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Minister Zappone announces €8.1m for childcare capital grants across 2020

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone TD, recently announced the details of the 2020 Early Learning and Care and School Age Capital programmes. The Minister has secured €8.1m for childcare capital grants across 2020. €7.2m of this will be used for the Early Learning and Care …

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Early Years Sector Profile Report 2018 /2019 Launch

Key findings at a glance: Nine in every ten children enrolled in early learning and care and school-age childcare settings (185,971 children in total) were in receipt of State subsidies provided through at least one of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs funding programmes. 2,388 settings were supported under …

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2019 Learner Fund Bursaries open for applications from August 19th

The Learner Fund, an initiative of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) was introduced in 2014. It aims to provide subsidy funding to support existing staff working directly with children in registered early years services and registered childminders to meet the mandatory minimum qualification requirements which came into …

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National Childcare Scheme (NCS) Parent Support Centre Now Open

National Childcare Scheme (NCS) Parent Support Centre Now Open   The National Childcare Scheme – Parent Support Centre is available to assist parents or guardians with any queries regarding the new National Childcare Scheme. The Parent Support Centre will provide information and guidance to parents who may wish to apply …

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Minister Zappone confirms 3,600 New Childcare Places to be created in €6.25m investment

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone T.D., today (Monday, 10th June 2019) announced a total of €6.25m in Capital funding to be awarded to providers of Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare this summer. The funding will contribute towards the creation of new places …

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The Early Years Service Profile 2018/2019 is now live on the PIP portal

The Early Years Service Profile 2018/2019 is now live on the PIP portal. This annual survey is developed by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and Pobal in consultation with key stakeholders and it is the primary source of data on the Irish early years sector. Data collected from …

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National Childcare Scheme, Early Learning & Care: Capital Funding

Guidelines Now Available The Department of Children and Youth Affairs have announced the publication of the application guidelines for the National Childcare Scheme, Early Learning & Care: Capital Funding. The guidelines set out the application process for capital funding which will allow service providers, who sign up to the new …

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County-level data for early years sector now available on Pobal website

County-level statistics using data developed and published by Pobal for the Early Years Sector Profile Report 2017/2018 is now available on the Pobal website. The data is based on the largest ever survey of the early years sector, with responses from a total of 3,928 early learning and care services …

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Pobal appointed as Scheme Administrator for the National Childcare Scheme

  Minister Katherine Zappone formally appoints Pobal as Scheme Administrator for the new National Childcare Scheme (NCS). Pobal will be responsible for the operational management and delivery of this national scheme. Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone, officially appointed Pobal as scheme administrator for the new National …

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