"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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PARENT & TODDLER GROUP GRANT APPLICATIONS 2018 NOW OPEN

PARENT & TODDLER GROUP GRANT APPLICATIONS 2018 NOW OPEN

        PARENT & TODDLER GROUP GRANT 2018 Dublin City Childcare Committee are delighted to announce that the 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 being protected...
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DCYA Announcement 1st June 2018 - Capital funding

DCYA Announcement 1st June 2018 - Capital funding

       DCYA Announcement 1st June 2018   Minister announces total of €6.87m in Capital funding to be awarded to providers of Early Years and School Age Childcare this summer ·         €6.87m in Capital funding to be awarded to childcare providers across the country ·         More than 2,700 new childcare places to be...
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Childminding Development Grant Applications 2018 Now Open

Childminding Development Grant Applications 2018 Now Open

    ATTENTION CHILDMINDERS! Dublin City Childcare Committee are delighted to announce that the Childminding Grant Applications 2018 are now open. For further information on the requirements of the grant and to download an application form, please click the link below. Childminding Development Grant 2018...
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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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Spring Newsletter 2018 is now available to download

Spring Newsletter 2018 is now available to download

      DCCC's Spring Newsletter 2018 is now Available! Our Spring Newsletter is now available to download below: DCCC Spring 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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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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Table of ECCE Eligibility Criteria from September 2018

Table of ECCE Eligibility Criteria from September 2018

    Table of ECCE Eligibility Criteria from September 2018 Due to announcements in Budget 2018, please see table below to review information regarding September 2018 eligibility criteria.  This table is also available under the ECCE Calculator on our homepage. 
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DCYA Programme Rules Version 1.1

DCYA Programme Rules Version 1.1

Version 1.1 of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs Childcare Programme Rules has been published. Please find below documents: Version 1.1 of the DCYA Childcare Programme Rules, Letter to Services regarding record keeping and a Notice regarding Version 1.1 Document. The new DCYA Rules...
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CCI - I am a Parent - Affordable Childcare Guide

CCI - I am a Parent - Affordable Childcare Guide

    CCI - I am a Parent - Affordable Childcare Guide Dear Parents/Guardians, Please see below info-graphic CCI - I am a Parent - Affordable Childcare Guide which helps parents see which childcare funding scheme they may be eligible for. It is an interactive guide, just click on the flower heads on the...
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Parents Guide to the National Childcare Funding Programmes 2017-2018 is now available in both English and Irish versions

Parents Guide to the National Childcare Funding Programmes 2017-2018 is now available in both English and Irish versions

A Parents Guide to the Childcare Funding Programmes 2017-2018 is now available in both English and Irish   Parents Guide to the Childcare Funding Programmes 2017-2018 is now available in both English and Irish versions! Dublin City Childcare Committee are delighted to announce that our publication: A...
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"To Compliance and Beyond" A Guide for Early Years Services Is Now Available to Download
PARENT & TODDLER GROUP GRANT APPLICATIONS 2018 NOW OPEN
PARENT & TODDLER GROUP GRANT APPLICATIONS 2018 NOW OPEN
DCYA Announcement 1st June 2018 - Capital funding
DCYA Announcement 1st June 2018 - Capital funding
Childminding Development Grant Applications 2018 Now Open
Childminding Development Grant Applications 2018 Now Open
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
Spring Newsletter 2018 is now available to download
Spring Newsletter 2018 is 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
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
Table of ECCE Eligibility Criteria from September 2018
Table of ECCE Eligibility Criteria from September 2018
DCYA Programme Rules Version 1.1
DCYA Programme Rules Version 1.1
CCI - I am a Parent - Affordable Childcare Guide
CCI - I am a Parent - Affordable Childcare Guide
Parents Guide to the National Childcare Funding Programmes 2017-2018 is now available in both English and Irish versions
Parents Guide to the National Childcare Funding Programmes 2017-2018 is now available in both English and Irish versions

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 15, 2018

"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…
June 14, 2018

PARENT & TODDLER GROUP GRANT APPLICATIONS 2018 NOW OPEN

PARENT & TODDLER GROUP GRANT 2018 Dublin City Childcare Committee are delighted to announce that the that the Parent & Toddler Group Grant Applications are now open. For information on the Parent & Toddler Group grants and to request an application form…
June 01, 2018

DCYA Announcement 1st June 2018 - Capital funding

DCYA Announcement 1st June 2018 Minister announces total of €6.87m in Capital funding to be awarded to providers of Early Years and School Age Childcare this summer · €6.87m in Capital funding to be awarded to childcare providers across the country · More…
May 29, 2018

Childminding Development Grant Applications 2018 Now Open

ATTENTION CHILDMINDERS! Dublin City Childcare Committee are delighted to announce that the Childminding Grant Applications 2018 are now open. For further information on the requirements of the grant and to download an application form, please click the link…
May 10, 2018

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…

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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