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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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Transition from Preschool to Primary School.

Transition from Preschool to Primary SchoolNCP Logo

The National Parents Council are hosting information sessions for parents and practitioners on the transition from Preschool to Primary School. This transition can be one of the most important transitions that your child will make. A successful transition can benefit your child all the way through primary school, providing better outcomes for your child socially, emotionally and educationally.

NPC will host an information session in

The Tullamore Court Hotel, Tullamore, Co. Offaly on Tuesday 3rd March at 7pm

A representative from the NCSE (National Council for Special Education) will also be in attendance to talk to parents and guardians, outlining the supports available to children with special educational needs, in both pre-schools & primary schools, and to provide information which will help parents support their child’s transition from preschool to primary school.

Admission is free.

Register your attendance at the link below.

Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare Capital 2020 Grant Announcement

Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare Capital 2020 Grant AnnouncementPobalLogo

Dear Provider,

Pobal are pleased to announce the opening date for applications under this year’s Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare Capital Grant 2020. The application form will go live on Friday 28th of February at 12pm.

We are also pleased to announce the publication of the applicant guidelines for the Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare Capital Programme 2020. Please read these guidelines carefully before making an application.

If you have any questions please contact Pobal at 01-5117222 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Please click on the links below for more information:

Application guidelines
Technical guidelines

Early Years Team

NCS: Midterm Updates to Service Calendar and Claims

NCS: Midterm Updates to Service Calendar and Claims National Childcare Scheme Logo

Dear Service Provider,

As the majority of schools are closed this week due to the midterm, it may be necessary to make the following changes on the Early Years Hive:

  • NCS calendar: edit your service’s opening times if they differ from your default opening times during the midterm. If your service is closed for part or all of the week, mark the closures on your calendar accordingly as well as noting whether it is a subsidised (paid) closure or not.

Please see the service calendar quick guide on the Early Years Hive for more information on your NCS service calendar.

  • NCS claims: submit Non-Term hours for any eligible children attending your service who require additional hours to their regular registered hours during the midterm.

Important: Changes cannot be made to service calendar opening hours or claim hours once a return for that week has been submitted on the Early Years Hive.

We advise making any necessary changes this week to ensure there are no issues when returns are submitted and payments processed.

Early Years Team

TEC Savers 2020 FAQs

TEC Savers 2020 FAQsPobalLogo

Dear Service Provider,

Further to the announcement on Thursday 6th February re: the TEC Savers cut-off point of Friday 14th February, please find a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) in the FAQs section of the PIP portal.

These FAQs aim to help address any queries or questions you may have surrounding the roll out of TEC Savers.

Early Years Team

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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