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Dublin City Childcare Committee CLG

DCCC was established in 2002 and is one of 30 City and County Childcare Committees operating nationally.  Funded by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration & Youth to develop, support and enhance early learning and care and school-age childcare services within the remit of Dublin City.

DCCC works proactively and in partnership with the sector to encourage best practice, quality, sustainable and effective Early Learning and Care and School-Age Childcare services for children. 

We work with home-based childminders, providing information and advice on setting up a childminding service, managing a childminding business and supporting them to become registered with Tusla.

We also work with parents and families to provide support and advice in sourcing the best possible early learning and care solution to meet their family's needs and circumstances.

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.

Childcare News

Fee Increase Assessment and Approval Process – Core Funding Year 3

Fee Increase Assessment and Approval Process – Core Funding Year…

Dear Service Provider, As you are aware the Department…

DCCC Weekly Update: 18 July 2024

DCCC Weekly Update: 18 July 2024

In this week's bulletin, Core Funding and Programme Readiness…

Traveller and Roma Education Strategy

Traveller and Roma Education Strategy

Equal Start Additional Funding

News

News

First 5 is a whole-of-Government strategy to improve the lives of babies, young children and their families. It is a ten-year plan to help make sure all children have positive early experiences and get a great start in life. The First 5 website contains lots of useful resources for both practitioners and parents.

First 5 is a whole-of-Government strategy to improve the lives of babies, young children and their families. It is a ten-year plan to help make sure all children have positive early experiences and get a great start in life. The First 5 website contains lots of useful resources for both practitioners and parents.

The National Childcare Scheme

The National Childcare Scheme provides subsidies to help parents meet the cost of quality Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare.

Access & Inclusion Model

The Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) is a model of supports designed to ensure that children with disabilities can access the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Programme.

The National Child Safeguarding Programme: Early Learning and Care

The Child Safeguarding website is a one stop shop for all child safeguarding resources for Early Learning and Care services.