Early Years Practitioners


One of Dublin City Childcare Committee's main objectives is to work proactively and in partnership with the sector to encourage best practice, quality, sustainable and effective early years services for children.            

      We offer a wide variety of services to early years’ providers, practitioners and afterschools.

      This includes advice on setting up a childcare business, sustainability, advice and support on applying 

      for Childcare Funding programmes and quality supports etc.

      We are available to provide support, guidance and information to new as well as existing services.  

      We also work with home-based Childminders, providing information and advice on setting up a childminding service and supporting them to become voluntary notified.

In this section Early Years Practitioners will find detailed information on Quality Supports, Siolta and Aistear, Child Protection, Garda Vetting requirements aswell as information on the Early Years Regulations 2016 and the Early Years Education Focused Inspections.

This section also includes Training and Qualifications section which includes information about minimum qualifications and a list of childcare course providers.  

Training and Development: DCCC provide a range of professional training for early year's practitioners, providers and childminders to respond to the ever changing and evolving sector.

We also offer seminars and workshops for parents.

This section includes upcoming Training and Events run by DCCC in Dublin City.

The Childcare Practitioner section is divided into two sections Quality and Training and Qualifications.


Please click on the links below to be directed to each section:


Training and Qualifications


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