Temporary Childcare Scheme for Essential Health Workers
Dear Service Provider,
The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, has announced new, emergency measures to support essential health workers who are having difficulty meeting their childcare needs. This forms part of Phase 1 of the Government’s Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business.
The press release associated with the emergency measures can be read here.
Existing, registered childcare services have been asked to consider signing up for the service and opening as an outreach hub. Service Providers are asked to support essential healthcare workers by offering childcare in the family homes of essential health workers.
Pobal, will assist DCYA with the administration of the new initiative and we are now inviting interested service providers to submit applications to participate in the Temporary Childcare Scheme for Essential Health Workers. Firstly, we ask that you read the below and attached information to gain a full understanding of the details associated with the Scheme.
Please read the supporting information and resources attached with this notice in detail. This information should guide providers through the subsequent stages of the process.
If you and your staff are available to assist, please submit the Temporary Childcare Scheme for Essential Health Workers Volunteer Application Form available as soon as possible. Please see the Volunteer Application How-to Guide for assistance on completing and returning the application form.
Pobal and local CCC’s will engage with services individually once applications are received and processed.
Early Years Team
PLEASE NOTE YOU TO OPEN THE ABOVE LINKS YOU MUST BE SIGNED ONTO PIP