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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Funding for Parent & Toddler Groups

Parent & Toddler Group Initiative Grants 2017

The Parent & Toddler Grants Initiative for 2017 has been announced and Offaly County Childcare Committee has been allocated a budget of €4,360.

The grants scheme will run for the academic year September 2017 to June 2018. Because the grants will operate on an academic year the time frame for applications will be very tight. Applications will be sent to Parent & Toddler Group Contacts in August with a closing date of September 22nd. Appraisals will take place on 28th September and Parent & Toddler Groups will know the outcome by October 13th. All grant contracts must be returned by November 17th to ensure groups are paid before the end of the financial year.

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Capital Grants


The Early Years Capital Grants Programme (EYC2015) is now closed for applications. Applications are currently being reviewed and all applicants will be notified by e-mail of the outcome of their application once the review and decision process is completed. Notification e-mails are expected to issue before the end of July 2015. 

Best of luck to all providers who submitted an application!



Story Sacks Available to Services


A Story Sack is a large cloth bag containing a favourite children's book with supporting materials to stimulate language activities and to make reading a memorable and enjoyable experience. We have lots of Story Sacks available for Services to take out on loan. Please contact us on 057-9135878 for further details and to borrow one of our Story Sacks.

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Tracey Buckley Childcare Resource Library

On April 19th 2012, Offaly County Childcare Committee re-dedicated its Childcare Resource Library to the memory of our friend and colleague, Tracey Buckley, who sadly passed away at the age of 31, in February 2011. Tracey worked with Offaly County Childcare Committee as Clerical Support Worker for four years. One of Tracey's actions was to stock and catalogue the Resource Centre. The Childcare Resource Library will be a permanent reminder of Tracey's dedication to her work and will provide services and students in the county with an invaluable resource.

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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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