AIM Level 1 (Inclusion Co-ordinator Higher Capitation) Guidance on Applications and Role of Inclusion Coordinator

AIM Level 1 (Inclusion Co-ordinator Higher Capitation) Guidance on Applications and Role of Inclusion Coordinator

Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) The Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) is a programme of supports designed to ensure that children with disabilities can access the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Programme in mainstream pre-school settings. Its goal is to empower pre-school providers to...
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Reminder for Providers: Children First Training

Reminder for Providers: Children First Training

Reminder for Providers: to ensure all staff have completed the Tusla ELearning Programme and 30 minute Children First Child Protection Revision Webinar Tusla ELearning Programme Due to current restrictions on training, the National Early Years Children First Programme understand that some Early Learning...
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Updated Early Learning and Care Child Safeguarding Statement Template

Updated Early Learning and Care Child Safeguarding Statement Template

  Dear Providers, For your Information: The National Early Years Children First Programme, in conjunction with Tusla, have updated the Early Learning and Care, Child Safeguarding Statement Template and Information Sheet. Early Learning and Care services are encouraged to read the information sheet...
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Important Deadlines re: Programme Readiness Phase 2

Important Deadlines re: Programme Readiness Phase 2

  Providers please see important deadlines listed below which are included in the Phase 2 Programme Readiness announcement available on PIP:  ***EXTENDED DEADLINES for CCSP/TEC Savers Submission Date for Fee Lists and Calendars*** Registration of Fees List and Service Calendar for ECCE 2020/2021-The ELC...
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July Stimulus Funding Package for ELC & SAC sector

July Stimulus Funding Package for ELC & SAC sector

PIP Announcement: Press Release from DCYA - July Stimulus Funding Package for ELC & SAC sector 27th July 2020 Dear Provider, We wanted to let you know about the July stimulus funding package available to the sector which has just been approved by cabinet as soon as we could. Attached to this email...
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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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Childminders Development and Reopening Grant now open for applications

Childminders Development and Reopening Grant now open for applications

  The Childminders Development Grant has been announced for 2020. It will run alongside the Childminding Re-Opening Grant featured below. A Childminder can apply for both the Childminding Re-opening Grant and the Childminder Development Grant Childminder Development Grant 2020 The purpose of the...
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Reopening Support Payment (RSP) Application Process

Reopening Support Payment (RSP) Application Process

Reopening Support Payment (RSP) Application Process PIP Announcement: 2nd July 2020 - Reopening Updates for Childcare Service Providers 02/07/2020   The application form for the Reopening Support Payment (RSP) will be available on the Early Years Platform (HIVE) from 9am on Friday 3rd July 2020.  All...
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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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COVID 19 Capital Grant Application Open for Applications

COVID 19 Capital Grant Application Open for Applications

**Applications for Capital Grants Open 22nd June ** PIP Announcement 19th June Opening of COVID 19 Capital Grant Application Process  Dear Service Provider, The COVID 19 Capital grant application form will be available on the Early Years Platform (HIVE) from 10am on Monday the 22nd of June. All...
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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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National Children First Office Updates & Information Blasts

National Children First Office Updates & Information Blasts

Information for Parents/Carers on Children First in Early Learning and Care Services-Parents Leaflets  (Please share with parents in your service) The National Early Years Children First Committee have developed an information leaflet for parents. The purpose of the leaflet is to outline what...
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DCYA have launched a new CPD Website

DCYA have launched a new CPD Website

    The DCYA has launched a new webpage where you will find free, online CPD resources, developed and made available through the cooperation of a number of agencies. The resources are designed to support service planning and practitioners’ professional development. Further free, online CPD resources...
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Activities and Ideas to Keep Children Occupied at Home & Supports for Parents

Activities and Ideas to Keep Children Occupied at Home & Supports for Parents

Dear Parents/Guardians, As we are in uncertain times, we are likely to be spending more time at home while we practice social distancing and trying to keep our children occupied can be quite challenging. They are now out of the routine of creche/preschool/school and trying to keep them happy,...
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AIM Level 1 (Inclusion Co-ordinator Higher Capitation) Guidance on Applications and Role of Inclusion Coordinator
AIM Level 1 (Inclusion Co-ordinator Higher Capitation) Guidance on Applications and Role of Inclusion Coordinator
August 10, 2020
Reminder for Providers: Children First Training
Reminder for Providers: Children First Training
August 05, 2020
Updated Early Learning and Care Child Safeguarding Statement Template
Updated Early Learning and Care Child Safeguarding Statement Template
July 30, 2020
Important Deadlines re: Programme Readiness Phase 2
Important Deadlines re: Programme Readiness Phase 2
July 28, 2020
July Stimulus Funding Package for ELC & SAC sector
July Stimulus Funding Package for ELC & SAC sector
July 27, 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
Childminders Development and Reopening Grant now open for applications
Childminders Development and Reopening Grant now open for applications
July 03, 2020
Reopening Support Payment (RSP) Application Process
Reopening Support Payment (RSP) Application Process
July 03, 2020
Plans for inspection process during the Covid-19 pandemic
Plans for inspection process during the Covid-19 pandemic
June 29, 2020
COVID 19 Capital Grant Application Open for Applications
COVID 19 Capital Grant Application Open for Applications
June 22, 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
National Children First Office Updates & Information Blasts
National Children First Office Updates & Information Blasts
June 02, 2020
DCYA have launched a new CPD Website
DCYA have launched a new CPD Website
April 23, 2020
Activities and Ideas to Keep Children Occupied at Home & Supports for Parents
Activities and Ideas to Keep Children Occupied at Home & Supports for Parents
March 24, 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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