Information webinar on the Workforce Development Plan and New Funding Model

Information webinar on the Workforce Development Plan and New Funding Model

  The Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) invites you to participate in an information webinar on two major projects currently underway in the Department of Children and Youth Affairs – the development of Workforce Development Plan and the development of a new Funding Model for Early...
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Learner Fund Bursary 2020 now open for Applications!

Learner Fund Bursary 2020 now open for Applications!

  Learner Fund Bursary 2020 Dublin Childcare Committee on behalf of DCYA are pleased to announce that a new round of the Learner Fund Bursary has commenced on the 14th September 2020.  The Learner Fund Bursary is open to all new graduates of a recognised Early Childhood Education and Care degree...
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Please inform DCCC if you have a Suspected or Confirmed Case of Covid-19 in  your service

Please inform DCCC if you have a Suspected or Confirmed Case of Covid-19 in your service

      Please inform DCCC if you have a Suspected or Confirmed Case of Covid-19 in your service within Dublin City   Procedure for a Suspected or Confirmed Case of Covid-19 The Department of Children and Youth Affairs have requested that DCCC report any suspected or confirmed case of Covid-19 within...
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Tusla announcement re: Re: Inspections in Early Years Services and available support

Tusla announcement re: Re: Inspections in Early Years Services and available support

Tusla announcement from the 1st September re: Re: Inspections in Early Years Services and available support. It includes guidance on the steps to take with Tusla in the Event of a Staff Member / Child being Suspected or being Confirmed with  COVID- 19. Click below to view the letter: Tusla...
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National Beep Beep Day 2020 - Order your Packs Now

National Beep Beep Day 2020 - Order your Packs Now

  National Beep Beep Day 2020 will take place on Friday, 09 October, during Irish Road Safety Week. On Beep Beep Day, children aged 5 and under will practise basic road safety skills with the Simon and Friends road safety storybooks, songs, games and activities. From Tuesday, 8 September, you can...
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Wash your hands with Rufus Handwashing Programme

Wash your hands with Rufus Handwashing Programme

Wash your hands with Rufus   As our little ones head back to school, Rufus the handwashing hero is here to help them remember to keep washing their hands. You can find the Rufus song, storybook, videos and colouring sheets here: Teach your kids handwashing the Rufus way The Rufus handwashing...
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Attention Parents: DEASP have resumed appointment to verify MYGOVID accounts

Attention Parents: DEASP have resumed appointment to verify MYGOVID accounts

    The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection are resuming appointments to verify MyGovID accounts. Please contact your nearest Intreo Centre if you need to arrange an appointment. The fastest way to access the National Childcare Scheme is online using a verified MyGovID account....
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Workforce Development Plan and a new Funding Model-Closing Date of Submissions 2nd October 20

Workforce Development Plan and a new Funding Model-Closing Date of Submissions 2nd October 20

Reminder: programme of consultation on a Workforce Development Plan and a new Funding Model for early learning and care and school-age childcare- Closing dates for submissions is 2nd October 2020 On 19 August 2020 Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration, Roderic O'Gorman TD,...
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Sponsor Referrals on NCS - Information for Providers

Sponsor Referrals on NCS - Information for Providers

Sponsor Referrals on NCS - Information for Providers- PIP Announcement 2nd September 20 Dear Service Provider, This is a reminder of the Sponsor process under NCS. NCS makes special arrangements for vulnerable children and families, a referral is required from a sponsor body for this. The...
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Access and Inclusion Model (AIM)

Access and Inclusion Model (AIM)

Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) The Better Start Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) is a programme of supports designed to ensure that children with disabilities can access and meaningfully participate in the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Programme in mainstream pre-school settings. Its...
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Message from the National Early Years Children First Committee re: Always Children First Training and Safeguarding Statements

Message from the National Early Years Children First Committee re: Always Children First Training and Safeguarding Statements

Message from the National Early Years Children First Committee: Due to current Public Health advice, the Early Years specific Always Children First Foundation Level Training is on hold.  We understand that there are many Early Learning and Care services that require training as certs are out of...
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Barnardos Publication: Quality School Age Care-What to look for in a Service to Care for your Child Outside of School

Barnardos Publication: Quality School Age Care-What to look for in a Service to Care for your Child Outside of School

Barnardos have recently published Quality School Age Care-What to look for in a Service to Care for your Child Outside of School booklet which offers guidance to parents or carers who are choosing a quality service to care for their child during the time when they are not available and their child is...
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First Aid Responder (FAR) Reimbursement Fund 2019-2020 Extended

First Aid Responder (FAR) Reimbursement Fund 2019-2020 Extended

    First Aid Responder (FAR) Reimbursement Fund 2019-2020 Extended Correspondence from Tusla includes: Provider Communication letter 19th May 2020: Tusla issued statement on FAR training extension and Covid-19 restrictions for services available on the link below. The CCC Payment process and updated...
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Parent Leaflets: Information on Children First in Early Learning and Care Services

Parent Leaflets: Information on Children First in Early Learning and Care Services

  INFORMATION FOR PARENTS/CARERS ON CHILDREN FIRST IN EARLY LEARNING AND CARE SERVICES-PARENTS LEAFLETS The National Early Years Children First Committee have developed an information leaflet for parents. The purpose of the leaflet is to outline what parents can expect in relation to Child...
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Plans for inspection process during the Covid-19 pandemic

Plans for inspection process during the Covid-19 pandemic

  Plans for inspection process during the Covid-19 pandemic   PIP Announcement 26/06/2020   Dear Service Provider,   The Department of Children and Youth Affairs is very conscious of the stress and additional burden the closure period and preparations for re-opening have put on you as providers but also...
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First 5 Guidance for Reopening

First 5 Guidance for Reopening

  The Department of Children and Youth Affairs has launched a range of online resources and guidance to support service providers, practitioners and parents to prepare for the reopening of Early Learning and Care and School-Age Childcare settings, including childminders. The well-being, health and...
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Code of Professional Responsibilities and Code of Ethics available to download

Code of Professional Responsibilities and Code of Ethics available to download

Code of Professional Responsibilities and Code of Ethics For Early Years Educators available to download This publication is an initiative of the Professionalisation Sub Group (P-SG) of the Early Years Forum. This publication outlines the values and ethics underpinning the work of the early years...
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LET'S GET READY Website & Video launched

LET'S GET READY Website & Video launched

  Press Release 15th June 20: Minister Zappone and Minister McHugh announce information and resources for children preparing for pre-school and junior infants The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone and the Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD, today launched an...
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AIM Announcement for Parents 2020/21

AIM Announcement for Parents 2020/21

The Access and Inclusion Model, (AIM) programme for 2020/2021 is now open Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) The Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) provides a range of supports to enable children with a disability to meaningfully participate in the ECCE preschool programme (www.aim.gov.ie)....
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National Children First Office Updates & Information Blasts

National Children First Office Updates & Information Blasts

The National Children First Office have shared their latest Information Blasts. Info Blast 1 below provides information on the role of Mandated Persons under the Children First Act 2015. Info Blast 2 provides information on the roles and responsibilities of the DLP and Deputy DLP. Info Blast 3...
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DCYA have launched a new CPD Website

DCYA have launched a new CPD Website

    The DCYA has launched a new webpage where you will find free, online CPD resources, developed and made available through the cooperation of a number of agencies. The resources are designed to support service planning and practitioners’ professional development. Further free, online CPD resources...
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Information webinar on the Workforce Development Plan and New Funding Model
Information webinar on the Workforce Development Plan and New Funding Model
September 17, 2020
Learner Fund Bursary 2020 now open for Applications!
Learner Fund Bursary 2020 now open for Applications!
September 14, 2020
Please inform DCCC if you have a Suspected or Confirmed Case of Covid-19 in  your service
Please inform DCCC if you have a Suspected or Confirmed Case of Covid-19 in your service
September 10, 2020
Tusla announcement re: Re: Inspections in Early Years Services and available support
Tusla announcement re: Re: Inspections in Early Years Services and available support
September 10, 2020
National Beep Beep Day 2020 - Order your Packs Now
National Beep Beep Day 2020 - Order your Packs Now
September 03, 2020
Wash your hands with Rufus Handwashing Programme
Wash your hands with Rufus Handwashing Programme
September 02, 2020
Attention Parents: DEASP have resumed appointment to verify MYGOVID accounts
Attention Parents: DEASP have resumed appointment to verify MYGOVID accounts
September 02, 2020
Workforce Development Plan and a new Funding Model-Closing Date of Submissions 2nd October 20
Workforce Development Plan and a new Funding Model-Closing Date of Submissions 2nd October 20
September 02, 2020
Sponsor Referrals on NCS - Information for Providers
Sponsor Referrals on NCS - Information for Providers
September 02, 2020
Access and Inclusion Model (AIM)
Access and Inclusion Model (AIM)
August 10, 2020
Message from the National Early Years Children First Committee re: Always Children First Training and Safeguarding Statements
Message from the National Early Years Children First Committee re: Always Children First Training and Safeguarding Statements
August 05, 2020
Barnardos Publication: Quality School Age Care-What to look for in a Service to Care for your Child Outside of School
Barnardos Publication: Quality School Age Care-What to look for in a Service to Care for your Child Outside of School
July 27, 2020
First Aid Responder (FAR) Reimbursement Fund 2019-2020 Extended
First Aid Responder (FAR) Reimbursement Fund 2019-2020 Extended
July 16, 2020
Parent Leaflets: Information on Children First in Early Learning and Care Services
Parent Leaflets: Information on Children First in Early Learning and Care Services
July 08, 2020
Plans for inspection process during the Covid-19 pandemic
Plans for inspection process during the Covid-19 pandemic
June 29, 2020
First 5 Guidance for Reopening
First 5 Guidance for Reopening
June 22, 2020
Code of Professional Responsibilities and Code of Ethics available to download
Code of Professional Responsibilities and Code of Ethics available to download
June 16, 2020
LET'S GET READY Website & Video launched
LET'S GET READY Website & Video launched
June 15, 2020
AIM Announcement for Parents 2020/21
AIM Announcement for Parents 2020/21
June 10, 2020
National Children First Office Updates & Information Blasts
National Children First Office Updates & Information Blasts
June 02, 2020
DCYA have launched a new CPD Website
DCYA have launched a new CPD Website
April 23, 2020

COVID-19 Update

Dublin City Childcare Committee staff are currently working remotely however our phonelines are fully operational and our DCCC staff team are here to support childcare providers and parents during this unprecedented time.
You can contact us by emailing info@dccc.ie or call 01 873 3696.
For individual staff members contact details see the Contacts Staff button.
CONTACT STAFF

Welcome to Dublin City Childcare Committee

Dublin City Childcare Committee (DCCC) is one of 30 City and County Childcare Committees operating nationally.
We are a limited company funded by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA).
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.
Our focus is to develop, support and enhance early childhood services through working proactively with early years providers, parents and related organisations. Our dedicated staff team, based in our Arran Quay offices, are available to answer queries related to the early years sector.
ABOUT DCCC

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Latest News

September 17, 2020

Information webinar on the Workforce Development Plan and New Funding Model

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) invites you to participate in an information webinar on two major projects currently underway in the Department of Children and Youth Affairs – the development of Workforce Development Plan and the…
September 14, 2020

Learner Fund Bursary 2020 now open for Applications!

Learner Fund Bursary 2020 Dublin Childcare Committee on behalf of DCYA are pleased to announce that a new round of the Learner Fund Bursary has commenced on the 14th September 2020. The Learner Fund Bursary is open to all new graduates of a recognised Early…
September 10, 2020

Please inform DCCC if you have a Suspected or Confirmed Case of Covid-19 in your service

Please inform DCCC if you have a Suspected or Confirmed Case of Covid-19 in your service within Dublin City Procedure for a Suspected or Confirmed Case of Covid-19 The Department of Children and Youth Affairs have requested that DCCC report any suspected or…
September 10, 2020

Tusla announcement re: Re: Inspections in Early Years Services and available support

Tusla announcement from the 1st September re: Re: Inspections in Early Years Services and available support. It includes guidance on the steps to take with Tusla in the Event of a Staff Member / Child being Suspected or being Confirmed with COVID- 19. Click…
September 09, 2020

Reminder: Covid-19 Capital and RSP Grant applications: Deadline 9th September

PIP Announcement: 9th September 2020 Reminder: Covid-19 Capital and RSP Grant applications Dear Service Provider, The application process for the Covid-19 Capital and RSP Grants will close at 5pm today, Wednesday 9th September. We encourage any service that…
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