the PIP home page for service providers to review with an accompanying notice from DCYA.

    CCS Returns

     The deadline for CCS returns is June 2nd.

    Wicklow CCC Training

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    Diversity, Equality and Inclusion

    There are a few places left in the next course starting in The Glenview Hotel on Saturday 27th May. To book a place on this or any other course, please complete our online booking form.

    Glenview 27th May 10am – 4pm
    1st June 7pm – 10pm
    8th June 7pm – 10pm
    15th June 7pm – 10pm
    Wicklow 7th June 1.30pm-6.30pm
    13th June 2pm-5pm
    20th June 2pm-5pm
    27th June 2pm-5pm
    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;

    Baltinglass September
    Bray September
    Newtown Sept/Oct
    Tinahely October
    Blessington November
    Glenview November

    Please contact judy@wccc.ie for more info.

     Speech & Language Development

    The two workshops organised for October are now full.  Please contact Judy if you would like to be placed on a waiting list for any subsequent workshops.

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