• WCCC Weekly News & Updates

    Posted on March 23, 2018 by in News Updates


    21 March – Early ECCE registrations open

    If you wish to register children starting ECCE in April before the Easter holidays, the registrations are being opened early. See below for details.

    23 March – Level 7 Bachelor of Arts in Applied Early Childhood Education and Care

    The closing date has been extended to 5pm on this date.

    12 April – LINC course 2018/19 applications close

    You must have submitted your application by 4 p.m. on this date. Please see below for further details.



    Early ECCE registrations

    Normally registrations for ECCE open 7 days before the starting date. However, if you have children starting ECCE in April you will be able to register them early. You don’t have to use these dates however.  If the child is due to start on 9 April, you can register them on PIP from Wednesday 21 March. If the child is due to start ECCE on 16 April, you can register them from Wednesday 28 March.


    The Leadership for Inclusion in the Early Years (LINC) special purpose award course is run by the LINC consortium. Applications are now open, and you can access the application process here. The course consists of 6 modules delivered through both on-line and face-to-face sessions. All the information about the course can be found here. The face to face sessions are delivered in 11 locations around the country. More information about the course delivery locations can be found here.



    Childcare Professionals Morning Event

    Following on from our very successful Childcare Professionals Day in November we are holding a mini Childcare Professionals Day on Saturday 12th of May in The Glenview Hotel 9.30am -1.00pm.  The three one hour sessions will consist of Yoga for Children, Helping children to think and communicate well using the P4C approach (Philosophy for children) and Exploration of Curriculum Foundations within the context of Childrens art experiences.

    For details about the workshops, booking form and cost, please see our website http://www.wccc.ie/training/current-training-courses/childcare-professionals-event/


    Storytelling workshop

    This free workshop explores how Story Telling can be used to support children’s learning and development in a fun and meaningful way.  It will provide examples of how to engage children in dynamic and engaging storytelling activities and  will demonstrate various techniques to explore how this wonderful activity can be used to promote children’s learning and development by Early Years practitioners.

    Venue: Glenview Hotel, 26th March 7pm – 9pm


    Equality, Diversity & Inclusion workshops

    Please note that there are some places left on the following courses ONLY:

    • Blessington commencing 19th May
    • Glenview Hotel commencing 9th June
    • Newtownmountkennedy commencing 2nd July

    The free training is a 15 hour commitment and further details can be found on http://www.wccc.ie/training/current-training-courses/aim-diversity-equality-inclusion-charter/

    As per Appendix 2 of your ECCE contract (SEE BELOW), WCCC has arranged 17 courses in Wicklow which started in 2017 and will finish in July 2018.

    “APPENDIX 2: General Terms and Conditions governing participation in the Access and Inclusion Model (AIM)

    AIM Level 1 – The Registered Provider will engage with the CCC and participate in the Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Charter and Guidelines training.  On completion of the training, the Registered Provider must sign up to a National Inclusion Charter and create their own Early Childhood Care and Education National Inclusion Policy”


    For further information on this course or any of our other courses please see our website http://www.wccc.ie/training/current-training-courses/ or contact judy@wccc.ie

    To book a place on one of the above free workshops please complete our online booking form on our website http://bit.ly/2lbWaXW


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