Entries by Carlow Childcare Committee

Information Session for Parents – The Transition from Preschool to National School

As part of the collaboration between the National Parents Council and DCYA to further support parents, the National Parents Council are hosting a number of information sessions nationally on the transition from Preschool to National School. For Parents in Carlow the information session is being held on Tuesday the 12th of June in the Dolmen […]

Programme Readiness 2018/19

  The re-contracting process with the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) childcare funding programmes 2018/2019 will begin on Monday 28th May.   The process this year will be similar to last year, where each service must certify a 2018/19 PAU, Organisation details and Service details in order to activate any contracts.   This year the […]

Parent and Toddler Grants 2018

Parent & Toddler Group Initiative Grants 2018 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 €1,000.  Existing groups can apply for […]

PIP ANNOUNCEMENT – PROGRAMME READINESS 2018/19

​Programme Readiness 2018/19 The re-contracting process with the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) childcare funding programmes 2018/2019 will begin on Monday 28th May. The process this year will be similar to last year, where each service must certify a 2018/19 PAU, Organisation details and Service details in order to activate any contracts. This year the process […]

Better Start Quality Development

Better Start Quality Development service have changed the format of the information sheet for their current criteria. This format clearly outlines the criteria for which an Early Years Service can make a request for quality support from an Early Years Specialist. Click on the link below to see the criteria information sheet and also a […]

Minister Zappone Announces Key Partnership with National Parents Council to give parent’s a voice in early years care and education

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Dr Katherine Zappone announces ‘key partnership’with National Parents Council ‘to give parent’s a voice in early years care and education’   National Parents Council to provide dedicated supports to parents of children in early years settings Series of workshops for parents with children ‘transitioning’ from pre-school to primary to […]

Early Years Service Profile 2017/2018

The Early Years Service Profile 2017/2018 is now LIVE on the PIP portal   What is the Early Years Service Profile?   The Early Years Service Profile is an annual survey completed by early years service providers.  The survey is developed by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and Pobal in consultation with key stakeholders […]