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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Early Learning and Care & School Age Capital 2020 Programmes Application

Early Learning and Care & School Age Capital 2020 Programmes Application window opens from 12pm, 28th February to 3pm Friday 27th March 2020PobalLogo

Applications for funding can be made through the Programmes Implementation Platform (PIP).
The window will remain open up to Friday 27th March 2020 at 3pm.

Decisions are expected to be delivered in June 2020.

The available strands of funding are as follows:
Strand A: Increase places for 0-2 years and 8 months (max. €50,000 per grant).
Strand B: Maintenance grant for community Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare services (max. €1,200 per grant).
Strand C: Increase of school age places (max. €20,000 per grant).

Both Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare providers are invited to apply.

Interested parties are encouraged to contact their local City/County Childcare Committee (CCC) with any questions about the process to complete an application form.

If you require further assistance please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01- 5117222.

Further information for pre-schools in relation to Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Further information for pre-schools in relation to Covid-19 (Coronavirus) PobalLogo

Dear Service Provider,

We would like to direct your attention to a dedicated webpage on the website of the Department of Education and Skills which contains more information on the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) – Link.

This includes a letter from the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Tony Holohan, addressing the recent school closure as a result of the confirmed Covid-19 case as well as a link to advice issued by the HSE in relation to pre-schools - Link.

Early Years Team

Let’s Talk About Early Learning and Care

*****Let’s Talk About Early Learning and Care*****

A Consultation event for all Early Year Providers & Staff will take place in Offaly in the Tullamore Court Hotel on Tuesday 31st March from 7.00pm to 10.00pm.

These consultation events are part of a wider consultation process that will inform developments in Early Learning and Care and School-Age Childcare, as part of First 5, the ten-year whole-of-Government Strategy for Babies, Young Children and their Families.

To book a place please see the link below.

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/offaly-ccc-first-5-consultation-tickets-96694099655?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

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Information Evening - Carlow IT

Carlow IT will host an Information evening for potential launch of Bachelor of Arts Honours in Early Childhood Education and Care Level 8 in Tullamore for September 2020. This will take place on Thursday 26th March at 6pm in the ETB in Castle Buildings, Tara Street, Tullamore.

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Early Years Update regarding Phase 2 of Re-registration

Tusla have issued an update and a comprehensive guidance document regarding Phase II of re-registration. This update and guidance can be found here on Tusla’s website.tusla logo strap centered

Once you have read through the guidance if you have specific queries or need support please contact your local support organisation.

• Local CCC contact details can be found on www.myccc.ie:  Offaly County Childcare Committee:  P: 057 9135878 E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

• Early Childhood Ireland (members and non-members) Early Years Employer Service (EYES) P: 01 4057103 E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

• Barnardos Information Service P: 01 4549699 E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

• Childminding Ireland P:01 287 8466 E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

• Comhar Naíoraí na Gaeltachta P: 091 595337 E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

• Gaelscoileanna P: 01 8535195 E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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