• WCCC Weekly News Update – 5th January 2018

    Posted on January 5, 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.   Here is the link for more information on the process http://www.tusla.ie/services/preschool-services/consultation-on-the-draft-quality-and-regulatory-framework-qrf



    ECCE registrations

    When you are registering a child on ECCE who was previously registered under another programme you will need the child’s PPSN. Unfortunately, the unique ID number from another programme such as CCS/P cannot be used to import personal information to a new programme.

    Capital Grants 2018 briefing notes

    Pobal have produced guidance notes on applying for capital grants in 2018. It is expected that the process will open in February. The guidelines set out:

    • the timeline for the grants
    • the application process
    • how to get a DCYA ref number
    • what is required in relation to planning
    • overview of the strands available

    The guidelines are available on PIP.  You can also download a copy here.

    Consultation on ECCE level 7&8 award criteria

    The Dept. of Education and skills wishes to consult as widely as possible on their draft criteria and guidelines for level 7 & 8 degree programmes. There is a recognition that the ECCE sector is constantly developing and that the roles open to early years professionals are very varied. There is also recognition of the variable content in degree courses being offered. These guidelines are aimed at preparing early years professionals for the different aspects of their careers but also to bring consistency to the course content.

    The draft guidelines can be downloaded here for your convenience

    Submissions can be made here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HVYGWSV

    The closing date for submission is Wednesday 28 February. If you prefer you can send your submission to earlychildhood@education.gov.ie


    Children First

    As you are aware the commencement of the remaining provisions of the Children First Act 2015 took place on Monday the 11th of December 2017.  You should have received a letter from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs formally asking you to consider the obligations of your organisation in relation to the Act.  If you have not received the information please let us know.



    Details of our planned training events and workshops for 2018 soon to be announced.


    Should you require any clarification on items included in this update please contact us.

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