Higher Capitation applications – 7th December
Higher Capitation applications must be at ‘Submitted’ status by close of business 7th December in order to ensure appraisal before the Christmas break. A December payment is guaranteed for these applications subject to the appropriate information and documentation being included.
Appraisal/Payment cannot be guaranteed for Higher Capitation applications submitted (or resubmitted) after 7th December.
Early Years Capital (EYC) and School Age Capital (SAC) 2018 – Reporting
Please be reminded, the closing date for submission of Expenditure Reporting on EYC and SAC 18 is the 30th of November 2018.
AIM Level 7 Payment
The next AIM Level 7 payment is due on the 7th December 2018.
Early Years Sector Profile launched
Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone T.D. has launched the Early Years Sector Profile Report 2017/2018. The Early Years Sector Profile report 2017/2018 is a comprehensive source of information on the early years sector in Ireland. Its importance is increasingly recognised among childcare services, with 3,928 services completing the survey this year – the highest number in its 16 year history. To read the document see https://bit.ly/2QtIwyc.
First Aid Responding training (FAR)
As you may be aware DCYA announced recently that they are funding one FAR training place per service, this initiative is due to commence in the New Year. While we have some of the information we are awaiting on more specific details and as soon as we have this information we will let you know of the process involved.
Childcare Professionals Day
WCCC held their annual Childcare Professionals Day on Saturday 24th November with the usual very good attendance. The theme this year was Why Inclusion? Which was building on the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion training which has taken place this year. Colette Murray from Edenn and IT Blanchardstown was the keynote speaker and she spoke about the importance of inclusion in early years and the impact it can have throughout peoples lives. This was followed by Joanne McHale also from IT Blanchardstown who gave a very interesting presentation on Gender and the importance of avoiding gender stereotyping. The afternoon sessions included two workshops on Persona Dolls delivered by Anne Halligan and Inclusive Environments presented by Mag Coogan. The feedback from the day was excellent.
WCCC Training 2019
Dates for Equality, Diversity & Inclusion training and Child Protection are now up on our website. For more information see http://www.wccc.ie/training/current-training-courses/. Places are limited to two per service.
Other training – Carlow IT
Level 8 (10 credit) Special Purpose Certificate in Leading Contemporary and Quality Practice