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Planning Permission Update

March 10, 2016

Update from the DCYA on Planning Permission, in the context of the expansion of ECCE ...

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TUSLA Consultative Forum

March 10, 2016

The Early Years Inspectorate Consultative Forum provides an opportunity for relevant representatives and stakeholders to contribute to the on-going reform and development of the Early Years Inspectorate.

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Trade Unions

March 10, 2016

Early Childhood Ireland has met with two trade unions in recent weeks, Impact and SIPTU, as part of our work in pursuing the professionalisation of the sector.

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Higher Capitation

March 10, 2016

From September 2016 in ECCE services, Higher Capitation will be paid to individual ECCE sessions (or rooms) which are led by Early Years professionals with a relevant Level 7 qualification or higher.

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CCS Private

March 10, 2016

The DCYA has announced the release of additional funding so that the CCS scheme, will be available through Private Childcare Service Providers.

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DES Inspection Update

March 10, 2016

The Department of Education and Skills (DES) have completed their pilot of the new Early Years Education- Focused Inspections, which involved over 50 services.

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Launch of Capital Funding

March 7, 2016

The DCYA have recently announced the launch of capital funding for pre-school providers who want to expand their services to cater for more children from September 2016.

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