About Us

Dublin City Childcare Committee (DCCC) was established in 2002 and is one of 30 County and City Childcare Committees operating nationally funded by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY). 

DCCC is registered in Dublin as a non-profit company limited by guarantee.  Charity No. CHY 19155. 

 
The charitable purpose of DCCC is to support the development of quality, affordable, accessible and inclusive early childhood care, education and out of school services for all children.
 
• To implement the childcare funding programmes locally on behalf of the Government;
• To develop and implement locally based needs-led strategies in line with governmental policies;
• To consolidate investment in the sector in order to support the continuing development of a stable, integrated and           sustainable childcare infrastructure for all children and families in Dublin City;
• To continue to develop and deliver supports and continuous professional development in conjunction with key                   partners that meet the needs of early childhood care, education and out of school services for all children;
• To deliver local Practice Framework Quality Supports in Dublin City;
• To deliver local governance and operational quality supports in Dublin City;
• To deliver local parent supports in Dublin City;
• To deliver and implement a Quality Support Plan in Dublin City;
• To establish, develop and maintain effective links with appropriate Dublin City/regional structures that facilitate the           sustained development of services for children in Dublin City;
• To co-ordinate and collate local information on the childcare sector for Dublin City
 
Vision, Mission and Strategic Objectives
 
Vision Statement
‘A Dublin with a system of early childhood care and education that value all children in the context of families and communities and where children’s rights and needs are upheld in all service provision’ 
 
Mission Statement
‘To create an environment that values all children, by guiding the ongoing development of an infrastructure of high quality edu-care that supports the holistic development of children in a family and community context throughout Dublin city’





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

What we do

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 Learning and Care and School-Age Childcare providers and practitioners.
This includes advice on setting up a new service, sustainability, applying for Childcare Funding programmes etc. We also provide information and support to services in order to adhere to Early Years Regulations and School Age Regulations and assistance with development and review of policies and procedures. We are available to provide support, guidance and information to new as well as existing services.

We work with home based Childminders, providing information and advice on setting up a Childminding service and supporting them to become Voluntary Notified.

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 Learning and Care, our team are more than happy to provide information, advice or support.

We provide a range of professional training for Early Learning and Care and School-Care Childcare providers, practitioners, 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

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.

Find out more about DCCC Board and Staff