Universal model of Professional course for new age child
carers for women aged 50 – 64 years
50+ Childcare is an EU funded project that aims to establish a European model for courses training child carers and particularly women aged 50+ as a means of activating employment opportunities for this often underemployed group. A large part of the project will be researching current systems in Ireland for childcare training and trading best practice with other partners within the project consortium. The partners include organisations from Poland, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary and Italy. A large part of the project will be researching current systems in Ireland and trading best practice with other partners within the project consortium.
We are looking for volunteers on this project who could contribute towards the development of this model childcare course including specialists in the area of childhood development, childcare training, developmental psychology, social care, and adult learning. Their job will be to provide insight into their area of expertise for the project, take part in discussions and focus groups, and help to promote and publicise the project among their professional network. As the project progresses, there may be an opportunity to take part in project meetings which are held every 6 months in one of the partner countries. Travel and subsistence costs will be covered by the project.
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