Roscommon CCC Bulletin 01/05/2020
This is the bulletin for the week 27 April – 1 May.
FOR YOUR INFORMATION:
Revenue Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme
Revenue have released v9 of their FAQ document which can be found here:
Changes/additions are highlighted for ease of reference.
Practitioners CPD web page
The CPD resources can be found on the First Five website, in the practitioners section:
There is also a parents’ page which you might like as a parent or to direct your families to:
Preparing for reopening
As we work our way through the varying levels of restrictions due to Covid-19, thoughts begin to turn to what will happen when services reopen. We know some of you have already been contacted by parents, anxious about September and whether their child will still be able to attend, what restrictions might be in place, what precautions you will be taking and so on.
All decisions regarding the reopening of preschools are made by the Government based on the advice of the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET). The team will also be advising Government on how services can maintain good public health practices when they are allowed to reopen. Currently we don’t know what a reopened service will look like or what restrictions you might still be operating under. All you can do is to reassure parents that you have a place for them, and that any changes to your service provision will be communicated as early as possible following decisions from NPHET.
Parent and Toddler group Grant Initiative 2020 update
Roscommon CCC have received the following notification regarding the Parent and Toddler group Grant initiative 2020.
‘In the context of the COVID-19 restrictions it is understood that P&T groups will not be currently meeting. While P&T groups are likely to recommence at some point in 2020 (pending the lifting of restrictions), CCCs should only make a payment to a P&T approved group when they can verify that the group is actually active. In effect, that means that CCCs will not be making P&T payments at this time, payments can proceed when P&T groups are active again’.
Therefore, Roscommon County Childcare Committee will be in contact with parent and toddler groups that applied for the grant to ensure they are active when restrictions are lifted.
MBE Skillnet Closing Date – Level 7 is 8th May ’20. Click here for more details: https://mailchi.mp/e98685fe0c41/special-price-of-2995-for-level-7-this-month-only-9284944?e=fb99f3413c
Roscommon CCC Social Media and Website
Roscommon CCC post regular updates and resources on Roscommon CCC website and Facebook, Instagram and twitter. To follow our updates, please ensure you link our Facebook page, follow our Instagram and our twitter page.
Roscommon CCC website: www.roscommonchildcare.ie
Roscommon CCC Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/roscommonchildcare/
Roscommon CCC Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/child.ross/
Roscommon CCC twitter: https://twitter.com/Ros_Childcare
REMINDER OF THE WEEK:
Just a reminder that we are all working remotely. We are all taking phone calls – the main landline number rings through to our mobile phones. If your call isn’t answered, it may be because we are having a short meeting. Please leave a voicemail and we will get back to you. Please see the attached photo on how our phone system works.
Our contact details are still 0949622540.
Dial 1 for Martina Towey, Administrator.
Dial 2 for Carmel Dunne, Childcare Development Officer.
Dial 3 for Sinead McQuaid, Childcare Development Officer.
Dial 4 for Áine Mannion, Childcare Development Officer.
Dial 5 for Irene Cafferky, Roscommon CCC Manager/Co-ordinator.
Dial 6 for other supports.
Dial 7 for other supports.
Alternatively you can email a staff member on the following email addresses:
Martina Towey firstname.lastname@example.org
Carmel Dunne email@example.com
Sinead McQuaid firstname.lastname@example.org
Áine Mannion email@example.com
Irene Cafferky firstname.lastname@example.org