On the 24th April 2018, we held a launch for our new publication "To Compliance and Beyond" A Guide for Early Years Services. 

The evening was a great success with an inspiring talk from Grainne McKenna who spoke about Professionalism and Self-Care and its importance in the sector.

All attendees were given a copy of the publication. 

Thank you to all who attended the launch of our new publication "To Compliance and Beyond" with special thanks to Grainne McKenna for her fantastic talk. 

Photographs from the event have been added to our gallery and can be viewed here:




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 need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Leadership for INCLusion in the Early Years Programme (LINC)

The application process for students interested in partaking in the LINC Programme for the 2018/2019 academic year commenced on the 12th March 2018.

Please click the link to view a digital version of the 2018 LINC flyer LINC POSTER FLYER 2018

The Leadership for INCLusion in the Early Years Programme (LINC), is a level 6 Special Purpose Award (Higher Education).  The programme is designed to enhance inclusion of children with additional needs in early years settings through the development of the role of Inclusion Co-Ordinator (INCO).  The programme was introduced as part of the Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) in 2016. You may be aware that settings employing a LINC-qualified INCO are entitled to receive additional capitation as part of the ECCE programme. Further information on LINC is available at www.lincprogramme.ie

Dublin City Childcare Committee are delighted to host a Tutor from the LINC Programme at an information session on Thursday 22 March 2018 at 6.30pm in the National College of Ireland, Dublin. 

The purpose of the information session is to inform you of the structure of the LINC Programme, the entry requirements and other elements of relevance, as well as how you can apply to get a place on the programme for you or one of the other staff in your setting.  There will be an opportunity for you to raise any questions that you may have in relation to the programme itself.   

Please click on the link below to book onto the LINC roadshow as part of our Access and Inclusion Information Session on March 22nd at the National College of Ireland (NCI)




PIP Announcement 12th March 2018 Force Majeure update for Storm Emma

​ Many thanks to all the services who have submitted their Force Majeure forms. We are currently processing them and will be in contact should we require any further clarifications.

Childcare services that were forced to close  between Wednesday 28th February and Friday the 2nd March  as a result of the RED Weather Warning issued by The National Emergency Coordination Group (NECG) will be paid for children registered for current schemes for those days.

Services that were forced to close for a longer period due to the weather conditions  should submit the Force Majeure Form to Pobal as soon as possible. Pobal will contact these services for additional information if required.

Log onto your PIP Portal to view full details.

Therefore, only services that were closed on dates outside of 28/02 – 02/03 will be required to complete a Force Majeure. Services that closed only during that time period are not expected to complete the Force Majeure forms.

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