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DCYA Capital Funding Announcement June 2018


DCYA Announcement 1st June 2018

Minister announces total of €6.87m in Capital funding to be awarded to providers of Early Years and School Age Childcare this summer
·         €6.87m in Capital funding to be awarded to childcare providers across the country
·         More than 2,700 new childcare places to be created nationwide
·         Funding for outdoor play and essential maintenance also awarded

Friday 1st June, 2018

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone T.D., today announced a total of €6.87m in Capital funding to be awarded to providers of Early Years and School Age Childcare this summer. 

The €6.87m will contribute towards the creation of new childcare places, natural outdoor play areas and the essential maintenance and repair of services nationwide. 

The approved Early Years and School Age Capital funding for 2018 will be made available to childcare centres, crèches and other childcare facilities across five strands, as follows:

Strand 1 (Early Years): New places 
·    €3.86m total budget (€50k max. grant)
·    85 applications approved for funding
·    1,950 new places to be created: 697 0-3 places, 1,253 ECCE places

Strand 2 (Early Years): Essential maintenance & repair (community only)
·    €1m total budget (€20k max. grant)
·    57 applications approved for funding

Strand 3 (Early Years): Natural outdoor play area (0-50 capacity services only)
·    €1m total budget (€7k max. grant)
·    157 applications approved for funding

Strand 4 (School Age): New places
·    €0.76m total budget
·    45 applications approved for funding
·    807 new places to be created

Strand 5 (School Age): Essential maintenance & repair
·    €0.25m total budget
·    54 applications approved for funding

The capital funding has been awarded following the completion of a very competitive application and appraisal process. Pobal will now begin the process of notifying all applicants of these decisions. 

Click here to view full announcement including the details of successful applicants.:

Pobal will be launching the review process for any service that may want to appeal a capital grant decision with details available on PIP. All providers will also receive their notification via Pobal which will link to the review process documents. 

If you have any queries about your application please contact Fingal County Childcare Committee. 

DCYA EY Qualification Recognition Application Form



DYCA has published a list of qualifications that meet the regulatory requirements for working in the Early Years sector in Ireland. The list can be viewed on the DCYA website


This list contains all qualifications which have been approved by DCYA. It also sets out the appropriate level of DCYA approval (i.e. meets regulatory requirements; eligible for Room Leader - standard capitation; eligible for Room Leader - higher capitation).


If your qualification is on the list you do not need to apply to DCYA for qualifications recognition. Just provide a copy of your qualification to your employer along with a copy of the page on the list on which it appears.

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Parent & Toddler Grant Initiative 2018

FCCC are delighted to announce the 2018 round of Parent and Toddler Group Grant Initiative

This year the frame time for completing the application and sending it back to us is quite tight. The last date for receipt of the completed applications is Thursday 19th July.

As with last year’s grant, please ensure that you can meet the criteria, guidelines attached above.

With completed application forms please enclose the following to ensure smooth appraisal process.

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