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Welcome to Offaly County Childcare Committee

Our site is packed with information so whether you're a parent, working with children, interested in a childcare career or just browsing, this is the place for you!

Offaly County Childcare Committee is located at St Joseph's Community Centre in Kilcormac, Co Offaly.

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HSE webinar : COVID-19 Infection Control Guidance for Childcare Settings

HSE webinar : COVID-19 Infection Control Guidance for Childcare Settingshpsc HSE logo

The HSE / HPSC will provide a webinar for services in relation to the operation of ELC and SAC services during the pandemic next Wednesday, 27 January at 1pm. Some of you will have attended a similar webinar delivered by the HSE / HPSC last July which we hope was helpful.

Further details on the webinar are set out below, including details on how to register. As noted in the invite, if you would like to have a query or issue raised at the webinar, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Monday, 25 January.

Date: Wednesday 27th January from 1-2pm

Presented by: Prof Martin Cormican, Clinical Lead Infection Prevention and Control
Dr Abigail Collins , Consultant in Public Health Medicine
Mary Mc Kenna, Infection Prevention and Control, Assistant Director of Nursing

To pre-register and attend copy the following link to your internet browser and follow the instructions

https://hse-webinar.webex.com/hse-webinar/onstage/g.php?MTID=e67a49a199e71b84e5124b68243918c06 

When you join the webinar you can view the slide set and material and listen to the webinar over the computer, sound quality may be better over the phone:

For telephone access use the following:
Irish dial in number: 01 5260058
Access code: 175 090 1491

FREE online, interactive workshops “Supporting Your Child’s Transition from Pre-school to Primary school”

FREE online, interactive workshops “Supporting Your Child’s Transition from Pre-school to PrimaryTransitions from pre school to primary 26 01 2021
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Is your child starting Primary school in September 2021?

The National Parents Council Primary are running FREE online, interactive workshops “Supporting Your Child’s Transition from Pre-school to Primary school”

They will be full of practical hints, tips and advice to support you to support your child’s transition to primary school.

Where: Online

When: Dates and times starting on 2nd February 2021 (visible when you click the link)

How: To register click on the link below and choose a date and time that suits.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NPCEarlyYears2021

If you have any questions, please contact Clare Downey, NPC Early Years' Service Manager This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Version 3 of Provider FAQs on ELC/SAC operation from 11 to 31 January

Version 3 of Provider FAQs on ELC/SAC operation from 11 to 31 JanuaryPobalLogo

Dear Service Provider,

Please see  Version 3 of FAQs related to the current arrangements for provision of early learning and care and school age childcare from 11 to 31 January.

The updated information is highlighted in grey in the text to distinguish it from previous versions.

Further information and FAQs regarding 1 February onwards and will issue as soon as possible.

Early Years Team

Essential Maintenance on PIP and HIVE

Essential Maintenance
Early Years Hive

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The Early Years Hive and the PIP Portal will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance on Friday, 22 January at 4pm for a maximum of 4-5 hours. EYPC phone lines will also be unavailable during this time.

The NCS Parent Portal and the NCS Parent Support Centre will be unaffected.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your cooperation.

Early Years Team

Covid-19 Update: Isolation Quick Guides for those aged 3months and older

Isolation Quick Guides 

The isolation quick guides for those aged greater than 3months upto 13 years and adults and children from their 13th birthday have been updated on the Health Protection Surveillence Centre website.

Click on the links below to view the quick guides

V5 isolation guide 3mths to 13 years Isolation guide adults and over 13 years
Click here:  Isolation quick guide for parents and guardians of childcare older than 3onths and up to 13 years of age

Click here:  Isolation quick guide for adults and childcare from their 13th birthday                                                                                        

For futher information click on the link below to view the HPSC website: 

https://www.hpsc.ie/a-z/respiratory/coronavirus/novelcoronavirus/guidance/childcareguidance/

Supporting Quality Childcare in Offaly

Offaly County Childcare Committee support the development of quality, affordable, inclusive, accessible childcare and family friendly services for all children in every part of the county.

Offaly County Childcare Committee has been meeting since May 2001 and is made up of representatives from the statutory sector, social partners, community groups, voluntary groups, the Community and Voluntary Forum, National Voluntary Children's Organisations, providers of childcare, and parents - all of whom have a vested interest in childcare provision in the county.

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