School Age Childcare

Today the DCYA announced €3 million in Capital Funding to support increased capacity for the provision of school age childcare.  The new Capital Scheme will be open to both community/not-for-profit and private services and will comprise 3 separate strands . This is a great step forward for school

Garda Vetting Update

Garda Vetting
The National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 to 2016 provide a statutory basis for the vetting of persons carrying out relevant work with children or vulnerable persons. The Act also creates offences and penalties for persons who fail to comply with its provisions. The Act

Budget 2017:Q&A on the Affordable Childcare Scheme

Budget 2017 saw the announcement of a new affordable childcare scheme that will see all existing subsidised schemes – excluding the free pre-school years – replaced with a single system of targeted and universal payments to help with the cost of childcare. The first, targeted subsidy will be mea

A Useful Guide to the National Childcare Funding Programmes

Below is a useful guide to the national childcare funding programmes available. In this download you will find information on ECCE( Early Childhood Care and Education), CCS (Community Childcare Subvention), CCSP (Community Childcare Subvention Private) and TEC (Training and Employment Childcare) eli