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Bannon welcomes Government funding to improve local childcare services

Deputy James Bannon has welcomed the announcement of funding totalling €78,991 for funding for childcare services for Co Westmeath. These allocations come as part of the second round of Childcare Capital Grants awarded since 2008.

Bannon welcomes Government funding to improve local childcare services

Deputy James Bannon has welcomed the announcement of funding totalling €78,991 for funding for childcare services for Co Westmeath. These allocations come as part of the second round of Childcare Capital Grants awarded since 2008.

Sick pay proposal is fatal for jobs in childcare sector, child development group warns

Early Childhood Ireland wrote to senators regarding Minister Joan Burton’s sick pay proposal ahead of Minister Richard Bruton’s address to the Seanad this week. It warned: “This flawed sick pay proposal would be fatal for jobs in the childcare sector if implemented, forcing half of Ireland’s crèches and preschools out of business and driving thousands of people onto the dole queue. Minister Richard Bruton must face up to the anti jobs nature of this dangerous proposal.”

€157,000 worth of funding awarded to Mayo under Childcare Capital Programme

Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring has warmly welcomed the announcement of Pobal funding to a number of childcare providers in Mayo under the Childcare Capital Programme 2012.

New Green Pre-Schools programme launched this week

Westmeath County Childcare Committee Ltd (WCCC) and An Taisce launched the new Green Pre-Schools pilot programme in the Bloomfield House Hotel recently.

Road safety day for County Westmeath

Westmeath County Childcare Committee has organised Beep Beep Road Safety Days for County Westmeath in conjunction with the Roads Safety Authority and Westmeath County Council.

Increased demand for qualified childcare professionals

There has been a noticeable increase in the demand for qualified childcare professionals in Ireland and graduates now have a wider range of career options to choose from in the childcare sector including crèche, day nursery, playgroup, and Montessori; special needs assistant in classroom or day care centre; childcare professional or nanny at home or abroad; after-school care; and starting your own childcare business/home-based child-minder.

Atlantic College offers a wide range of childcare and related courses

With the introduction of the Government's free pre-school year under the ECCE scheme those working and managing childcare services are now required to enhance and upgrade their qualifications. Atlantic College Galway has responded to this need by introducing a range of FETAC courses in the early childhood care and education sector, the most popular being the FETAC Level 5 certificate in childcare and the FETAC Level 6 advanced certificate in childcare. These courses are delivered in Atlantic College on Saturdays, beginning March 26. The Saturday delivery is proving very popular with childcare students, many of whom are working in childcare services during the week and can dedicate Saturday to study.

Preschool owner “very remiss” - judge

A Westmeath woman providing childcare services has pleaded guilty to failing to prevent children in her care from accessing a roadway.

New O Cuiv initiative will require unemployed to do community work

Fianna Fail TD for Galway West and Minister for Social Protection, Eamon O Cuiv has anounced new proposals which will require 10,000 social welfare claimants to complete community work in return for their social welfare payments.

 

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