Latest News Sept 2019

DCYACCSP and TEC Closing Dates

CCSP will permanently close for new registrations at midnight Friday 25th October 2019 in advance of the commencement of the National Childcare Scheme.  





Blue Skies Initiative

Blue Skies Initiative would like to invite you to send a representative from your school or Early Years Service to a short event in October.

 The transition from preschool to primary school has been identified as a key stage of a child’s life. Early years practitioners, primary school teachers and parents all play an important role in ensuring continuity of care for each individual child at this time. Transitions can be stressful for some children and they need to be supported during the process. The White Paper on Early Childhood Education (DES, 1999) recognises, for children that have difficulty making the transition to school, the gap between them and their peers usually widens over time.

Blue Skies Initiative Ready Steady School Programme is created to help support children in their transition from early years to primary school.

 On Friday the 4th of October, along with tea, coffee and tasty pastries, we will be introducing schools & early years’ services in our catchment area, to the Ready Steady School pack. Our current participating services will also be in attendance. We hope that this will also provide an informal networking opportunity for those working with children in the community.

 Date: Friday 4th of October, 2 – 3pm

Location: Aras Chronain, Clondalkin Village.


Please RSVP by the 27th Of September.



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