Letter to Providers Re Covid 19 Measures

Department of Children and Youth Affairs

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Deadline is tomorrow 9th July 2021 at 5pm

“The National Action Plan for Childminding (NAPC) was launched in April 2021. Representation of childminders and consultation with ... See more

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Better Start have a new website, please note it works best on Microsoft Edge or Chrome internet browsers.

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**Job Vacancy**

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ATTENTION all Childminders!
The 𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐃𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐥𝐨𝐩𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐆𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐭 (𝐂𝐌𝐃𝐆) is OPEN.The application process closes on Friday 16th July 2021. For further details or for an application form please contact Mary on 087 1769418 or email info@wexfordchildcare.ie

Early Years professionals deserve to be properly valued for the work they do.

I’m delighted that we have delivered on our Programme for Government commitment to establish a Joint Labour Committee for the sector, a forum to support workers to negotiate better pay and conditions.

Barnardos have recently launched their Spring/ Summer 2021 Training Webinars. Click on the following link for further information.


REMINDER: Free Childminder Networking Event on 30th June. After the event you will receive a FREE curious box from ReCreate and access to a workshop that provides ideas on how to use the materials in the box. See the flyer below on how to book your place today.

Please see information below on “Parent Child +” recruitment, a new initiative being organised by Youth New Ross.

Wexford County Childcare Committee are hosting a FREE childminder networking event on 30th June at 7pm. This will be a virtual event and will take place via Zoom. Please see the flyer attached for further information and how to book your place.

We are happy to share the re-design of the Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) website: http://www.aim.gov.ie. The website was designed with accessibility in mind, with feedback from parents, providers, agencies and other departments. On the AIM website, parents and pre-school

DCEDIY Announcement

Minister O’Gorman announces roll out of Summer of Play initiative with €6m in funding for outdoor play.

See the link for further information:


**Free School Age Childcare Webinars**
Play in School Age Childcare
Amended hours – now 2 hour workshops. CPD certificates provided.
Please see the flyer below for more information and how to book your place.


Following the HSE Cyber Attack on Friday 14 May 2021 all Tusla ICT systems have been disabled as a precaution.
Tusla remains available during this time.
Below are contact details for the different
departments within the Early Years Inspectorate.

Attention early years providers & school age childcare providers:
Be supported in developing your own outdoor environment for the children you work with, through the upcoming ‘Towards Quality Outdoor Provision’ Mentoring Programme.
Contact Eve (0871675758) in WXCCC for more info

The DCEDIY recently published a National Action Plan for Childminding (NAPC). To find out more go to https://www.gov.ie/.../df207-national-action-plan-for.../ or to the NAPC YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCbDzj7-W-ptvqOFk0ysiYQ

The HSE has recorded a short two-part video on the operation of ELC and SAC services during the current Level 5 restrictions. There is advice on how to help reduce the risk of spread of Covid-19 in settings by following the public health guidance.

Video 1

Video 2