Over €6.8 Million Announced for Childcare Capital Programme

Outdoor play areas, extra spaces and essential maintenance are to be supported by € 6.8m in capital funding for childcare services in 2018, according to Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone.
Applications will open in February 2018 to ensure children of all ages will benefit as soon as possible.
Services will be able to apply online using a single application form through PIP.

Getting your quotation from JAGGO:
Call us on 059-9148605
E-mail to info@jaggo.ie
or Create your individual quotation online http://www.jaggo.ie/generate-quote/

Details of Funding Strands available:

Strand 1 will accommodate applications from early years providers who wish to create additional childcare places for children in the 0-5 age range, with particular emphasis on 0-3 places. The maximum grant available is € 50,000.00 and is intended to allow for the full cost of a minor expansion project or the purchase of a temporary structure to meet local demand.

Strand 2 will accommodate grants of up to €20,000.00 for building improvements and maintenance and is exclusively for community early years services.

Strand 3 will provide funding for the creation on natural outdoor play areas, to create opportunities for children to play outdoors in a way which promotes physical development, provides health benefits and facilitates children to learn about risk and challenges in a natural and safe environment.This initiative is targeted at early years services of 0-50 children capacity that have not previously availed of such funding. Services can apply for grants of up to a maximum of € 7,000.00.

Strand 4 will provide funding for school age childcare providers who wish to create additional childcare places through expansion, relocation or the establishment of a new facility to meet demand. The maximum grant available under this strand is € 20,000.00.

Strand 5 will provide grants of up to a maximum of € 5,000.00 for building improvements and maintenance and is exclusively for community school age services.

Full guidelines and details of the programs, as well as an exact timetable for applications, appraisals and approvals, will follow in January 2018.
Providers are encouraged to contact their local City / County Childcare Committees with any questions they may have.

Your funding will go a long way with JAGGO furniture and equipment. Investing in the highest quality materials can produce long-term benefits for children and staff, increase enrollment,and may improve your TUSLA rating. Few other one-time investments offer such a return.

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NEW! Outlast Blocks & Ramps

Your wish for outdoor wooden play equipment has come true: Wood that will last outdoors in rain or shine for years and years and years. It is weatherproof, non-toxic, durable, easy to care for and FSC certified.productvideo

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Appointed “Preferred Supplier” by ECI

We are delighted to be appointed “Preferred Supplier” by Early Childhood Ireland (ECI). Contact us for your capital grant 2016 quotation.
To safeguard your investment we offer a unique and proven 10 year guarantee on our early years furniture.
We have been creating inspirational learning environments that support children’s learning and development in Ireland since 1999 and look forward to supporting you into the future.

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Using your funding wisely – The Economics of Quality

The Economics of Quality
Some people will say that JAGGO is expensive. However, if you compare the longevity of our products against cheaper alternatives, it is easy to see why this is a misconception. Budget furniture mostly lasts less than four years, and can look terrible after just a few months. JAGGO will never last less than 10 years, and still looks great even then.
But product replacement costs are not the whole picture. Hidden costs such as a poor report, unimpressed parents and unfilled places will have a far greater impact.
A decision to invest in quality childcare equipment, rather than cheaper alternatives, is a wise one.Play-Area

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Budget 2016

Dr. James Reilly, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, has announced the launch of capital funding totalling € 4 million for Early Years services in 2016.

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Introducing Outlast Blocks

Your wish for outdoor wooden play equipment has come true: Wood that will last outdoors in rain or shine for years and years and years. Outlast Blocks Outlastmudkitchen

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Happy, Healthy, Able

We will exhibit at the Early Childhood Ireland Conference on Saturday, 05.04.2014 and are looking forward to seeing you there.


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Engineers Week with JAGGO Blocks

Budding Engineers had a great time building with JAGGO Blocks during Engineers Week.
Read the full article on the Early Childhood Ireland Website.

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New Look JAGGO Website

We are happy to introduce our new look web-site to you and hope you will enjoy your visit.

It is designed with Aistear and Síolta in mind to help you with the creation of interest areas in your setting. It is still a work in progress and we will continue to up-load new items regularly.

As a special service to our customers we are now offering all our free learning resources online for you to download in the ‘learning centre’.

Under ‘projects’ you can view some photos of services we equipped and the ‘catalogue’ button will bring you straight to our two main catalogues to see our full range of furniture and equipment.

Orders can now be placed online as well as per e-mail, phone and fax.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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Building blocks ‘crucial to child’s early development’

Children who play with building blocks are likely to develop greater social, mathematical and creative skills, research has suggested.

Building blocks were first mass produced 100 years ago, but even today child experts maintain they remain the foundation of a good education.

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