DCYA Press Release - National Childcare Scheme

DCYA Press Release - National Childcare Scheme

    DCYA Press Release - National Childcare Scheme Monday 11th March 2019    Minister launches the National Childcare Scheme for Ireland  Communications Campaign commences- with new website, information resources for parents and providers, over 12,500 training places for childcare providers and major...
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LINC Application process commenced 4th March 2019

LINC Application process commenced 4th March 2019

      Leadership for INCLusion in the Early Years Programme (LINC) The application process for the LINC Programme for the 2019/2020 academic year commenced on the 4th March 2019. The Leadership for INCLusion in the Early Years Programme (LINC), is a level 6 Special Purpose Award (Higher Education). The...
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DCYA Press Release - Minister Zappone announces up to 1,150 free places on the Leadership for Inclusion in the Early Years (LINC) Higher Education Programme

DCYA Press Release - Minister Zappone announces up to 1,150 free places on the Leadership for Inclusion in the Early Years (LINC) Higher Education Programme

    DCYA Press Release - Minister Zappone announces up to 1,150 free places on the Leadership for Inclusion in the Early Years (LINC) Higher Education Programme Tuesday 5th March 2019   Up to 1,150 free training places are being made available to pre-school practitioners to ensure their pre-school services...
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DCYA Press Release - Applications open today (25th February) for €6m in Childcare Capital funding.  Funding for creation of extra places and fire safety

DCYA Press Release - Applications open today (25th February) for €6m in Childcare Capital funding. Funding for creation of extra places and fire safety

    DCYA Press Release - Applications open today (25th February) for €6m in Childcare Capital funding.  Funding for creation of extra places and fire safety Monday 25th February 2019 The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone is announcing the opening of applications for the 2019 Early...
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DCCC Survey -  Families Experiencing Homelessness

DCCC Survey - Families Experiencing Homelessness

          DCCC Survey -  Families Experiencing Homelessness Dublin City Childcare Committee are conducting a survey to review how early years and school aged childcare providers within DCCC's remit are responding to families experiencing homelessness. The survey takes 4 minutes to complete. We would...
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DCYA Press Release - Minister Zappone Welcomes Commencement of School Age Childcare Regulations

DCYA Press Release - Minister Zappone Welcomes Commencement of School Age Childcare Regulations

    DCYA Press Release - Minister Zappone Welcomes Commencement of School Age Childcare Regulations  Monday 18th February 2019 Regulations requiring the registration of school-age childcare services came into effect today, 18th February 2019. Childcare services for school-age children must now register...
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DCYA Press Release - Minister Zappone announces the streamlining of existing targeted childcare schemes in preparation for the transition to the new Affordable Childcare Scheme in October 2019

DCYA Press Release - Minister Zappone announces the streamlining of existing targeted childcare schemes in preparation for the transition to the new Affordable Childcare Scheme in October 2019

    DCYA Press Release - Minister Zappone announces the streamlining of existing targeted childcare schemes in preparation for the transition to the new Affordable Childcare Scheme in October 2019 Thursday 14th February 2019 The Community Childcare Subvention Scheme (CCS) will be merged with the...
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DCYA Press Release - Guidelines issued for Early Learning and Care and School Age Capital Funding

DCYA Press Release - Guidelines issued for Early Learning and Care and School Age Capital Funding

    DCYA Press Release - Guidelines issued for Early Learning and Care and School Age Capital Funding - Statement by Minister Katherine Zappone Thursday 31st January 2019 Guidelines setting out the application process for over €6.1m in childcare capital grants have been published today (31st January...
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New AIM Information Poster and Leaflet 2019

New AIM Information Poster and Leaflet 2019

      The Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) is a model of supports designed to ensure that children with disabilities can access the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Programme.  Its goal is to empower pre-school providers to deliver an inclusive pre-school experience, ensuring that every eligible...
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DCYA Press Release - New Registration System Brings School Age Childcare into Affordable Childcare Scheme

DCYA Press Release - New Registration System Brings School Age Childcare into Affordable Childcare Scheme

    DCYA Press Release - New Registration System Brings School Age Childcare into Affordable Childcare Scheme Thursday 27th December 2018 School age childcare services to be registered for first time with Tusla  Minister Zappone signs the Childcare Support Act 2018 (Commencement) Order 2018 and the...
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CCSR(T) Frequently Asked Questions for Early Learning and Care Settings

CCSR(T) Frequently Asked Questions for Early Learning and Care Settings

      DCCC's " CCSR(T) Frequently Asked Questions for Early Learning and Care Settings" is now Available!   Dublin City Childcare Committee’s new publication ‘CCSR(T) Frequently Asked Questions for Early Learning and Care Settings’ is a quick guide on supporting families and children experiencing...
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Winter Newsletter 2018 is now available to download

Winter Newsletter 2018 is now available to download

      DCCC's Winter Newsletter 2018 is now Available! Our Winter Newsletter is now available to download below: DCCC Winter 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...
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A Parent's Guide to the National Childcare Funding Programmes 2018/2019 is now available in both English and Irish

A Parent's Guide to the National Childcare Funding Programmes 2018/2019 is now available in both English and Irish

  A Parent's Guide to the National Childcare Funding Programmes 2018/2019 is now available in both English and Irish       Dublin City Childcare Committee are delighted to announce that our publication: A Parent's Guide to the National Childcare Funding Programmes 2018/2019 is now available to download...
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Early Years Quality and Regulatory Framework

Early Years Quality and Regulatory Framework

      Early Years Quality and Regulatory Framework           The Early Years Inspectorate has developed a Quality and Regulatory Framework (QRF), to support registered Early Years Services to comply with the 2016 Regulations. The QRF does this by setting out the core regulatory requirements in a transparent way,...
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TOY - Together Old and Young

TOY - Together Old and Young

        Together Old and Young – TOY “A global movement to promote young children and older adults learning together”     The purpose of the TOY Programme is to promote intergenerational learning and create new possibilities for older adults and young children to learn together and benefit from each others’...
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DCYA Press Release - National Childcare Scheme
DCYA Press Release - National Childcare Scheme
LINC Application process commenced 4th March 2019
LINC Application process commenced 4th March 2019
DCYA Press Release - Minister Zappone announces up to 1,150 free places on the Leadership for Inclusion in the Early Years (LINC) Higher Education Programme
DCYA Press Release - Minister Zappone announces up to 1,150 free places on the Leadership for Inclusion in the Early Years (LINC) Higher Education Programme
DCYA Press Release - Applications open today (25th February) for €6m in Childcare Capital funding.  Funding for creation of extra places and fire safety
DCYA Press Release - Applications open today (25th February) for €6m in Childcare Capital funding. Funding for creation of extra places and fire safety
DCCC Survey -  Families Experiencing Homelessness
DCCC Survey - Families Experiencing Homelessness
DCYA Press Release - Minister Zappone Welcomes Commencement of School Age Childcare Regulations
DCYA Press Release - Minister Zappone Welcomes Commencement of School Age Childcare Regulations
DCYA Press Release - Minister Zappone announces the streamlining of existing targeted childcare schemes in preparation for the transition to the new Affordable Childcare Scheme in October 2019
DCYA Press Release - Minister Zappone announces the streamlining of existing targeted childcare schemes in preparation for the transition to the new Affordable Childcare Scheme in October 2019
DCYA Press Release - Guidelines issued for Early Learning and Care and School Age Capital Funding
DCYA Press Release - Guidelines issued for Early Learning and Care and School Age Capital Funding
New AIM Information Poster and Leaflet 2019
New AIM Information Poster and Leaflet 2019
DCYA Press Release - New Registration System Brings School Age Childcare into Affordable Childcare Scheme
DCYA Press Release - New Registration System Brings School Age Childcare into Affordable Childcare Scheme
CCSR(T) Frequently Asked Questions for Early Learning and Care Settings
CCSR(T) Frequently Asked Questions for Early Learning and Care Settings
Winter Newsletter 2018 is now available to download
Winter Newsletter 2018 is now available to download
A Parent's Guide to the National Childcare Funding Programmes 2018/2019 is now available in both English and Irish
A Parent's Guide to the National Childcare Funding Programmes 2018/2019 is now available in both English and Irish
Early Years Quality and Regulatory Framework
Early Years Quality and Regulatory Framework
TOY - Together Old and Young
TOY - Together Old and Young

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

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March 11, 2019

DCYA Press Release - National Childcare Scheme

DCYA Press Release - National Childcare Scheme Monday 11th March 2019 Minister launches the National Childcare Scheme for Ireland Communications Campaign commences- with new website, information resources for parents and providers, over 12,500 training…
March 06, 2019

LINC Application process commenced 4th March 2019

Leadership for INCLusion in the Early Years Programme (LINC) The application process for the LINC Programme for the 2019/2020 academic year commenced on the 4th March 2019. The Leadership for INCLusion in the Early Years Programme (LINC), is a level 6…
March 05, 2019

DCYA Press Release - Minister Zappone announces up to 1,150 free places on the Leadership for Inclusion in the Early Years (LINC) Higher Education Programme

DCYA Press Release - Minister Zappone announces up to 1,150 free places on the Leadership for Inclusion in the Early Years (LINC) Higher Education Programme Tuesday 5th March 2019 Up to 1,150 free training places are being made available to pre-school…
February 25, 2019

DCYA Press Release - Applications open today (25th February) for €6m in Childcare Capital funding. Funding for creation of extra places and fire safety

DCYA Press Release - Applications open today (25th February) for €6m in Childcare Capital funding. Funding for creation of extra places and fire safety Monday 25th February 2019 The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone is announcing…
February 21, 2019

DCCC Survey - Families Experiencing Homelessness

DCCC Survey - Families Experiencing Homelessness Dublin City Childcare Committee are conducting a survey to review how early years and school aged childcare providers within DCCC's remit are responding to families experiencing homelessness. The survey takes…

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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