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, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DECDIY) 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. Our staff team based in our Arran Quay offices, are availble to answer queries related to the early years sector.
View What We Do below for more information.
One of our main objectives is to work proactively and in partnership with the sector to encorage best practice, quality, sustainable and effective early years services for children. We offer a wide variety of services to Early Learning and Care and School-Age Childcare providers and practitioners.
This includes advice on setting up a new service, sustainability, applying for Childcare Funding programmes etc. We also provide information and support to services in order to adhere to Early Years Regulations and School Age Regulations and assistance with development and review of policies and procedures. We are available to provide support, guidance and information to new as well as existing services.
We work with home based Childminders, providing information and advice on setting up a Childminding service and supporting them to become Voluntary Notified.
One of our key objectives is to work with parents and families to provide support and advice in sourcing the best possible early years solution to meet their family’s needs and circumstances. Dublin City Childcare Committee welcome calls from parents or members of the public who are looking for childcare or have queries related to Early Learning and Care, our team are more than happy to provide information, advice or support.
We provide a range of professional training for Early Learning and Care and School-Care Childcare providers, practitioners, and childminders to respond to the ever changing and evolving sector.
We also offer seminars and workshops for parents.
To view our upcoming training and events visit our Eventbrite booking page
We are available to support Parent & Toddler groups by providing information and guidance in relation to set up and general support throughout the lifespan of the group. DCCC also provide administrative support in relation to Parent & Toddler grant applications.