LEARNER FUND BURSARY 2017
The Department of Children & Youth Affairs (DCYA) will re-open the Learner Fund Bursary (announced early 2017) to Early Years practitioners who have completed a major award in Early Childhood Care and Education at Level 7, Level 8, or Level 9 qualification on the National Framework of Qualifications since the inception of the Learner Fund (2013). This qualification must be on the DCYA Early Years Recognised Qualifications list.
The bursary will reopen for applications from 16th October until 7th November.
To assist WCCC plan our future supports and workshops for 2018, to support your service, we would appreciate if you could take a few minutes to complete the survey in the link below:-
The more services that complete the survey the more accurate we can be with the supports we offer.
The deadline for completion of the survey is Monday 9th October at 5pm.
Please see link below to our website which outlines the training we have planned so far for Autumn 2017. Places are filling up fast so early booking is advisable.
This year our Childcare Professionals Day will focus on the promotion of positive behaviour. Our workshops will include practical strategies to enhance young children’s wellbeing, self esteem and motivation.
Click on the following link for more information Childcare Professionals Day 2017
For those who have completed the ACF Basic level, one day training, a refresher course of 3.5 hours is now available. To avail of the refresher training, the participant must have a certificate that is dated within 4 years of the proposed training date. An out of date certificate will require the participant to complete the Basic level training again.
The next available date for the Refresher Training is;
Wednesday November 1st 10am to 1pm in Laragh
Diversity, Equality and Inclusion
The 15 hour EDI programme for educators centres around the Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Charter and Guidelines for Early Childhood Care and Education. Participants must attend all four dates to complete the training. Places are limited to two per service with a maximum of 16 places per programme. The dates below are the start dates so please see our website for full details.
Tinahely 14th Oct fully booked
Wicklow Town 24th Oct spaces available
Blessington 11th Nov spaces available
Glenview 11th Nov spaces available
Bray 2nd Dec spaces available
Location: Glenview Hotel – 2pm – 4pm
Workshop 2 – 10th Oct
Workshop 3 – 17th Oct
Workshop 4 – 7th Nov
For details of each workshop please see our website.
To book a place on any of our workshops complete our online booking form.