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Service providers who sign up to More Affordable Childcare measures from this September to benefit from new ‘non-contact’ funding measure An extra €3.5m will be made available to childcare providers in the form of a  ‘non-contact  time payment’ announced today by the Minister for Children and...

The  Minister  for  Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone T.D., today  launched  a public information campaign about the Government’s plans to  deliver  More  Affordable  Childcare  to families from September.  This campaign will target thousands of families who will qualify for enhanced childcare supports from...

Katherine Zappone T.D., Minister for Children & Youth Affairs today announced the appointment of a team of international experts to advise the Government on the burial site in Tuam.  Announcing the appointments in Dáil Éireann the Minister said “Having visited the site at Tuam and...

The countdown to More Affordable Childcare for families in Tallaght and surrounding communities has begun. Local childcare services are now receiving information in the post about new arrangements, which will see families benefit by an extra €19m nationwide. The mail-shot to providers is going to be followed...

  An €8.25m scheme to provide free childcare to under 5-year olds living in emergency accommodation is being extended outside Dublin to nine other regions; Councils in Clare, Cork City, Cavan, Donegal, Kildare,Kilkenny, Leitrim, Offaly, Wicklow have signed up to get involved. Under the scheme each child is...

900 free places on the Leadership for Inclusion in the Early Years (LINC) Higher Education Programme Applications will open this week for the second intake onto the Leadership for Inclusion (LINC) higher education programme for early years practitioners which will commence this September. LINC, which was...

Children and young people must have a say in local decision-making Dr. Katherine Zappone, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, today announced the first payment under her Department’s Comhairle na nÓg Development Fund 2017 to 31 Local Authorities.Under the Comhairle na nÓg Development Fund of €680,000,...