PARENT & TODDLER GROUP INITIATIVE GRANT APPLICATIONS 2019 - NOW OPEN

PARENT & TODDLER GROUP INITIATIVE GRANT APPLICATIONS 2019 - NOW OPEN

          PARENT & TODDLER GROUP INITIATIVE GRANT 2019  Dublin City Childcare Committee CLG are delighted to announce that the Parent & Toddler Group Grant Applications are now open. For information on the Parent & Toddler Group grants and to request an application form please contact This email address is...
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DCYA Announcement Minister publishes detailed implementation plan for First 5

DCYA Announcement Minister publishes detailed implementation plan for First 5

Minister publishes detailed implementation plan for First 5, the whole-of-Government strategy for babies, young children and their families Wednesday 22nd May 2019 The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone, has today unveiled the Government’s initial implementation plan for...
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DCYA Press Release: Have your say on School Age Childcare

DCYA Press Release: Have your say on School Age Childcare

Have your say on School Age Childcare Public Consultation launched ahead of National Childcare Scheme Tuesday 21st May 2019 The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone TD, today launched a public and stakeholder consultation process on future regulations and a quality...
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Attention Parents! The first step in applying for National Childcare Scheme is to have a Public Services Card

Attention Parents! The first step in applying for National Childcare Scheme is to have a Public Services Card

  Attention Parents! The first step in applying for the new National Childcare Scheme is to apply for a Public Services Card, if you do not already have one. You will need this card to register for a verified MyGovID account.  Click on the image below to view the Public Services Card Video:...
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The Early Years’ Service Profile 2018/2019 is now LIVE on the PIP portal

The Early Years’ Service Profile 2018/2019 is now LIVE on the PIP portal

        The Early Years’ Service Profile 2018/2019 is now LIVE on the PIP portal What is the Early Years Service Profile? The Early Years Service Profile is an annual survey completed by Early Learning and Care providers.  The survey is developed by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and Pobal in consultation...
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DCYA Press Release- Childcare Programme Support Payments open for applications

DCYA Press Release- Childcare Programme Support Payments open for applications

€19m Childcare Programme Support Payments open for applications Funding will assist services ahead of National Childcare Scheme Payments to issue end June Friday 10th May 2019 The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone T.D., today announced the opening of applications for a...
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HSE MyChild.ie website for Parents

HSE MyChild.ie website for Parents

        If you are looking for reliable information in one place, the HSE website Mychild.ie is a great resource of information and guidance for parents. It contains a wealth on information from pregnancy right through to baby and toddler care, development and health. It also includes information on...
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DCYA Press Release - National Childcare Scheme, Early Learning & Care Capital Funding Announcement

DCYA Press Release - National Childcare Scheme, Early Learning & Care Capital Funding Announcement

    DCYA Press Release - National Childcare Scheme, Early Learning & Care Capital Funding Announcement  Monday 15th April 2019   Minister announces capital funding for service providers who sign up to the National Childcare Scheme Funding will allow providers to purchase ICT support to assist in...
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Parents Notice – School-Age Childcare

Parents Notice – School-Age Childcare

            Parents Notice – School-Age Childcare Childcare services for school-age children must now register with Tusla, the Child and Family Agency. School-age childcare services have not, to date, been subject to registration, so this is a significant step forward in ensuring quality school-age childcare. Services...
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DCYA Press Release - Minister Zappone welcomes the report of the National Disability Authority with regard to overage exemptions for the ECCE free pre-school programme

DCYA Press Release - Minister Zappone welcomes the report of the National Disability Authority with regard to overage exemptions for the ECCE free pre-school programme

    DCYA Press Release - Minister Zappone welcomes the report of the National Disability Authority with regard to overage exemptions for the ECCE free pre-school programme Friday 29th March 2019 The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone and the Minister for Education and...
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DCYA Press Release - Zappone confirms Childcare Programme Support Payments worth over €19m

DCYA Press Release - Zappone confirms Childcare Programme Support Payments worth over €19m

    DCYA Press Release - Zappone confirms Childcare Programme Support Payments worth over €19m Thursday 21st March 2019 Application window 13th May – 21st June 2019 Payments to issue end June The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone T.D., today announced details of the...
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National Childcare Scheme Training

National Childcare Scheme Training

    National Childcare Scheme Training - Phase 1 On Monday, 11th March 2019, An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, T.D. and Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone,  announced the launch of the National Childcare Scheme, the pathway to quality, accessible, affordable Early Learning and Care and...
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DCYA Press Release - Increase in Capital Grant Funding for Play and Recreation 2019

DCYA Press Release - Increase in Capital Grant Funding for Play and Recreation 2019

    DCYA Press Release - Increase in Capital Grant Funding for Play and Recreation 2019 Tuesday 19th March 2019   The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Dr Katherine Zappone TD, today announced an increase in funding for children’s play and recreation facilities across Ireland. Every year funding...
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DCYA Press Release - Minister Zappone Welcomes Positive Response to the National Childcare Scheme

DCYA Press Release - Minister Zappone Welcomes Positive Response to the National Childcare Scheme

    DCYA Press Release - Minister Zappone Welcomes Positive Response to the National Childcare Scheme Monday 11th March 2019   The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, has today welcomed the news of the overwhelmingly positive response to the new National Childcare Scheme, the...
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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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PARENT & TODDLER GROUP INITIATIVE GRANT APPLICATIONS 2019 - NOW OPEN
PARENT & TODDLER GROUP INITIATIVE GRANT APPLICATIONS 2019 - NOW OPEN
DCYA Announcement Minister publishes detailed implementation plan for First 5
DCYA Announcement Minister publishes detailed implementation plan for First 5
DCYA Press Release: Have your say on School Age Childcare
DCYA Press Release: Have your say on School Age Childcare
Attention Parents! The first step in applying for National Childcare Scheme is to have a Public Services Card
Attention Parents! The first step in applying for National Childcare Scheme is to have a Public Services Card
The Early Years’ Service Profile 2018/2019 is now LIVE on the PIP portal
The Early Years’ Service Profile 2018/2019 is now LIVE on the PIP portal
DCYA Press Release- Childcare Programme Support Payments open for applications
DCYA Press Release- Childcare Programme Support Payments open for applications
HSE MyChild.ie website for Parents
HSE MyChild.ie website for Parents
DCYA Press Release - National Childcare Scheme, Early Learning & Care Capital Funding Announcement
DCYA Press Release - National Childcare Scheme, Early Learning & Care Capital Funding Announcement
Parents Notice – School-Age Childcare
Parents Notice – School-Age Childcare
DCYA Press Release - Minister Zappone welcomes the report of the National Disability Authority with regard to overage exemptions for the ECCE free pre-school programme
DCYA Press Release - Minister Zappone welcomes the report of the National Disability Authority with regard to overage exemptions for the ECCE free pre-school programme
DCYA Press Release - Zappone confirms Childcare Programme Support Payments worth over €19m
DCYA Press Release - Zappone confirms Childcare Programme Support Payments worth over €19m
National Childcare Scheme Training
National Childcare Scheme Training
DCYA Press Release - Increase in Capital Grant Funding for Play and Recreation 2019
DCYA Press Release - Increase in Capital Grant Funding for Play and Recreation 2019
DCYA Press Release - Minister Zappone Welcomes Positive Response to the National Childcare Scheme
DCYA Press Release - Minister Zappone Welcomes Positive Response to the National Childcare Scheme
DCYA Press Release - National Childcare Scheme
DCYA Press Release - National Childcare Scheme

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

June 21, 2019

PARENT & TODDLER GROUP INITIATIVE GRANT APPLICATIONS 2019 - NOW OPEN

PARENT & TODDLER GROUP INITIATIVE GRANT 2019 Dublin City Childcare Committee CLG are delighted to announce that the Parent & Toddler Group Grant Applications are now open. For information on the Parent & Toddler Group grants and to request an application…
May 23, 2019

DCYA Announcement Minister publishes detailed implementation plan for First 5

Minister publishes detailed implementation plan for First 5, the whole-of-Government strategy for babies, young children and their families Wednesday 22nd May 2019 The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone, has today unveiled the…
May 23, 2019

DCYA Press Release: Have your say on School Age Childcare

Have your say on School Age Childcare Public Consultation launched ahead of National Childcare Scheme Tuesday 21st May 2019 The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone TD, today launched a public and stakeholder consultation process on…
May 16, 2019

Attention Parents! The first step in applying for National Childcare Scheme is to have a Public Services Card

Attention Parents! The first step in applying for the new National Childcare Scheme is to apply for a Public Services Card, if you do not already have one. You will need this card to register for a verified MyGovID account. Click on the image below to view…
May 15, 2019

The Early Years’ Service Profile 2018/2019 is now LIVE on the PIP portal

The Early Years’ Service Profile 2018/2019 is now LIVE on the PIP portal What is the Early Years Service Profile? The Early Years Service Profile is an annual survey completed by Early Learning and Care providers. The survey is developed by the Department of…

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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