• WCCC Weekly News & Updates 8th – 12th October

    Posted on October 12, 2018 by in News Updates

    IMPORTANT DATES:

    Notification on Targeted Programme Closures

    The CCS 2017, CCSP 2017 & TEC 2017 programmes will be closing on Friday 19th October at close of business.

    No new registrations will be accepted after this date. Any CCS/P appeals outstanding will be dealt with in due course.

    For TEC, there are no further quota places available for 2017.

    Please ensure all queries with regard CCS/P 2017 and TEC 2017 are directed to Pobal on or before this date.

     

    FOR YOUR INFORMATION:

    Storm Callum

    The DCYA has attended the National Emergency Coordination Committee on Thursday to discuss the probable adverse weather conditions expected over the coming days.   Severe weather is expected to affect only parts of the country and at present schools and other services are broadly expected to remain open.

    DCYA is asking Childcare Services to be aware of local weather warnings and any travel restrictions that may affect their service.   The safety and welfare of children, staff and parents is paramount and should be considered by each service.

    We encourage Childcare Services and parents to visit the Winter Ready website for advice (www.winterready.ie)

     

    Budget 2019 – Minister Zappone announces a €127m package

    • €89m increase for childcare
    • Introduction of new Affordable Childcare Scheme
    • Maximum Net Income Threshold increased by 26% from €47,500 to €60,000 per annum
    • Changes will benefit thousands of families; will bring an additional 7,500 children into the scheme, with improved subsidies for over 40,000 .
    • €33m increase in Tusla funding
    • Implementation of HIQA recommendations
    • Extra funding for Family Resource Centres and Domestic, Sexual and Gender Based Violence Services
    • Financial base secured with 4% increase over 2018

    To view announcement see DCYA website

    To view the DCYA information pack see link below:

    DCYA 2019 Information Pack

     

    Tusla – Policies and Procedures Booklet

    Please see below link to the practical guide developed by Tusla to help services to develop and write various policies, procedures and statements.

    https://www.tusla.ie/uploads/content/4572-TUSLA_QRF_POLICY_PROCEDURES_LR.pdf

     

    TRAINING & INFORMATION EVENTS:

    Childcare Professionals Conference – Why Inclusion?  24th November, Glenview Hotel 

    To book a place on this event please complete our online booking form and we will send you a link to purchase your tickets on Eventbrite.  If you wish to purchase multiple tickets for your service please specify on your booking form all the names of the staff attending so we can send you a discount code by email for your service, which you can use when purchasing on Eventbrite.  Please also specify on the booking form meal preference (chicken or vegetarian) for each staff member attending.

    For details of the speakers and workshops please see http://www.wccc.ie/training/current-training-courses/childcare-professionals-day/

    Workshops for Parents of young children with ASD – West Wicklow

    See link for details on our website http://www.wccc.ie/workshops-for-parents-of-young-children-with-asd-west-wicklow/

     

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