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Welcome to Offaly County Childcare Committee

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

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Parents of preschool kids will have their voices heard at long last

Parents of preschool kids will have their voices heard at long last
The role of the National Parents Council is being expanded so parents will have a say in shaping policy








 In European terms, Ireland has come very late to investing in the care and education of children under four.

Sheila Wayman
Tue, May 29, 2018, 05:01


Tulsa CAPA Workshop - Wednesday 6th June

Tulsa CAPA Workshop will take place on Wednesday 6th June, 7.30pm tp 9.00pm in the Offaly Centre for Independent Living. 

This is an informative workshop that is relevant to Early Years Services in Offaly with keynote speaker Kara Murphy (Tulsa Inspector)

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Programme Readiness 2018/19

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The re-contracting process with the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) childcare funding programmes 2018/2019 will begin on Monday 28th May.

The process this year will be similar to last year, where each service must certify a 2018/19 PAU, Organisation details and Service details in order to activate any contracts.

This year the process will be released in two phases. Phase 1 will be available from Monday 28th May and will entail:
- PAU Certification
- Organisation details certification
- Service details certification

Phase 2 will be available from Monday 11th June and will entail:
- Re-contracting
- Fees lists
- Service Calendars

How to guides will be posted on the PIP portal in the coming days.

Note: For Services who still wish to activate a 2017/18 contract:

From Monday 28th May, services will have to complete the 2018/19 Readiness tasks in order to activate any contract. If you wish to activate a 2017/18 contract using your current PAU, you must do so before 3pm on Thursday 24th May. After this date you will have to certify your 2018/19 PAU before you can activate any contract.

If you are a new organisation and wish to participate in the DCYA childcare funding programmes you must contact your local City/County Childcare Committee for an application form for the programme you wish to participate in.

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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