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CORK COUNTY CHILDCARE COMMITTEE

For Childcare Providers in your area

IMPORTANT DEADLINES:

24th June 2024:

New Employment Regulation Orders for the Early Years Services Sector comes into effect

26th June 2024:

Deadline for submission of Core Funding Financial Report (Income & Expenditure Template) 

28th July 2024

Deadline for submission of your Core Funding QAP Report 2023/2024

1st September 2024-31st August 2025

Dates for Programme Year 3 of Core Funding

Programme Readiness 2024/2025

It is anticipated that Programme Readiness for ECCE, AIM Level 1, NCS and CCSP Saver Programme 24/25 along with Core Funding Application and Partner Agreements will be available on the Hive the week of the 24 June. For a full update please check Announcements on the Early Years Hive.

Programme Readiness 2024/2025

It is anticipated that Programme Readiness for ECCE, AIM Level 1, NCS and CCSP Saver Programme 24/25 along with Core Funding Application and Partner Agreements will be available on the Hive the week of the 24 June. For a full update please check Announcements on the Early Years Hive.

New Employment Regulation Orders for the Early Years Services Sector 

On 3rd June 2024, DCEDIY announced increases to the minimum hourly rates and the removal of the requirement for graduates to have three years' experience before they are eligible for Graduate Lead Education or Graduate Manager rates of pay.  . https://www.gov.ie/en/press-release/8fa37-new-pay-agreement-to-provide-pay-increases-for-the-early-learning-and-childcare-workforce-ministers-higgins-and-ogorman/ This ERO comes into effect on 24th June and further details are available on the Announcement section of the HIVE dated 20th June.

Core Funding Reporting Requirement  Year 1

The deadlines for submissions of the Income & Expenditure Report on the Core Funding Contractual Requirement Reporting Systems (www.cfcrrs.ie) is Wednesday 26th June 2024.  Further information is available on the HIVE. 

Core Funding Quality Action Plan Report 2023/ 2024

All Core Funding Partner Services are required to complete a Quality Action Plan and to report on same. Please click on the link below to complete and generate your Core Funding Quality Action Plan Report. The closing date for receipt of submissions is the 28th of July 2024.

English version: https://forms.office.com/e/ygBeSxeGmR

Irish version: https://forms.office.com/e/h4gLHsy6Fq

Programme Year 3 of Core Funding

DCEDIY have made developments to the upcoming Programme Year 3 of Core Funding (1st September 2024 – 31st August 2025). Some of these developments involve base rate increases and fee management. Please see the attached document for an overview of these changes.

 Core Funding Application Process Training

Pobal will deliver training on the Core Funding Year 3 application process on 24th June.

The following will be demonstrated:

  • The Core Funding Application Module 2024/2025 key points

  • Changes to the Core Funding Application Module 2024/2025

  • Live Demonstration of the Core Funding Application Module 2024/2025 

Further details and registration links can be found on the Early Years Hive in the Announcements

€13.5 million in additional funding to ensure children experiencing disadvantage can access early learning and childcare

Minister O’ Gorman has announced details of €13.5 million in additional funding for Equal Start - the major new model of Government-funded supports to ensure children experiencing disadvantage can access and meaningfully participate in early learning and childcare. Equal Start will include a suite of universal supports, child-targeted supports and setting-targeted. For more information please see attached document.

My Little Library Bag

Cork County Council Library have been asked by the Minster for Children to make a gift of a My Little Library Bag to celebrate children starting school in September. The stories in the book are about starting school and they have also included a library card and wallet. 

 

 

Covid case advice

Please see below links to relevant information:

 

Child Care (Amendment) Bill 2024

The Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, has today secured Government approval for the publication of the Child Care (Amendment) Bill, preparing for further reforms within the early learning and childcare.

The press release can be found at

gov - Government approves publication of the Child Care (Amendment) Bill 2024 (www.gov.ie)

Better Start Quality Development Service 

Join Better Start to learn about the free mentoring options available to you and your team when you engage with the Better Start Quality Development Service.

 This session will take place online on: Tuesday June 25th 7-8pm.

 You can register for the webinar Here

Cork County Childcare Committee Facebook Page 

 

We invite you to visit our website here and like and follow our Facebook page Cork County Childcare Committee Ltd for lots of updates and relevant content here.

Guidance on Attendance Records

Attendance records must be maintained for each room/session operated by a service. A guide on attendance records can be found on Hive > Resources > Programme Documents > ECCE Documents > Compliance

Public Consultation on a National Plan for Irish Language Provision in ELC and SAC

The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) is carrying out a public consultation on a national plan for Irish language provision in Early Learning and Care and School-Age Childcare. The consultation details are available here.

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Cork County Childcare Committee was formed in 2001 and is funded by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) to improve the quality of childcare in Cork County.   

In addition to supporting the administration of all Government funding programmes for childcare; City and County Childcare Committees work with early childhood services and childminders looking for support with quality development, HR, governance, financial sustainability and continuing professional development.  

We also work with Parents to locate childcare best suited to their families needs, and advise on relevant government funded schemes etc.

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