DCCC Business & Programme Support

Dublin City Childcare Committee Business Supports

The Dublin City Childcare Committee Business team are here to support and assist you in maximising the potential of your ELC and SAC setting, providing significant supports relating to the business sustainability and governance of your setting. These supports are varied and include:

  • Providing telephone and email support to all ELC and SAC providers in relation to general queries they have regarding the day to day management and operation of their service
  • Supporting the delivery and implementation of the national childcare funding programmes-

•  National Childcare Scheme
•  Early Childhood Care and Education Programme

  • Providing telephone and email support to parents accessing DCEDIY-funded childcare programmes
  • Supporting Early Years services to comply with terms and conditions of the DCEDIY-funded childcare programmes-

•  Offering 1-to-1 supports to non-compliant services
•  Delivering Compliance Information Workshops
•  Reviewing and approving services’ fees lists and calendars

  • We offer support to ELC and SAC services that are experiencing sustainability challenges through 1-to-1 mentoring and carrying out operational reviews
  • Provide support, advice, and information to existing and potential ELC and SAC services in relation to other funding schemes that become available including the Learner Fund Bursary, Capital Funding and other grant funding schemes and initiatives
  • Facilitating training in key areas of business development including governance, roles and responsibilities of board members, leadership and management, HR and I.T.

DCEDIY Childcare Funding Programmes

DCCC Business Support Team

Each Early Learning and Care and School-Age Childcare provider within Dublin City will have an assigned Business Development Officer and Quality Support Development Officer from Dublin City Childcare Committee for their service. You can contact your assigned DO directly for information and advice. If you are unsure of your assigned DO please email info@dccc.ie for details.

Contact details of all Business Support Development Officers are included below:

Business Support Team

Maria Comiskey

Development Officer

Phone: 01 8897121
Mobile: 085 2535152
Email: maria@dccc.ie

Vasilena Vasileva

Development Officer

Phone: 01 8734488
Mobile: 085 2535151
Email: vasilena@dccc.ie

Rebecca Keenan

Development Officer

Phone: 01 873 3696
Mobile: 085 2544307
Email: rebecca@dccc.ie

Edel McCaffrey

Development Officer

Phone: 01 8733696
Email: edel@dccc.ie

Treasa Commins

Development Officer

Phone: 01 8733696
Email: treasa@dccc.ie

Regan Fahey

Development Officer

Phone: 01 8897124
Mobile: 085 2521594
Email: regan@dccc.ie
Currently on career break

For information on Quality Support Development Officers please see the DCCC Quality Support page here: 

Business Support Training

DCCC run a variety of Quality Support related training events throughout the year, all upcoming training are advertised on our DCCC Eventbrite page: