• Dr Katherine Zappone, announces extra support for children, parents and community childcare services with immediate effect

    Posted on February 17, 2017 by in News Updates

    On 15th February, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, announced extra support for children, parents and community childcare services with immediate effect. The Minister has announced that:

    • Community services are to be allowed register children for the CSS (Community Childcare Subvention Programme) on a year-round basis for the first time ever.
    • €1m is being made available to community childcare services who have been facilitating the placement of Community Employment (CE) scheme workers, to ensure these services are supported to meet the minimum qualification requirements under the early years regulations.

    Read more about this announcement here.

    Minister Zappone says these announcements will open up new opportunities for parents seeking work and ensure that their children are being cared for by properly trained staff.

     

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