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Telephone: 01 511 7000
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Kings Island Community Créche
This is Limerick at its absolute best, putting out its best for its children so that they will be the best and they will have the best. Looking at this magnificent new creche makes you wish you were three-years-old again!.
Mary McAleese, Former President
Pobal’s Building Resource Manual
The Department of Children and Youth Affairs is aiming for greater improvements in the quality of early childhood care and education services. A range of capital investment programmes has supported progress to date, including the Equal Opportunities Childcare Programme, the National Childcare Investment Programme, the Childcare Capital Programme 2012/13 and EYC2014. The Department secured €7M for Early Years Capital 2015.
The objective of the TEC Programmes is to support parents on eligible training courses and eligible categories of parents returning to work, by providing subsidised childcare places.
The CCS programme subvents the cost of childcare for disadvantaged families. Pobal made payments totalling over 17 million in 2014 to beneficiaries. It also provides supports to community childcare services and visits all participating services to ensure compliance among the 988 participating schemes.
The Early Childhood Care and Education programme (National Free Preschool Year) was delivered through more than 4,200 providers across the country in 2014. Total investment was €170 million in 2014. Pobal also makes unannounced visits to participating providers to check their compliance, on behalf of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.
Pobal manages the funding of City and County Childcare Committees, on behalf of Department of Children and Youth Affairs. It oversees their work, supports their development, and carries out on-site checks to ensure investment by the Department is appropriately spent.
Pobal manages the funding of a number of Voluntary Childcare Organisations, which represent the interests of and provide support services to early education and childcare service providers. The organisations report to Pobal on the delivery of their funded programmes. Pobal carries out onsite checks to ensure investment by Department of Children and Youth Affairs is appropriately spent.
The Comhairle na nÓg Development Fund is overseen and administered by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. It aims to provide children and young people with a voice on topics that affect their lives at local and national level (e.g. by acting as a consultative forum).
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