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Parent & Toddler Group Initiative Grants 2021

Information on grants available: Applications for funding under this scheme should only be made by Parent & Toddler Groups that are organised on a not for profit basis and involve the participation of parents in the community. Grants will normally range from €100 to €1,250.  Existing groups can apply for

Update to Tusla arrangements following HSE cyberattack

From Pobal Announcements 23/06/2021 Early Learning and Care (ELC) and School Aged Care (SAC) childcare providers must be registered with Tusla, the Child and Family Agency as a prescribed early years service. A childcare provider who provides both early learning and care and school age childcare must have a valid Tusla

Programme Support Payments – Reminder

Providers are reminded that the Programme Support Payments (PSP) 2021 will close for applications this coming Friday, 25th June at 5pm.  The PSP application is completed on the Programmes page of the Early Years Hive.A ‘Quick Guide’ including screen shots explaining how to apply through the Hive can be found

DCEDIY Playing Outdoor Grant 2021

Playing Outside Grant 2021 The Department of Children Equality Diversity Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) is pleased to announce that applications will open for the Playing Outside 2021 tomorrow the 18th of June. Applications will be open from June 18th – August 31st 2021.  Applications cannot be submitted outside this application

DCEDIY Establish a Capacity Building Grant and Hub na nÓg Training

The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) has established a fund to support implementation of the National Participation Framework for Children and Young People’s Participation in Decision Making [the Framework] (2021) within everyday spaces and settings where practitioners work directly with children and young people. The Framework

The Annual Years Service Sector Profile 2019/20

The Annual Early Years Sector Profile 2019/2020 is available to read in full here. 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, including the  numbers of children in receipt of

Outdoor Play: Getting it right ….in all weathers

With the much anticipated Outdoor Classroom Day scheduled for May 20th 2021, Early Learning and Care and School Aged educators across the country were disappointed to wake up to a rainy and windy morning with a poor outlook for the whole day. The gloomy, grey and wet day highlighted the

Parent & Toddler Group Initiative Grants 2021

Information on grants available: Applications for funding under this scheme should only be made by Parent & Toddler Groups that are organised on a not for profit basis and involve the participation of parents in the community. Grants will normally range from €100 to €1,250.  Existing groups can apply for

Update to Tusla arrangements following HSE cyberattack

From Pobal Announcements 23/06/2021 Early Learning and Care (ELC) and School Aged Care (SAC) childcare providers must be registered with Tusla, the Child and Family Agency as a prescribed early years service. A childcare provider who provides both early learning and care and school age childcare must have a valid Tusla

Programme Support Payments – Reminder

Providers are reminded that the Programme Support Payments (PSP) 2021 will close for applications this coming Friday, 25th June at 5pm.  The PSP application is completed on the Programmes page of the Early Years Hive.A ‘Quick Guide’ including screen shots explaining how to apply through the Hive can be found

DCEDIY Playing Outdoor Grant 2021

Playing Outside Grant 2021 The Department of Children Equality Diversity Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) is pleased to announce that applications will open for the Playing Outside 2021 tomorrow the 18th of June. Applications will be open from June 18th – August 31st 2021.  Applications cannot be submitted outside this application

DCEDIY Establish a Capacity Building Grant and Hub na nÓg Training

The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) has established a fund to support implementation of the National Participation Framework for Children and Young People’s Participation in Decision Making [the Framework] (2021) within everyday spaces and settings where practitioners work directly with children and young people. The Framework

The Annual Years Service Sector Profile 2019/20

The Annual Early Years Sector Profile 2019/2020 is available to read in full here. 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, including the  numbers of children in receipt of

Outdoor Play: Getting it right ….in all weathers

With the much anticipated Outdoor Classroom Day scheduled for May 20th 2021, Early Learning and Care and School Aged educators across the country were disappointed to wake up to a rainy and windy morning with a poor outlook for the whole day. The gloomy, grey and wet day highlighted the

Parent & Toddler Group Initiative Grants 2021

Information on grants available: Applications for funding under this scheme should only be made by Parent & Toddler Groups that are organised on a not for profit basis and involve the participation of parents in the community. Grants will normally range from €100 to €1,250.  Existing groups can apply for

Update to Tusla arrangements following HSE cyberattack

From Pobal Announcements 23/06/2021 Early Learning and Care (ELC) and School Aged Care (SAC) childcare providers must be registered with Tusla, the Child and Family Agency as a prescribed early years service. A childcare provider who provides both early learning and care and school age childcare must have a valid Tusla

Programme Support Payments – Reminder

Providers are reminded that the Programme Support Payments (PSP) 2021 will close for applications this coming Friday, 25th June at 5pm.  The PSP application is completed on the Programmes page of the Early Years Hive.A ‘Quick Guide’ including screen shots explaining how to apply through the Hive can be found

DCEDIY Playing Outdoor Grant 2021

Playing Outside Grant 2021 The Department of Children Equality Diversity Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) is pleased to announce that applications will open for the Playing Outside 2021 tomorrow the 18th of June. Applications will be open from June 18th – August 31st 2021.  Applications cannot be submitted outside this application

DCEDIY Establish a Capacity Building Grant and Hub na nÓg Training

The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) has established a fund to support implementation of the National Participation Framework for Children and Young People’s Participation in Decision Making [the Framework] (2021) within everyday spaces and settings where practitioners work directly with children and young people. The Framework

The Annual Years Service Sector Profile 2019/20

The Annual Early Years Sector Profile 2019/2020 is available to read in full here. 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, including the  numbers of children in receipt of

Outdoor Play: Getting it right ….in all weathers

With the much anticipated Outdoor Classroom Day scheduled for May 20th 2021, Early Learning and Care and School Aged educators across the country were disappointed to wake up to a rainy and windy morning with a poor outlook for the whole day. The gloomy, grey and wet day highlighted the

Parent & Toddler Group Initiative Grants 2021

Information on grants available: Applications for funding under this scheme should only be made by Parent & Toddler Groups that are organised on a not for profit basis and involve the participation of parents in the community. Grants will normally range from €100 to €1,250.  Existing groups can apply for

Update to Tusla arrangements following HSE cyberattack

From Pobal Announcements 23/06/2021 Early Learning and Care (ELC) and School Aged Care (SAC) childcare providers must be registered with Tusla, the Child and Family Agency as a prescribed early years service. A childcare provider who provides both early learning and care and school age childcare must have a valid Tusla

Programme Support Payments – Reminder

Providers are reminded that the Programme Support Payments (PSP) 2021 will close for applications this coming Friday, 25th June at 5pm.  The PSP application is completed on the Programmes page of the Early Years Hive.A ‘Quick Guide’ including screen shots explaining how to apply through the Hive can be found

DCEDIY Playing Outdoor Grant 2021

Playing Outside Grant 2021 The Department of Children Equality Diversity Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) is pleased to announce that applications will open for the Playing Outside 2021 tomorrow the 18th of June. Applications will be open from June 18th – August 31st 2021.  Applications cannot be submitted outside this application

DCEDIY Establish a Capacity Building Grant and Hub na nÓg Training

The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) has established a fund to support implementation of the National Participation Framework for Children and Young People’s Participation in Decision Making [the Framework] (2021) within everyday spaces and settings where practitioners work directly with children and young people. The Framework

The Annual Years Service Sector Profile 2019/20

The Annual Early Years Sector Profile 2019/2020 is available to read in full here. 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, including the  numbers of children in receipt of

Outdoor Play: Getting it right ….in all weathers

With the much anticipated Outdoor Classroom Day scheduled for May 20th 2021, Early Learning and Care and School Aged educators across the country were disappointed to wake up to a rainy and windy morning with a poor outlook for the whole day. The gloomy, grey and wet day highlighted the

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