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Covid-19 update

Due to ongoing Covid-19 crisis and to ensure the health and safety of our team Fingal County Childcare Committee offices will be closed until further notice and staff will be working remotely. The team at Fingal CCC are committed and available to provide support and advice to early year’s providers, parents, childminders and employers in the Fingal area. The team will be available to answer your calls and emails from Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. 

FCCC Team contact details:

  

Office line 01 4851727 (leave a message) or email info@fingalcountychildcare.ie        


Colette Redmond (Administrator)        colette@fingalcountychildcare.ie         087 7844805 

Gina Daly (Programme Information Officer)          gina@fingalcountychildcare.ie         0871972084 

Mairead Tucker (Development Officer)          mairead@fingalcountychildcare.ie         0877477553

Jacinta Cooke (Development Officer)          jacinta@fingalcountychildcare.ie         0877722228

Nicola McKernan (Development Officer)          nicola@fingalcountychildcare.ie         0876025263 

Sarah McKenna (Childminding Development officer)         sarah@fingalcountychildcare.ie         0874485558

Linda Sammon (Finance Officer)          linda@fingalcountychildcare.ie         0877882688

Adrienne Doyle (Operations Manager)         adrienne@fingalcountychildcare.ie         0879217918

 

Covid-19 Revenue update

The COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment is a payment of €350 per week. It is available to employees and the self-employed who have lost their job on (or after) March 13 due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. The COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment will be in place for the duration of the crisis.

For further information click here - https://www.gov.ie/en/service/be74d3-covid-19-pandemic-unemployment-payment/

Revenue has worked closely with DEASP to provide an option for employers to make this payment to their employees through the normal payroll process.

For further information click here-    https://www.gov.ie/en/service/578596-covid-19-wage-subsidy/

 

DCYA is continuing to work with other Government Departments to ensure the future of the early learning and care and school-age childcare sector.

 

DCYA can confirm that good progress is being made on introducing the Government’s new wage subsidy scheme and measures for the childcare sector. We understand that the lack of detailed specific childcare information is very frustrating at this time. We are currently drafting specific FAQs for the sector. As the DCYA measures significantly mirror the National Covid-19 Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme and other national business supports, it is necessary for us to await detailed information on the Wage Subsidy Scheme before issuing our sector specific FAQs.

 

In the interim, DCYA can confirm that payments for the various schemes have either already been paid up to 3rd April (as is the case for the ECCE, CCSP and TEC schemes) or will be paid (as is the case for NCS) up to 3rd April.

 

 

Press release from DCYA:

https://www.gov.ie/en/news/e37415-minister-katherine-zappone-announces-measures-to-support-childcare-p/

About Fingal County Childcare

Fingal County Childcare Committee (FCCC) Ltd was established in 2001 as one of the 30 County/City Childcare Committees set up throughout the Country under the Equal Opportunities (EOCP) 2000-2006. FCCC is a limited company and is funded primarily by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA). FCCC is a registered charity CHY 19215, it is also a company limited by guarantee and is funded primarily by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA).

The main focus of the FCCC is to encourage the development of childcare locally. We offer information and support to early year’s providers, parents, childminders and employers to improve accessibility, affordability and quality of early year’s services in Fingal County.

 

FCCC provides advice and information to support parents find an early years’ service, to ask the right questions when they are choosing childcare and to reduce the costs.

FCCC also provides a range of supports to early year’s providers including information and advice on the three government schemes, National Practice Guidelines (Síolta & Aistear), accredited and non-accredited training opportunities, child protection, compliance with Pre-School Regulations and funding requirements and most importantly service development and improvement. We also administer the Learner Fund, Parent & Toddler Grants and Childminding Development Grants. Coupled with this we provide development support to childcare services through one-to-one site meetings, training and workshops.

 

FCCCs key objectives are aligned with the key aims of ‘The National Strategic Plan 2011-2013’ to deliver early childhood care and education programmes which support children and families. This is embedded throughout the work of FCCC and addressed through the following care strategic development aims: The National Childcare Strategy and National Children’s Strategy.

 

FCCC’s key aim is to nurture the development of quality childcare for all in Fingal. As such, a critical role is to act in an advisory capacity to coordinate, support and assist childcare practitioners and families in Fingal County. Our team provides a comprehensive service that meets the needs identified by our key stakeholders and aligns with local and national initiatives. We aim to ensure access to a choice of affordable, quality childcare that is responsive to the needs of the child and family within their local community.

 

·         To increase the supply of quality, accessible and affordable childcare in Fingal in line with need and demand

 

·         To raise the profile of childcare in Fingal

 

·         To ensure the resources needed to deliver this strategy

 

We believe that these core objectives support the critical work resulting from previous investment in the sector including: The National Childcare Strategy, EOCP, NCIP and more recent developments in early years care and education in Ireland, including the Free Pre-School Year, Better Start, Síolta and Aistear.