Here are the important dates and information to note for the week 10 – 14th September 2018.
24 September 2018 – CCS August returns
CCS financial returns for August are on PIP and must be completed by this date. This only applies to community services offering CCS.
DES Inspectorate Guide to Early Years Education Inspection
These guides are available on-line on the DES website. The English version can be accessed here, the Irish version can be accessed here. We have attached copies for your convenience. The guide outlines how inspections are done and was developed on the basis of inspections that have been completed since April 2016 and following stakeholder consultations. It came into effect on September 1 and replaces previous versions of the guide.
These documents are really important. By law, every staff member is entitled to a statement of terms and conditions or a contract within two months of starting their employment. It is vital that your statement/contract sets out the terms and conditions of employment, so that everyone is clear about what is expected of them and what the company policy is on a range of issues.
By law each statement/contract must contain the following:
Learner Fund Bursary
The Department of Children & Youth Affairs (DCYA) has re-opened the Learner Fund Bursary to Early Years practitioners who are new graduates of a recognised Early Childhood Education and Care degree programme. The local City/County Childcare Committees (CCC) will process and appraise Learner Fund Bursary applications.
28th September all forms completed and returned by POST OR BY HAND to Wicklow CCC
AIM Level 1 – Inclusion Co-ordinator (LINC) – 2018/2019 Increased ECCE Capitation – Application Process Open
The application process for the increased ECCE capitation for LINC during the 2018/2019 pre-school year is now open. Applications must be made electronically via the PIP. Please see PIP for further details.
Please see below upcoming training events:
We are delighted that Colette Murray has agreed to be the keynote speaker at our Childcare Professionals Day. Colette has led the debate on the inclusion of a diversity and equality approach in early childhood as a trainer, lecturer, advocate and researcher. She established the Equality and Diversity in Early Childhood National Network EDeNn (2008). The day will also include a number of interactive workshops – more details to follow in the coming weeks.
For details about these workshops and booking forms please see our website https://bit.ly/2kwRStO