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Katherine Zappone

ICTU budget call on Childcare underlines need for more investment

Despite big steps Ireland still behind international norm

Statement by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs

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PIP Announcement
CPD Payments for Hanen and Lámh Training 2018

CPD Payments will be issued to all services for participants who completed Hanen and/or Lámh trainings between March 2018 and 13th ... See more

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Managing Behaviour Programme for Parents of those diagnosed with ASD
Autism Ireland are bringing this programme to Wexford for parents and this is being supported by Cottage Autism Network and Aviva ... See more

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Pip Announcement
For PIP Primary Authorised Users (PAU), please note that you must activate your contracts in order to receive a payment. If your contract is inactive, it will say activate on your ... See more

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- Affordable Childcare

Need support with your childcare costs?
Up to €1,040 per year for children under three*
Up to €145 per week for children up to 15 years of age in families returning to work or study
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Free Pre-School year in Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Programme

Is my child eligible for the Early Childhood Care and Education (free pre-school) programme?

Please click on link below to determine your child’s eligibility for the ECCE programme ... See more

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Ireland is celebrating #WorldChildrensDay with a first... #First5 is a 10-year vision to support babies, young children and their families....5 days to launch! @merrionstreet @DCYAPress

The National Childhood Network's Mercer Recommendations Re: Remuneration Terms for the Early Years Workforce Nov 2018. Download here
https://t.co/4NZBhGSlLy

@KZapponeTD to launch our first ever national strategy for children from birth to age five is #First5. Big reveal-Ireland's first ever strategy for babies and young children is #First5 ....a 10-year vision for all children aged 0-5 and their parents .... six days to launch!

We are planning a better future for our babies and young children...Our first ever national strategy for children from birth to age five is #First5 ... six days to go! @SimonHarrisTD @Education_Ire @Tanya_Ward @irishcongress @SIPTU @BigStartIreland

PIP PORTAL INFORMATION FOR HIGHER CAPITATION AND AIM LEVEL 1 (LINC)
Log on to your PIP page for more details

Social Media in Early Years Services Workshop
@barnardos Due to circumstances outside our control the Social Media in Early Years Services Workshop due to take place on Tuesday 23rd Oct has now been rescheduled to Tuesday 6th November in the Riverside Park Hotel Enniscorthy.

PRESS: @KZapponeTD #Budget19 €127m package:
€89m increase for childcare and €33m increase in Tusla funding @merrionstreet

#Budget19 Minister @ReginaDo has announced the introduction of a new scheme:

Parental Benefit, which will be paid for two weeks to each parent, after the birth of a new child. This is in addition to the existing Maternity & Paternity Benefits #YourDEASP

Delighted to confirm 89m euro extra for Childcare in #Budget19 ...widening of thresholds will bring targeted supports to more children and their families @merrionstreet @DCYAPress

Parents Guide to the National Childcare Programmes 2018/2019 now available form our website click on the link below https://t.co/KtLE9BdAez

****PIP Announcement****
ECCE 2018 Higher Capitation application forms are now available. Log on to you PIP page for full details

National Beep Beep Day is Friday 5th October this year. If you wish to order resources for your event please click on the link and order direct from the Road Safety Authority.
https://t.co/Nsoi0PMZrs

PIP Update @LINC_programme Applications are now open for2017/18 graduates. Please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid delay in receiving your LINC payments. LINC must be reapplied for each academic year. application form under the AIM tab at the top of PIP page

Early Years Quality and Regulatory Framework @tusla The Early Years Inspectorate has developed a Quality and Regulatory Framework (QRF), to support registered Early Years Services to comply with the 2016 Regulations. https://t.co/Caevvjl0Bj