Supports for Ukrainians in Kildare

Education Support

The Tusla Education Support Service can help you find a school for your children.

Read about how to enrol your children in:

Parents with a child starting primary school can find information in Ukrainian and Russian.

Childcare in Ireland

Kildare County Childcare Committee provide a range of resources on childcare supports and schemes in Ireland. Additionally, KCC can link with local childcare services to determine capacity to provide childcare under the ECCE and NCS programmes. Contact KCCC at info@kccc.ie.

The National Childcare Scheme https://www.ncs.gov.ie/en/

The ECCE Free Pre-school Years https://www.kccc.ie/#government-schemes

Choosing A Childminder: A Guide for Parents https://www.kccc.ie/News/ID/1238

The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth has produced these helpful guides to Childcare in Ireland for parents arriving from Ukraine https://www.kccc.ie/News/ID/1240

Provision of Stay and Play sessions for Families in rest centres

Development Officers with Kildare County Childcare Committee can deliver Stay and Play sessions for parents/children in rest accommodation.

Contact KCCC at info@kccc.ie

School Transport 

School transport services are available to Ukrainian students on the same basis that they are available to children in Ireland. There will be no charge for this where it is available. Further details will be available soon. Contact Transportapplications@education.gov.ie or call 057 932 5467 for more information about school transport.

Third Level Education

Irish third level students returning from Ukraine will be given places to continue their education. 

Qualifications from Ukraine

Quality and Qualifications Ireland have information (in Ukrainian) about its qualifications recognition service. This guide helps you to use QQI’s foreign qualifications recognition service (NARIC).

English Language Classes

You can search for English language classes in your area with the following:

  • Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board (KWETB)

KWETB is a statutory education provider offering English language classes in a Further Education and Training Centre. KWETB offer free beginners and improvers English classes in addition to certified courses that may be beneficial to Ukrainians who are now living in Kildare. 

https://kildarewicklow.etb.ie/fet/find-a-course/

  • Failte Isteach via Third Age Ireland 

Fáilte Isteach is a community project involving predominantly older volunteers welcoming migrants through conversational English classes.

https://www.thirdageireland.ie/failte-isteach 

  • Beginner English Course for Ukrainian Speakers

You can access Beginner English lessons online with your library membership. The course includes vocabulary-focused lessons that introduce the real-world language Ukrainian speakers will need to navigate daily life in English. Topics range from basics like colours and days of the week to more situational vocabulary like visiting a doctor or going grocery shopping. 

You can find your local library through the Kildare Library Service website and visit the branch to register. Once registered, you can access the eLearning portal here

 

Kildare and Wicklow ETB

Kildare and Wicklow ETB, supports and co-ordinates education, training and youth services in Kildare and Wicklow. They specifically provide primary, post primary, post leaving certificate, apprenticeships, traineeships, youth services, music, community, outdoor and adult further education and training. They deliver excellent services that provide for the needs of all learners in our community. In Kildare, KWETB has 11 post-primary schools, 10 Further Education and Training Centres offering adult basic education, English language classes, QQI certified courses across a broad range of subjects including Healthcare, Business, Digital Media, ELC, Social Studies, Equine amongst others. They also offer skills training in hospitality, culinary, transport and many other areas of work. Their Adult Guidance Service offers advice and support to those seeking advice on education or work.  Youthreach offers full-time certified courses to those aged 15-20 who have left school. Please visit Kildare and Wicklow ETB website to access full range of services https://kildarewicklow.etb.ie/