Healthy Ireland #LetGetSet campaign

This campaign encourages us all to set a healthier routine over coming months and amidst the Covid journey, and to avail of simple easy steps to keep up or to create a new healthy habit, whether that is eating better, getting more physically active, or learning how to take care of our mental wellbeing.

**Vacancy at Dolmen Nursery & Montessori School **

Early Years Educators / Childcare Assistants Required
Full Time and Part Time Positions
Successful Candidate must have minimum of FETAC Level 5
We are looking for passionate early years educators / childcare assistants to join us in providing the best care possible for young children.
They must also have excellent communication and interaction skills, and the ability to work as part of a team.
Email Brenda at`

“The Corona” – An animated documentary film and pictures-CCCC Visit to the Visual Centre,Carlow

Last week the members of the Carlow County Childcare Committee had the pleasure of experiencing “The Corona” – An animated documentary film and pictures sharing the experiences of young people aged 3-24 in their own voices during lockdown is running til 31st October. Free admission. Book online with at VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art and The George Bernard Shaw Theatre

Carlow Fire & Rescue Halloween Safety Poster

Tips for a safe Halloween:

  • We ask Parents, businesses, and households to be vigilant and to ensure that material is not left lying around that may be taken for a bonfire.
  • If you see material such as pallets, tyres, old furniture or other combustible materials or waste being hoarded in advance of Halloween please contact Carlow County Council’s waste enforcement section on
  • Keep pets indoors on Halloween night.
  • Do not buy, use or supply fireworks.
  • Contact the Fire Brigade or County Council if you see a bonfire being built or lit close to buildings, trees, overhead cables, underground services or car parking areas.

Above All – Be Safe and Stay Safe

Covid-19 Support Helpline – For ELC and SAC Providers-1800 940341-Weekend and Bank Holiday Monday

A reminder of the Covid-19 Support Helpline for ELC and SAC Providers – 1800 940341
available from 10am – 1pm & 1.30pm – 4pm at the Weekend and Bank Holiday Monday

Press release 21st October 2021-Minister O’Gorman announces Online ‘Festival of Learning’ on the theme of Fairer Futures

The Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, T.D., today announced a series of online webinars aimed at the theme of addressing disadvantage. Developed under the What Works initiative, this is the second ‘Festival of Learning’ and will focus on delivering fairer futures for children, young people and families in Ireland.

The webinars will spotlight key initiatives which are addressing disadvantage in Ireland and internationally, as well as hosting discussions with ground-breaking policymakers, practitioners and thinkers who work and study in this area. It will highlight the role of the State, but also showcase the innovative work of individuals and organisations outside Government, in Ireland and abroad.

Four seminars are planned on:

All those working in children and young people’s sectors are welcome to attend, but online registration in advance is essential.

Minister O’Gorman said:

“Addressing the impact of disadvantage on children, young people and families is a key priority for me. I am pleased to announce this series of webinars, which will stimulate serious discussion about the role of Government and society in addressing this critical area. I know we will all benefit from the views of leading international experts, and our own policymakers and practitioners who are delivering for those in greatest need.”

This second Festival of Learning, entitled Fairer Futures, is taking place as part of What Works, an initiative designed by the Department, and funded through Dormant Accounts, to maximise the impact of prevention and early intervention to improve outcomes for children and young people living in Ireland. More details of each seminar are available on the What Works website and all those interested should register HERE.

Key international speakers and contributors to the sessions include Minister Roderic O’Gorman, Professor Kate Pickett (University of York), Olivier Thévenon (OECD Centre for Well-Being, Inclusion, Sustainability and Equal Opportunity), Professor Mark Brown (National Digital Learning Centre at DCU), and Massimiliano Mascherini (Eurofound).

Addressing disadvantage is important to all of society, and this event will be of interest to those in Government and outside Government who wish to learn more about this important mission. The event will be approachable, conversational, and lively. It will be moderated by Áine Kerr, an experienced editor, lecturer, platform executive, executive coach, broadcaster, and entrepreneur who has presented ‘Reignite’ on Radio 1 and ‘The Business’ on RTÉ.

Publication: Budget 2022 Overview and FAQs for Early Learning and Care (ELC) and School-Age Childcare (SAC) Providers and Parents

Publication October 12th 2021

Budget 2022 Overview and FAQs for Early Learning and Care (ELC) and School-Age Childcare (SAC) Providers and Parents

Please click into link for the information

Today is Beep Beep Day, the national road safety awareness day for preschool children

Today is Beep Beep Day, the national road safety awareness day for preschool children.
Children can learn the basic rules of road safety in a fun and creative way helping pave the way for the development of lifelong good road safety behaviour.
The Road Safety Authority has Road Safety for Kids resources here: