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National Síolta Aistear Initiative (NSAI) – Aistear and Play 2024

National Síolta Aistear Initiative (NSAI) – Aistear and Play 2024

Deadline to apply:  Monday 11 March at 5pm The purpose of the NSAI is to support the implementation of the…

Building Blocks Improvement Grant Training

You are invited to attend a training session that will provide an overview of the upcoming Building Blocks Expansion Grant…

WCCC weekly Bulletin 24th February, 2024

WCCC weekly Bulletin 24th February, 2024

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Minister O’Gorman announces €18 million Capital Grant for the Early Learning and Childcare Sector

Minister O’Gorman announces €18 million Capital Grant for the Early…

Roderic O’Gorman, Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, has today announced an €18 million Capital Grant Scheme for…

Important announcement on the increase of NCS subsidies

Important announcement on the increase of NCS subsidies

From 2 September 2024, the minimum rate for the National Childcare Scheme (NCS) subsidies will increase from €1.40 to €2.14.…

NCS change in ending claims with FAQ

As of 17/02/2024 there is going to be a significant change to HIVE. Now, when parents end the award (CHICK)…

The National Childcare Scheme

The National Childcare Scheme provides subsidies to help parents meet the cost of quality Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare.

Access & Inclusion Model

The Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) is a model of supports designed to ensure that children with disabilities can access the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Programme.

First 5

A whole-of-Government strategy to improve the lives of babies, young children and their families. The First 5 website contains lots of useful resources for both practitioners and parents.