DCCC Staff Training Day Wednesday 21st October 20

DCCC Staff Training Day Wednesday 21st October 20

                      Due to a staff training day on Wednesday 21st October, the DCCC team will be unavailable.  Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. // or leave a voicemail on 01 8733696 and we will revert back to you on Thursday 22nd October....
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Tip Sheets for operations during COVID-19

Tip Sheets for operations during COVID-19

This First 5 website provides guidance for service providers on the operation of ELC and SAC services based on the latest public health advice available from the HPSC, which has been approved by NPHET. Public health advice is subject to ongoing review/updating by the HPSC. If the public health...
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ELC & SAC COVID-19 Sustainability Support Fund-Deadline Extended

ELC & SAC COVID-19 Sustainability Support Fund-Deadline Extended

  PIP Announcement 14th October 2020 Dear Provider, We are pleased to announce that a further applicant window to apply for the COVID-19 Sustainability Support Fund will open from today 14th October 2020 and will close at 5pm on 20th October 2020. All applications that were received after 5pm on 13th...
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The National Child Safeguarding Programme; Early Learning and Care: Website and Twitter page

The National Child Safeguarding Programme; Early Learning and Care: Website and Twitter page

The National Child Safeguarding Programme; Early Learning and Care: Website and Twitter Page The National Child Safeguarding Programme; Early Learning and Care provides the only Tusla approved sector specific Child Safeguarding Programme in Ireland.  Full of Early Learning and Care sector specific...
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Updated Child Safeguarding Statement Template and Information Sheet

Updated Child Safeguarding Statement Template and Information Sheet

  The National Child Safeguarding Programme; Early Learning and Care Updated Child Safeguarding Statement Template and Information Sheet The National Child Safeguarding Programme; Early Learning and Care is the only Tusla approved, Early Learning and Care sector specific Child Safeguarding training...
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NEW WORKSHOPS: Enhancing Leadership and Management Skills in Times of Uncertainty

NEW WORKSHOPS: Enhancing Leadership and Management Skills in Times of Uncertainty

*New Online Workshops Available to Book Now! * Enhancing Leadership and Management Skills in Times of Uncertainty - Two workshop dates available to book. This workshop will be delivered on both the 20th and 21st October online from 6-9 p.m. This interactive workshop delivered by Samantha Magee...
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Inclusion Co-Ordinator application deadline is 31 October

Inclusion Co-Ordinator application deadline is 31 October

  Inclusion Co-Ordinator application deadline is 31 October The role of the Inclusion Coordinator is an important one within a service. Pre-school settings employing a LINC graduate (who has agreed to take on the role and responsibilities of the Inclusion Co-ordinator) receive an increase of €2 per child...
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DCYA'S Early Years Bulletin Sept 20

DCYA'S Early Years Bulletin Sept 20

DCYA have shared their September 2020 edition of their Early Years Bulletin which includes updates from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs, Departmennt of Education and Skills, Tusla & Pobal. The following topics are featured include: Workforce Development Plan and New Funding Model COVID-19...
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Minister O’Gorman launches National Quality Guidelines for School-Age Childcare Services

Minister O’Gorman launches National Quality Guidelines for School-Age Childcare Services

  Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, T.D., has launched the National Quality Guidelines for School-Age Childcare Services. The National Quality Guidelines describe the features of good quality practice in childcare services for school-age children,...
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REMINDER TO COMPLETE PART B RE-REGISTRATION

REMINDER TO COMPLETE PART B RE-REGISTRATION

  REMINDER TO COMPLETE PART B RE-REGISTRATION DCCC would like to remind all service providers to complete their part b re-registrations if they haven’t already done so. Please see the linka buttons which include Tusla's announcement on Re-registration and Guidance on Re-registration including how to upload...
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Learner Fund Bursary 2020 now open for Applications!

Learner Fund Bursary 2020 now open for Applications!

  Learner Fund Bursary 2020 Dublin Childcare Committee on behalf of DCYA are pleased to announce that a new round of the Learner Fund Bursary has commenced on the 14th September 2020.  The Learner Fund Bursary is open to all new graduates of a recognised Early Childhood Education and Care degree...
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Please inform DCCC if you have a Suspected or Confirmed Case of Covid-19 in  your service

Please inform DCCC if you have a Suspected or Confirmed Case of Covid-19 in your service

      Please inform DCCC if you have a Suspected or Confirmed Case of Covid-19 in your service within Dublin City   Procedure for a Suspected or Confirmed Case of Covid-19 The Department of Children and Youth Affairs have requested that DCCC report any suspected or confirmed case of Covid-19 within...
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Tusla announcement re: Re: Inspections in Early Years Services and available support

Tusla announcement re: Re: Inspections in Early Years Services and available support

Tusla announcement from the 1st September re: Re: Inspections in Early Years Services and available support. It includes guidance on the steps to take with Tusla in the Event of a Staff Member / Child being Suspected or being Confirmed with  COVID- 19. Click below to view the letter: Tusla...
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Wash your hands with Rufus Handwashing Programme

Wash your hands with Rufus Handwashing Programme

Wash your hands with Rufus   As our little ones head back to school, Rufus the handwashing hero is here to help them remember to keep washing their hands. You can find the Rufus song, storybook, videos and colouring sheets here: Teach your kids handwashing the Rufus way The Rufus handwashing...
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Sponsor Referrals on NCS - Information for Providers

Sponsor Referrals on NCS - Information for Providers

Sponsor Referrals on NCS - Information for Providers- PIP Announcement 2nd September 20 Dear Service Provider, This is a reminder of the Sponsor process under NCS. NCS makes special arrangements for vulnerable children and families, a referral is required from a sponsor body for this. The...
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Access and Inclusion Model (AIM)

Access and Inclusion Model (AIM)

Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) The Better Start Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) is a programme of supports designed to ensure that children with disabilities can access and meaningfully participate in the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Programme in mainstream pre-school settings. Its...
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Barnardos Publication: Quality School Age Care-What to look for in a Service to Care for your Child Outside of School

Barnardos Publication: Quality School Age Care-What to look for in a Service to Care for your Child Outside of School

Barnardos have recently published Quality School Age Care-What to look for in a Service to Care for your Child Outside of School booklet which offers guidance to parents or carers who are choosing a quality service to care for their child during the time when they are not available and their child is...
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First Aid Responder (FAR) Reimbursement Fund 2019-2020 Extended

First Aid Responder (FAR) Reimbursement Fund 2019-2020 Extended

    First Aid Responder (FAR) Reimbursement Fund 2019-2020 Extended Correspondence from Tusla includes: Provider Communication letter 19th May 2020: Tusla issued statement on FAR training extension and Covid-19 restrictions for services available on the link below. The CCC Payment process and updated...
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Parent Leaflets: Information on Children First in Early Learning and Care Services

Parent Leaflets: Information on Children First in Early Learning and Care Services

  INFORMATION FOR PARENTS/CARERS ON CHILDREN FIRST IN EARLY LEARNING AND CARE SERVICES-PARENTS LEAFLETS The National Early Years Children First Committee have developed an information leaflet for parents. The purpose of the leaflet is to outline what parents can expect in relation to Child...
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Plans for inspection process during the Covid-19 pandemic

Plans for inspection process during the Covid-19 pandemic

  Plans for inspection process during the Covid-19 pandemic   PIP Announcement 26/06/2020   Dear Service Provider,   The Department of Children and Youth Affairs is very conscious of the stress and additional burden the closure period and preparations for re-opening have put on you as providers but also...
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First 5 Guidance for Reopening

First 5 Guidance for Reopening

  The Department of Children and Youth Affairs has launched a range of online resources and guidance to support service providers, practitioners and parents to prepare for the reopening of Early Learning and Care and School-Age Childcare settings, including childminders. The well-being, health and...
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Code of Professional Responsibilities and Code of Ethics available to download

Code of Professional Responsibilities and Code of Ethics available to download

Code of Professional Responsibilities and Code of Ethics For Early Years Educators available to download This publication is an initiative of the Professionalisation Sub Group (P-SG) of the Early Years Forum. This publication outlines the values and ethics underpinning the work of the early years...
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LET'S GET READY Website & Video launched

LET'S GET READY Website & Video launched

  Press Release 15th June 20: Minister Zappone and Minister McHugh announce information and resources for children preparing for pre-school and junior infants The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone and the Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD, today launched an...
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AIM Announcement for Parents 2020/21

AIM Announcement for Parents 2020/21

The Access and Inclusion Model, (AIM) programme for 2020/2021 is now open Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) The Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) provides a range of supports to enable children with a disability to meaningfully participate in the ECCE preschool programme (www.aim.gov.ie)....
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DCCC Staff Training Day Wednesday 21st October 20
DCCC Staff Training Day Wednesday 21st October 20
October 20, 2020
Tip Sheets for operations during COVID-19
Tip Sheets for operations during COVID-19
October 15, 2020
ELC & SAC COVID-19 Sustainability Support Fund-Deadline Extended
ELC & SAC COVID-19 Sustainability Support Fund-Deadline Extended
October 15, 2020
The National Child Safeguarding Programme; Early Learning and Care: Website and Twitter page
The National Child Safeguarding Programme; Early Learning and Care: Website and Twitter page
October 08, 2020
Updated Child Safeguarding Statement Template and Information Sheet
Updated Child Safeguarding Statement Template and Information Sheet
October 06, 2020
NEW WORKSHOPS: Enhancing Leadership and Management Skills in Times of Uncertainty
NEW WORKSHOPS: Enhancing Leadership and Management Skills in Times of Uncertainty
October 06, 2020
Inclusion Co-Ordinator application deadline is 31 October
Inclusion Co-Ordinator application deadline is 31 October
October 01, 2020
DCYA'S Early Years Bulletin Sept 20
DCYA'S Early Years Bulletin Sept 20
September 30, 2020
Minister O’Gorman launches National Quality Guidelines for School-Age Childcare Services
Minister O’Gorman launches National Quality Guidelines for School-Age Childcare Services
September 24, 2020
REMINDER TO COMPLETE PART B RE-REGISTRATION
REMINDER TO COMPLETE PART B RE-REGISTRATION
September 24, 2020
Learner Fund Bursary 2020 now open for Applications!
Learner Fund Bursary 2020 now open for Applications!
September 14, 2020
Please inform DCCC if you have a Suspected or Confirmed Case of Covid-19 in  your service
Please inform DCCC if you have a Suspected or Confirmed Case of Covid-19 in your service
September 10, 2020
Tusla announcement re: Re: Inspections in Early Years Services and available support
Tusla announcement re: Re: Inspections in Early Years Services and available support
September 10, 2020
Wash your hands with Rufus Handwashing Programme
Wash your hands with Rufus Handwashing Programme
September 02, 2020
Sponsor Referrals on NCS - Information for Providers
Sponsor Referrals on NCS - Information for Providers
September 02, 2020
Access and Inclusion Model (AIM)
Access and Inclusion Model (AIM)
August 10, 2020
Barnardos Publication: Quality School Age Care-What to look for in a Service to Care for your Child Outside of School
Barnardos Publication: Quality School Age Care-What to look for in a Service to Care for your Child Outside of School
July 27, 2020
First Aid Responder (FAR) Reimbursement Fund 2019-2020 Extended
First Aid Responder (FAR) Reimbursement Fund 2019-2020 Extended
July 16, 2020
Parent Leaflets: Information on Children First in Early Learning and Care Services
Parent Leaflets: Information on Children First in Early Learning and Care Services
July 08, 2020
Plans for inspection process during the Covid-19 pandemic
Plans for inspection process during the Covid-19 pandemic
June 29, 2020
First 5 Guidance for Reopening
First 5 Guidance for Reopening
June 22, 2020
Code of Professional Responsibilities and Code of Ethics available to download
Code of Professional Responsibilities and Code of Ethics available to download
June 16, 2020
LET'S GET READY Website & Video launched
LET'S GET READY Website & Video launched
June 15, 2020
AIM Announcement for Parents 2020/21
AIM Announcement for Parents 2020/21
June 10, 2020

ABOUT US

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. 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.


Dublin City Childcare Committee provides assistance and support to early years providers and parents in the Dublin City region

What we do:

For Parents/Guardians
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 years' care, our team are more than happy to provide information, advice or support.
For Parent & Toddler Groups
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.
For Early Years Services Providers
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 years' providers, practitioners and afterschools.
This includes advice on setting up an early years business, sustainability, advice and support on applying for Childcare Funding programmes and Quality Support.
We work with home based Childminders, providing information and advice on setting up a Childminding service and supporting them to become Voluntary Notified.
We are available to provide support, guidance and information to new as well as existing services.
Training and Development
We provide a range of professional training for early years’ practitioners, providers 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

Find out more about DCCC Board and Staff

For general enquiries please visit our contact page.

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