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Annual Early Years Sector Profile Report 2019/2020 published

The Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth Roderic O’Gorman T.D. has published the Annual Early Years Sector Profile Report 2019/2020. This annual report – the eighteenth in the series – provides a detailed overview of the Early Learning and Care (ELC) and School-Age Childcare (SAC) sector in Ireland, …

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Annual Early Years Service Profile 2020/2021 is Open

The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) and Pobal have launched the Annual Early Years Service Profile 2020/2021 on Early Years Hive. The survey is now in its 19th year and continues to be a key resource, giving a detailed  snapshot of the sector and providing successive …

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Applications now open for Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare Capital Programme 2021

Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare Capital Programme 2021  The 2021 Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare Capital Programme application process is open.  A total of €8.3 million in funding is available under this grant to support early learning and care services  and school-age childcare services …

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Applications now open for Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare Capital Programme 2021

Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare Capital Programme 2021  The  2021 Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare Capital Programme application process is now open. A total of €8.3 million in funding is  available under this grant to support early learning and care services  and school-age childcare …

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Reopening Support Payment to Early Years & SAC providers

The Reopening Support Payment (RSP) is a one-off payment to Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare providers to: support them in meeting the reopening guidelines; support children remaining in ‘play pods’ in order to reduce the potential for COVID-19 to spread; and help them meet additional staffing needs …

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The Annual Early Years Sector Profile Survey 2019/2020 is open

  Early Years Services strongly encouraged to take part Information from the survey will provide a profile of the impact of COVID-19 on individual early years services and the sector as a whole Survey is shorter, acknowledging challenges for the sector. Will capture the most critical information for 2019/2020 Survey …

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Cancellation of Temporary Childcare Scheme for Essential Health Workers

14th May 2020 The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone has announced, with regret, that the Temporary Childcare Scheme for Essential Health Workers will not proceed on the 18 May as planned. The Minister noted that the challenge of introducing childcare provision at this time is a …

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Minister Zappone announces plans to provide childcare for essential health workers

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, has announced new emergency measures to support essential health workers who are having difficulty meeting their childcare needs. This forms part of Phase 1 of the Government’s Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business. Further information regarding the Temporary Childcare Scheme …

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Pobal’s Early Years Provider Centre – Easter

The post Pobal’s Early Years Provider Centre – Easter appeared first on Pobal.

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Early Learning and Care and School Age Capital Programmes

Pobal is pleased to announce the opening of applications under this year’s Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare Capital Grant 2020. The capital programmes open for applications on Friday 28 February 2020 and will be open for 4 weeks. Early Years’ Service providers may apply for funding under …

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