Offaly County Childcare Committee -   057 9135878

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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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School Age Childcare Notice

Childcare services for school-age children must now register with Tusla, the Child and Family Agency. School-age childcare services have not previously been subject to registration or PobalLogo
regulation, so this is a significant step forward in ensuring quality school-age childcare.

School-age services must register with Tusla if their primary purpose is to care for children where their parents are unavailable.

All services that currently provide childcare for school-age children must have applied for registration and are urged to start this process straightaway if they have not yet done so. New services must apply for registration at least 3 months before opening.

School-age childcare services that are registered will be eligible to apply to participate in the forthcoming National Childcare Scheme. It is particularly important that any standalone school-age childcare service wishing to take part in the National Childcare Scheme and who has outstanding information required by Tusla should furnish this information to Tusla as soon as possible to ensure registration in time to go into contract for the National Childcare Scheme.

If you need support in preparing your application for Tusla-registration or submitting supplementary information to Tusla, please contact your local City/County Childcare Committee (see for details).

CPD Payments

CPD Payments will be issued to all services for participants who completed Hanen and/or Lámh trainings between July 2019 and 31st of August 2019 on Friday the 20th of September.PobalLogo

Payment for those participants that complete trainings after the 1st of September 2019 will be issued at a later date.

Please note that each staff member can avail of a maximum of 18 hours of paid CPD training per calendar year and payments are calculated on this basis. Payments for all participants will be made to the employer/ childcare setting and NOT to the individual. Re-imbursement by way of payment or time worked is the responsibility of the employer.
The rate of payment is €13 per hour.

If you have any queries regarding your payments; please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01-5117222

NCS Capital Grant Scheme Reminder

NCS Capital Grant Scheme Reminder National Childcare Scheme Logo

The application window for the NCS Capital Grant scheme will close Friday October 11th.
Please submit your NCS Capital application before this date to avail of grant funding.

If you have any questions or require assistance in submitting documents, please contact Online Support at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01-5117222.

Early Learning and Care and School Age Capital 2019

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The expenditure form for both the Early Years and School Age Capital returns will be live on the PIP portal from 1pm on the 12th of September.

Please log onto the PIP Portal to access the form, this form must be completed for each strand of funding you were successful under.

Guidelines to help you fill in the form are available on PIP . We strongly suggest you read the guidelines thoroughly before submitting the completed forms.

If you have any questions or queries with regards to the expenditure form please contact Pobal online support on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (01)-5117222.

Upcoming Triple P workshops in Offaly

Junior programmes are for parents of children aged between 2 to 10 years. There are a selection of 2 hour workshops and a 7 week group programme running in different venues over the next couple of months. 

Teen Triple P Programmes are for parents of teens between 11 to 15 years offers tips and strategies to help parents cope positively with the challenges of raising teenagers. Details below also include dates of the new FEARLESS Programmes for parents of children aged between 6 to 12 years who are experiencing anxiety in Tullamore and Birr.

All the programmes are FREE for parents to attend but booking is essential.

There is further information on programmes available on or you can contact Tracey on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 087 7041999.

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Triple P - Junior Programme Triple P - Teen Programme       Fearless - Tullamore          Fearless - Birr             
Junior Triple P Sept 19 Teen Triple P Sept 19 Fearless 17th Sept Fearless Oct 2019

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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