Month: May 2022

May 22

ETW Vol 290 ETW – Webinar one week to go & EYES Update ETW Vol 289 ETW – Webinar, EYES Update & Strategic Plan ETW Vol 288 ETW – Publication of Sector Profile Report 2020/21 ETW Vol 287 ETW – Register for free webinar & EYES Update ETW Vol 286 ETW – EYES, GV Update

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Garda Vetting update 23 May 2022
Garda Vetting

Garda vetting update 24 May 2022

Apply for re-vetting now to avoid the September rush. Under re-registration, Tusla will be looking for evidence of your vetting. If it has been three years since you or your staff last applied for Garda Vetting, you need to apply for re-vetting.

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Funding for Parent and Toddler Groups

The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCECIY) has announced funding of €325,000, which will be allocated to Parent and Toddler Groups nationwide through local City/County Childcare Committees (CCCs). From today, Friday, 13 May, Parent and Toddler Groups can make an application for funding under this Initiative through their local CCC.

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AXA Parks Fund – New environmental grants programme

AXA Parks Fund is a new €1m environmental grants programme, supporting local community projects that demonstrate a real commitment to improved outcomes for the environment and communities’ wellbeing. Non-profit pre-schools are eligible to apply for between €3,000 and €20,000 to develop and enhance a green space in their local area.

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The European Care Strategy

The European Commission has announced its plans to develop a European Care Strategy. The strategy will strengthen early childhood education and care and long term care as envisaged under the European Pillar of Social Rights.

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