Upcoming Seminar -  Emotional Well-being in an Early Years Environment

Upcoming Seminar - Emotional Well-being in an Early Years Environment

    Emotional Well-being in an Early Years Environment  Dublin City Childcare Committee are delighted to host a seminar focusing on emotional wellbeing in an early years environment. This seminar will take a holistic view of emotional well-being focusing on all relationships in an ECCE setting, ie. the...
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DCYA Press Release - New Affordable Childcare Scheme to open for applications in October 2019

DCYA Press Release - New Affordable Childcare Scheme to open for applications in October 2019

    DCYA Press Release - New Affordable Childcare Scheme to open for applications in October 2019 Tuesday 6th November 2018   Existing childcare subsidy schemes to remain in place for 2019/20 programme year, ensuring certainty for families and ‘continuity of care’ for children  Comprehensive information and...
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DCYA Press Release - Budget 2019

DCYA Press Release - Budget 2019

    DCYA Press Release - Budget 2019 Wednesday 10th October 2018 Click here to view full press release from Katherine Zappone TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs. Click below to access the Budget 2019 DCYA Information Pack. Budget 2019 DCYA Information Pack
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Launch of 'A Parent's Guide to the National Childcare Funding Programmes 2018/2019'

Launch of 'A Parent's Guide to the National Childcare Funding Programmes 2018/2019'

  Our dedicated staff team launched the ‘Parent’s Guide to the National Childcare Funding Programmes 2018/2019’ in the Jervis Shopping Centre on Thursday the 4th of October 2018. We were also available to answer queries related to the childcare funding, searching for childcare in Dublin and other...
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Minimum Qualifications Requirements in the Early Years

Minimum Qualifications Requirements in the Early Years

        The DYCA has published a list of qualifications that meet the regulatory requirements for working in the Early Years sector in Ireland. This list contains all qualifications which have been approved by DCYA. If your qualification is on the list you do not need to apply to DCYA for qualifications...
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A Parent's Guide to the National Childcare Funding Programmes 2018-2019 is now available!

A Parent's Guide to the National Childcare Funding Programmes 2018-2019 is now available!

    ATTENTION Parents/Guardians: New Parent's Guide to the Childcare Funding Programmes is now available! DCCC are delighted to announce that our publication: A Parent’s Guide to the National Childcare Funding Programmes 2018-2019 is now available to download on the link below: A Parent's Guide to the...
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Autumn Newsletter 2018 is now available to download

Autumn Newsletter 2018 is now available to download

    DCCC's Autumn Newsletter 2018 is now Available! Our Autumn Newsletter is now available to download below: DCCC Autumn Newsletter 2018 All services should receive copies, if you require additional printed copies of the newsletter please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need...
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Rules for DCYA Childcare Funding Programmes 2018/2019

Rules for DCYA Childcare Funding Programmes 2018/2019

          The Department of Children and Youth Affairs Childcare Funding Programme Rules has been published.   Please click here to access the 'Rules for DCYA Childcare Funding Programmes 2018/2019'   The new DCYA Rules document is also available on DCYA's website https://www.dcya.gov.ie/documents/20180810RulesChildcareFundingProgs.pdf...
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"To Compliance and Beyond" A Guide for Early Years Services Is Now Available to Download

      DCCC's "To Compliance and Beyond" A Guide for Early Years Services is now Available! Dublin City Childcare Committee’s new publication ‘To Compliance and Beyond’ is a guide for Early Years services to support their journey towards compliance and the continued provision of quality early years care...
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Updated Criteria for Better Start Quality Development Service

Updated Criteria for Better Start Quality Development Service

Please see documents below for the updated criteria for services requesting quality support from Better Start and a 10 step guidance document on the process. The Better Start Quality Development Service Criteria document below outlines the criteria for which an Early Years Service can make a...
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3rd edition of the National Síolta Aistear Initiative Newsletter is now available

3rd edition of the National Síolta Aistear Initiative Newsletter is now available

  The third edition of the NSAI Newsletter Síolta Aistear Newsletter April 2018 is now available to download.  It contains: • Introduction to the new Aistear Coordinator • Dispositions Tip Sheets • Update on NSAI • Information on Preschool to Primary School Transition Initiative An Irish language...
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DCCC Quick Reference Guide to Aistear, Síolta, AIM and Better Start now available to download

DCCC Quick Reference Guide to Aistear, Síolta, AIM and Better Start now available to download

    DCCC Quick Reference Guide to Aistear, Síolta, AIM and Better Start now available to download                 DCCC's Quick Reference Guide to Aistear, Síolta, AIM and Better Start are now available to download in both English and Irish Versions from the Publications - Childcare Practitioners Resources section of...
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DCYA Announcement Overage Exemptions 5th March 2018

DCYA Announcement Overage Exemptions 5th March 2018

    Further flexibility announced to overage exemptions to free pre-school programme pending outcome of consultation process  Statement by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone Monday 5th March, 2018 Parents of children with disabilities who are now deciding whether to defer...
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Child Protection Information Updated and includes Supporting Documents

Child Protection Information Updated and includes Supporting Documents

      The Child Protection section of our website has now been updated to include information on the requirements of Children First Act 2015 including mandatory reporting and requirement for services to have a Child Safeguarding Statement.  This section also includes supporting documentation including:...
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Data Protection Changes Coming May 25th 2018

Data Protection Changes Coming May 25th 2018

     Data Protection Changes Coming May 25th 2018! The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) very significantly increases the obligations and responsibilities for organisations and businesses in how they collect, use and protect personal data. At the centre of the new law is the requirement for...
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Upcoming Seminar -  Emotional Well-being in an Early Years Environment
Upcoming Seminar - Emotional Well-being in an Early Years Environment
DCYA Press Release - New Affordable Childcare Scheme to open for applications in October 2019
DCYA Press Release - New Affordable Childcare Scheme to open for applications in October 2019
DCYA Press Release - Budget 2019
DCYA Press Release - Budget 2019
Launch of 'A Parent's Guide to the National Childcare Funding Programmes 2018/2019'
Launch of 'A Parent's Guide to the National Childcare Funding Programmes 2018/2019'
Minimum Qualifications Requirements in the Early Years
Minimum Qualifications Requirements in the Early Years
A Parent's Guide to the National Childcare Funding Programmes 2018-2019 is now available!
A Parent's Guide to the National Childcare Funding Programmes 2018-2019 is now available!
Autumn Newsletter 2018 is now available to download
Autumn Newsletter 2018 is now available to download
Rules for DCYA Childcare Funding Programmes 2018/2019
Rules for DCYA Childcare Funding Programmes 2018/2019
"To Compliance and Beyond" A Guide for Early Years Services Is Now Available to Download
Updated Criteria for Better Start Quality Development Service
Updated Criteria for Better Start Quality Development Service
3rd edition of the National Síolta Aistear Initiative Newsletter is now available
3rd edition of the National Síolta Aistear Initiative Newsletter is now available
DCCC Quick Reference Guide to Aistear, Síolta, AIM and Better Start now available to download
DCCC Quick Reference Guide to Aistear, Síolta, AIM and Better Start now available to download
DCYA Announcement Overage Exemptions 5th March 2018
DCYA Announcement Overage Exemptions 5th March 2018
Child Protection Information Updated and includes Supporting Documents
Child Protection Information Updated and includes Supporting Documents
Data Protection Changes Coming May 25th 2018
Data Protection Changes Coming May 25th 2018

Welcome to Dublin City Childcare Committee

Dublin City Childcare Committee (DCCC) is one of 30 City and County Childcare Committees operating nationally.
We are a limited company funded by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA).
We are the first point of contact for anyone seeking advice, information or support in relation to early childhood care and education within Dublin City.
Our focus is to develop, support and enhance early childhood services through working proactively with early years providers, parents and related organisations. Our dedicated staff team, based in our Arran Quay offices, are available to answer queries related to the early years sector.

Due to announcements in Budget 2018, please click here to review information regarding September 2018 eligibility criteria.

For Children Born in 2014 please see attached ECCE Eligibility poster

Latest News

November 07, 2018

Upcoming Seminar - Emotional Well-being in an Early Years Environment

Emotional Well-being in an Early Years Environment Dublin City Childcare Committee are delighted to host a seminar focusing on emotional wellbeing in an early years environment. This seminar will take a holistic view of emotional well-being focusing on all…
November 07, 2018

DCYA Press Release - New Affordable Childcare Scheme to open for applications in October 2019

DCYA Press Release - New Affordable Childcare Scheme to open for applications in October 2019 Tuesday 6th November 2018 Existing childcare subsidy schemes to remain in place for 2019/20 programme year, ensuring certainty for families and ‘continuity of care’…
October 11, 2018

DCYA Press Release - Budget 2019

DCYA Press Release - Budget 2019 Wednesday 10th October 2018 Click here to view full press release from Katherine Zappone TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs. Click below to access the Budget 2019 DCYA Information Pack. Budget 2019 DCYA Information…
October 05, 2018

Launch of 'A Parent's Guide to the National Childcare Funding Programmes 2018/2019'

Our dedicated staff team launched the ‘Parent’s Guide to the National Childcare Funding Programmes 2018/2019’ in the Jervis Shopping Centre on Thursday the 4th of October 2018. We were also available to answer queries related to the childcare funding,…
October 02, 2018

Minimum Qualifications Requirements in the Early Years

The DYCA has published a list of qualifications that meet the regulatory requirements for working in the Early Years sector in Ireland. This list contains all qualifications which have been approved by DCYA. If your qualification is on the list you do not…

About Dublin City Childcare Committee

Dublin City Childcare Committee CLG (DCCC) was established in 2002 and is one of 30 City and County Childcare Committees operating nationally.
Funded directly by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) to develop, support and enhance early childhood services within the remit of Dublin City.
We are the first point of contact for anyone seeking advice, information or support in relation to early childhood care and education within Dublin City.
We work to support the following groups:

  • New and existing Early Years Providers including Childminders and Afterschools
  • Parents
  • Parent and Toddler Groups
  • Students
  • Related Organisations in the early years sector

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