Author Archives: Lorraine Farrell

Stepping Stones Early Learning Centre beats off all the competition to scoop FOUR national awards!

Stepping Stones Early Learning Centre in Ballinahown is savouring their success from the Early Childhood Ireland annual awards and the National Childhood Network Smart Start Healthy Ireland Awards. Recently the team in Stepping Stones were awarded four awards highlighting their commitment to health and wellbeing, play, innovation and high quality early learning experiences for young […]

Early Years Capital Funding Announced

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone, has announced that €4m is being provided to improve childcare services.   The 2017 Early Years Capital Funding programme is being made available to childcare centers, crèches and other early year services under three strands:   Strand 1: Additional childcare places Strand 2: Building improvements and maintenance […]