• WCCC Weekly News & Updates 8th February, 2019

    Posted on February 8, 2019 by in News Updates


    School Age Capital Grants

    Pobal are happy to announce the publication of the applicant guidelines for the Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare Capital Programme 2019.   Please click on the links below for more information.

    Please note, applicants that are applying for a new DCYA reference number in order to make an a Capital grant application will need to complete and return the new DCYA reference number application form and the PIP mandate form.

    If you have any questions please contact Pobal at 01-5117222 or onlinesupport@pobal.ie




    School Age Childcare Registration Queries

    Q. I have a pre-school service, and am currently registered with TUSLA. I also run a school age service. Do I need to register? 

    A. Yes, you will need to register your school age service. However, because you are already registered with TUSLA as a pre-school service, you will be allowed six months from the commencement date of the Regulations in order to apply for registration. This means that you must apply to register by 18 August 2019.


    Please see the TUSLA Q&A document in link below for further questions addressed by TUSLA.


    WCCC Training & Information Events


    Diversity Equality and Inclusion Training






    The National Training Programme provides practitioners with an opportunity to explore the concepts of Diversity and Equality within the preschool context and will support participants in the development of an inclusive early years environment for all children.

    The programme will help participants to;

    • engage effectively with the Diversity, Equality & Inclusion guidelines
    • support all children to meet the learning goals outlined within the Identity and Belonging and Well-being themes of Aistear.
    • support children and families from minority groups e.g. Traveller Community, Children with Additional Needs, Ethnic Minorities
    • develop an Inclusion Policy as required under the Childcare Early Years Services Regulations 2016

    The next available workshop is on the following dates in Laragh;

    3rd July – 10am – 4pm

    10th July – 10am – 1pm

    17th July – 10am – 1pm

    24th July – 10am – 1pm

    All dates must be attended in order to receive certificate.

    For info and booking click here


    Supporting parents to enable positive behaviour and developmental progress & LINC Info session






    26th February, Glenview Hotel from  6.30 pm – 9.30 pm

    This workshop will look at practical approaches to communicating with parents regarding children’s development and behaviours. This workshop will also address ways in which to present Aim supports to parents in order to create an understanding as to how to best support their child through the preschool years.

    Following the workshop, in advance of the opening of applications for the LINC course this March, a tutor from the Leadership for INClusion in the Early Years programme will be hosting an information session.

    LINC is a free (fully funded) higher education blended-learning programme designed for early years teachers, to promote the inclusion of children with additional needs. After completing the programme, graduates will carry out the role of Inclusion Coordinator and will also meet the educational requirement for room leader status. Once a qualified graduate is working within an early years setting as the INclusion COordinator, the setting will be entitled to an extra capitation payment of €2 per ECCE/CCS/TEC qualified child. Further information about the programme can be found by visiting the LINC programme website www.lincprogramme.ie.

    For info and booking click here


    Child Safeguarding Training





    This is a new training programme and has been updated to reflect the changes in the revised Children First: National Guidance and the Children First Act 2015. This Foundation Training is a standardised programme for all staff involved in direct work with children and families. All Designated Liaison Persons (DLP) and Deputy Designated Liaison Persons (DDLP) will be prioritised for this training.   Limited availability on the following dates:

    12th August, 10am – 4pm, Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh

    19th October, 10am – 4pm Arklow Bay Hotel

    Please note: The E-Learning programme “Introduction to Children First” must be completed prior to attending this training. You will be required to forward a copy of your E-Learning completion certificate to complete your booking for this training.

    To book a place on WCCC’s training please email a copy of your e-Learning cert to judy@wccc.ie and submit a booking form via our website.  Cost is €10 per person.   You will be sent a link to our eventbrite page to pay for your place upon receipt of cert and booking form.


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