• Weekly News & Updates 29th March

    Posted on March 29, 2019 by in News Updates

    Important Dates

    National Childcare Scheme Information Sessions

    8th March – 13th  May 2019 – Information sessions are live on eventbrite.  These sessions are for all providers, even if you are an ECCE only provider, it will benefit you to hear about the new scheme and the new online platform.  Please see attached information booklets on the new scheme.

    Book via Eventbrite

    NCS Website

    4th April 2019 – Closing date for LINC applications

    18th May 2019 – Registration of stand-alone school-age childcare services


    DCYA Announcements

    DCYA Bulletin

    DCYA have issued their latest news bulletin with information updates for you from across the Early Years Division at DCYA.

    Read e-Bulletin


    Level 7 Bachelor of Arts in Applied Early Childhood Education & Care

    The closing date for applications for Level 7 has been extended until today Friday 29th March 2019 at 5pm.  This is possibly the last year this course will be offered over one year.

    This Bachelor of Arts in Applied Early Childhood Education and Care programme which is part funded by MBE Skillnet and is designed for those who hold a FULL QQI Level 6 major award in childcare and who are working full-time in the sector with at least 3 years’ full time experience. Please email info@wccc.ie or phone 0404 64455 or elaina.oflaherty@itcarlow.ie phone 0404 67125 for more information.


    LINC Training Programme 2019/2020

    4th April 2019 – Closing date for applications 

    On Tuesday 5th March, Minister Zappone announced up to 1,150 free places on the Leadership for Inclusion in the Early Years (LINC) Higher Education Programme.

    Training will be held in Bray commencing September 2019.

    This is the last year of the LINC programme.  More information on the programme can be found on www.lincprogramme.ie.

    Transitions workshop

    The National Parents Council will be running sessions for parents around the country to support them to support their children make the transition from pre-school to primary school.  These sessions will also support parents of children who may have special educational needs.

    You can book a place via link below or contact cdowney@npc.ie or at  01 8874484.

    Book a place

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