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Boost for Inclusion in the early years as free multi-award winning Third Level leadership programme is extended for another three years

The Leadership for INClusion in the Early Years (LINC) Consortium has been awarded a tender by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) to continue its delivery of a specialist level 6 higher education programme for practising early childhood

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Minister O’Gorman launches National Quality Guidelines for School-Age Childcare Services

Thursday 24th September 2020 Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, T.D., today launched National Quality Guidelines for School-Age Childcare Services. The National Quality Guidelines describe the features of good quality practice in childcare services for school-age

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The future of the workforce and the future of funding within the early learning and care and school-age childcare sector

You are invited to participate in an information webinar on two major projects currently underway in the Department of Children and Youth Affairs – the development of Workforce Development Plan and the development of a new Funding Model for Early

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Minister O’Gorman launches programme of consultation on a Workforce Development Plan and a new Funding Model for early learning and care and school-age childcare

Wednesday 19 August, 2020 The Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration, Roderic O’Gorman TD, today announced a new programme of consultation on the future early learning and care and school-age childcare workforce and a future funding model for the

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Facebook Colouring Competition

Little Ones’ Competition ***FIRST PLACE: SAMUEL O CONNOR*** Age: 4 years old Here is my Samuel’s entry. He drew his favourite superheroes – Spider-Man, Iron-man, Hulk and Dr Strange. PRIZE €50 SMYTHS VOUCHER ***SECOND PLACE: FIONN LEAHY*** Age: 5 years

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FAR Bursary Extension

As you are aware in keeping with social distancing measures that full FAR training courses as we know it are on hold.  In support of current COVID restrictions, PHECC subsequently approved recognised FAR trainers and training institutions, to carry out

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