Our experienced and qualified staff can support services on their journey to providing quality early childhood experiences and environments to children and families.
We provide advice and information through a range of supports:
• Inspection Support
• CAPA Support
• Registration and Re-registration Support for new and existing services
• Change of Circumstances Support
• Always Children First Child Safeguarding Awareness Training Foundation Level
• Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Charter and Guidelines Training
• Aistear and Siolta Training Programme
(Due to current Public Health advice re: COVID-19, the Always Children First and Diversity, Equality and Inclusion training are currently on hold.)
Please note: Due to current Public Health advice re: COVID-19, the Diversity, Equality and Inclusion training is currently on hold
Dublin City Childcare Committee regularly offer Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion Charter and Guideline training. The course consists of 15 hours training that must be completed in full in order to receive certificate of participation.
The purpose of the new Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Charter and Guidelines for Early Childhood Care and Education are intended to support and guide all those working in the early childhood care and education sector to explore, understand and develop inclusive practices for the benefit of all children and their families. It will also support service in implementing the new Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Charter in their services and guide participants in the development of an Inclusion Policy.
The purpose of the new Inclusion Charter is to demonstrate the sector’s commitment to inclusion. Service providers are asked to sign-up to the Charter by completing an inclusion policy for their setting. For reference purposes, an Inclusion Policy template is contained within the Guidelines.
To support this process, updated Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Guidelines for Early Childhood Care and Education have been produced and each childcare service should have received a copy. We are now in a position to offer the national training programme on the Inclusion Charter and the Guidelines.
For more information see: www.aim.gov.ie
Please note: Due to current Public Health advice re: COVID-19, the National Síolta Aistear Initiative Introductory and Awareness Raising training is currently on hold
Dublin City Childcare Committee regularly offer Síolta Aistear Initiative Introductory and Awareness Raising Workshops.
The National Síolta Aistear Initiative was established in 2016 and is a collaboration between the Department of Education and Skills (DES), the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY), Better Start National Early Years Quality Development and the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA).
The purpose of the NSAI is to support the implementation of our two National Frameworks-Síolta and Aistear.
The training consists of four 3 hour workshops, descriptions are listed below for each workshop.
It is recommended that participants would complete Part 1 & Part 2 within a reasonable timeframe.
For more information on Síolta, Aistear and the Practice Guide visit the website below:
Once training resumes for both Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Training and the National Síolta Aistear Initiative Introductory and Awareness Raising workshops details of upcoming training will be advertised on our Eventbrite page.
Each Early Learning and Care and School-Age Childcare provider within Dublin City will have an assigned Quality Support and Business Development Officer (DO) for their service. You can contact your assigned DO directly for information and advice. If you are unsure of your assigned DO please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Contact details of all Quality Support Development Officers are included below:
DCCC run a variety of Quality Support related training events throughout the year, all upcoming training are advertised on our DCCC Eventbrite page: