Childminder Story-Telling Activity

Event date Thu, Feb 17, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Event date Portlaoise Library

We have been all living in the virtual world for a long time and would love to give you the opportunity to bring your children to a story-telling activity in our local library in Portlaoise. Whether or not you are childminding or would like to receive information you are more than welcome to come and join. This is a great opportunity to meet other childminders and chat all things childminding while the children enjoy the fun of the storytelling with experienced story tellers. This network event will take place on Thursday the 17th of February at 10:30am in Portlaoise Library. Booking is essential, please email m.nolan@laoischildcare.ie to book you place. Places are limited, when booking please advise if you will be attending with children or not and how many children will be in your care.

AIM Workshop for Laois Providers

Event date Wed, Feb 23, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Event date MS Teams

Laois CCC are providing an online workshop on supporting communicating AIM with parents on Wednesday 23rd of February (3:00-4.00pm or 7:00-8:00pm) online via Microsoft Teams.  If you, or any of your staff would like to book a place on this information session please email Michelle at m.nolan@laoischildcare.ie with the participants email address (so a link can be sent directly to the participant) or call 057 86 61029 / 057 8681970 for more information.

AIM Workshop for Laois Providers

Event date Wed, Feb 23, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event date MS Teams

Laois CCC are providing an online workshop on supporting communicating AIM with parents on Wednesday 23rd of February (3:00-4.00pm or 7:00-8:00pm) online via Microsoft Teams.  If you, or any of your staff would like to book a place on this information session please email Michelle at m.nolan@laoischildcare.ie with the participants email address (so a link can be sent directly to the participant) or call 057 86 61029 / 057 8681970 for more information.

Parent’s Drop – In Information Session

Event date Fri, Mar 04, 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Event date Portlaoise Library

Does your child need support to access pre-school? Drop in to Portlaoise Library on Friday 4th March to find out more information on the supports available under the AIM model and procedure in making an application. Please see the details below

AIM Information Session for Providers

Event date Tue, Mar 22, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Event date MS Teams

Laois County Childcare Committee, in conjunction with members of the AIM team will be hosting an on-line information session for service providers on the AIM programme. Date: Tuesday 22 March 2022 Time: 3:00 – 4:00pm or 7:00 – 8:00pm online via Microsoft Teams If you, or any of your staff would like to book a place on this information session please email Michelle at m.nolan@laoischildcare.ie with the participant’s email address (so the link can be sent directly to the participant) or call 057 86 61029 / 057 86 81907 for more information.

AIM Information Session for Providers

Event date Tue, Mar 22, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event date MS Teams

Laois County Childcare Committee, in conjunction with members of the AIM team will be hosting an on-line information session for service providers on the AIM programme. Date: Tuesday 22 March 2022 Time: 3:00 – 4:00pm or 7:00 – 8:00pm online via Microsoft Teams If you, or any of your staff would like to book a place on this information session please email Michelle at m.nolan@laoischildcare.ie with the participant’s email address (so the link can be sent directly to the participant) or call 057 86 61029 / 057 86 81907 for more information.

AIM Information Session for Parents

Event date Tue, Mar 29, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event date MS Teams

Laois County Childcare Committee, in conjunction with members of the AIM team will be hosting an on-line information session for parents on the AIM programme. Date: Tuesday 29th March 2022 Time: 7:00 – 8:00pm online via Microsoft Teams If you would like to book a place on this information session please email Michelle at m.nolan@laoischildcare.ie with the participant’s email address (so the link can be sent directly to the participant) or call 057 86 61029 / 057 86 81907 for more information.

Building connections between the child and the childminder

Event date Tue, Apr 05, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Event date MS Teams

Starting with a new Childminder is a major life change for young children, their families and for you as a Childminder. Settling in with a new Childminder always needs careful consideration, but the last 2 years of Covid restrictions have impacted the process of separation from parents more than ever. In this discussion with Childminders, Joanna will help us to understand what is going on for the child and how we can help manage the period of adjustment for everyone’s benefit. To book your free place: Email: m.nolan@laoischildcare.ie  or Tel: 057 8661029 / 8681970 Joanna Fortune is an accredited psychotherapist and attachment specialist. She is the author of the best-selling 15-Minute Parenting series of books (0-7 years; 8-12 years and the Teenage years.  She is the host of the 15-Minute parenting podcast and founded the Solamh Parent Child Relationship Clinic in Dublin in 2010 (www.solamh.com)where she has worked with families around a variety of i

Always Children First – Child Protection and Welfare Training

Event date Wed, Apr 27, 1:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Event date Portlaoise Parish Centre

Always Children First Child Protection and Welfare Training for DLP’s of Laois ELC and SAC services – For more information or to book a place please contact Sinead at 057 866102 or email s.brophy@laoischildcare.ie

Laois Providers Consultation Session – HAVE YOUR SAY

Event date Wed, May 04, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event date Portlaoise Parish Centre

Laois Providers Consultation Session – HAVE YOUR SAY Revised Early Years Education Inspection Model -Birth to 6 Years Wednesday 4th May 7:00 – 8:00pm Portlaoise Parish Cente, Stradbally Rd, Moneyballytyrrell, Portlaoise, Co. Laois, R32 FH67 Email Michelle to book your place m.nolan@laoischildcare.ie or call 057 86 61029 / 057 86 81970 for more information.  

Laois Providers Consultation Session – HAVE YOUR SAY

Event date Thu, May 12, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Event date Portlaoise Parish Centre

Revised Early Years Education Inspection Model -Birth to 6 Years Wednesday 12th May 7:00 – 8:30pm Portlaoise Parish Cente, Stradbally Rd, Moneyballytyrrell, Portlaoise, Co. Laois, R32 FH67 Email Michelle to book your place m.nolan@laoischildcare.ie or call 057 86 61029 / 057 86 81970 for more information.

Are you a childminder or thinking of becoming a Childminder?

Event date Tue, May 17, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Event date Online

Join our FREE online event on May 17th from 7:30pm. To book you place email Michelle at m.nolan@laoischildcare.ie or call 057 8661029 / 8681970 for more information.

Tusla Always Children First Child Safeguarding Awareness Training for Organisations

Event date Wed, May 18, 1:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Event date Portlaoise Parish Centre

Always Children First Child Safeguarding Awareness Training for Organisations for ELC and SAC services in Laois – For more information or to book a place please contact Sinead at 057 866102 or email s.brophy@laoischildcare.ie

Core Funding Information Session- For Sessional Services

Event date Thu, May 19, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event date Portlaoise Parish Centre

Laois County Childcare Committee will host an information session on the Core Funding in the Portlaoise Parish Centre.  For more information please contact Claire on 057 8661029/81970

Parents AIM Information Session

Event date Mon, May 23, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event date Rathdowney Library

Laois County Childcare Committee, will be hosting a session for parents on the AIM programme in Rathdowney Library, Co. Laois If you would like to book a place on this information session please email Michelle at m.nolan@laoischildcare.ie w or call 057 86 61029 / 057 86 81907 for more information.

Compliance Information Session

Event date Tue, May 24, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event date MS Teams

Laois County Childcare Committee will host on online Compliance information Session.  For more information please contact Sinead on 057 86 61029 or email s.brophy@laoischildcare.ie

Core Funding Information Session- For Full Day Services

Event date Thu, May 26, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event date Portlaoise Parish Centre

Laois County Childcare Committee will host an information session on the Core Funding in the Portlaoise Parish Centre.  For more information please contact Claire on 057 8661029/81970

Online Compliance Information Session

Event date Tue, May 31, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event date MS Teams

Laois County Childcare Committee will host on online Compliance information Session.  For more information please contact Sinead on 057 86 61029 or email s.brophy@laoischildcare.ie

Online – AIM Provider Information Session

Event date Thu, Jun 02, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event date MS Teams

Laois County Childcare Committee will be hosting an on-line information session for service providers on the AIM programme.  Please contact Michelle for more information on 057 86 61029/81970 or email m.nolan@laoischildcare.ie

Childminder Coffee Morning and Play Session

Event date Tue, Jun 07, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Event date Portlaoise Parish Centre

Laois CCC are inviting you to a FREE coffee morning and play session on Tuesday 7th June 10:30 in Portlaoise Paarish Centre. Whether or not you are childminding or would like to receive information you are more than welcome to come and join and bring the children in your care. Booking is essential, please email m.nolan@laoischildcare.ie to book you place. When booking please advise if you will be attending with children or not and how many children will be in your care.

Core Funding Information Session- For Sessional Services

Event date Thu, Jun 09, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event date Portlaoise Parish Centre

Laois County Childcare Committee will host an information session on the Core Funding in the Portlaoise Parish Centre.  For more information please contact Claire on 057 8661029/81970

Core Funding Information Session- For Full Day Services

Event date Thu, Jun 16, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event date Portlaoise Parish Centre

Laois County Childcare Committee will host an information session on the Core Funding in the Portlaoise Parish Centre.  For more information please contact Claire on 057 8661029/81970

Tusla Always Children First Child Safeguarding Awareness Training for Organisations

Event date Tue, Nov 15, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Event date Portlaoise Parish Centre

The next Tusla Always Children First Child Safeguarding Awareness Training for Organisations will take place in the Portlaoise Parish Centre on Tuesday 15th November and Wednesday 16th November from 7pm- 10pm (Both evenings must be attended).  Please be advised that a prerequisite of attending this training is that participants have completed the *Tusla E Learning Children First Programme” If you wish to take part in this training, please contact Sinead on 057 8661029 or email s.brophy@laoischildcare.ie  

Always Children First – Child Protection and Welfare Training

Event date Tue, Nov 15, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Event date Portlaoise Parish Centre

Always Children First Child Protection and Welfare Training for Laois ELC and SAC services – The next Tusla Always Children First Child Safeguarding Awareness Training for Organisations will take place in the Portlaoise Parish Centre on Tuesday 15th November and Wednesday 16th November from 7pm- 10pm (Both evenings must be attended).  Please be advised that a prerequisite of attending this training is that participants have completed the *Tusla E Learning Children First Programme” *The Tusla E Learning Children First Programme. This is an online training session which takes approximately 1.5 hours to complete.  If you have not already completed the online training please copy this link into your browser and scroll down to the blue box where it states “access the training”  http://www.tusla.ie/children-first/children-first-e-learning-programme.  You will be required to enter an email address and password.  At the end of the session the certificate wil

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