County/City Childcare Committees (CCC)
City/County Childcare Committees (CCCs) work collaboratively to provide support to over 4,400 early education and childcare service providers.
Pobal, on behalf of the Department of Children Equality Disability Integration and Youth (DCEDIY), manages the funding of CCCs, oversees their work and provides development supports.The DCEDIY, Pobal and the CCCs also work collaboratively via a case management process to ensure that any contracted services experiencing challenges are closely supported.
Pobal undertakes audit and verification visits to CCCs ensure the investment by DCEDIY is appropriately accounted for.
There are 30 City and County Childcare Committees who operate as local agents of the DCEDIY. CCCs support the implementation of early education and childcare programmes at local level.
CCCs are often the first point of contact for service providers and parents in relation to early childhood care and education initiatives such as the national childcare funding programmes and the national practice frameworks; Síolta & Aistear.
You can find contact details for your local CCC here.
How can your local CCC help?
- Providing guidance on the DCEDIY national childcare funding programmes ( e.g. NCS, ECCE, CCSP, TEC)
- Providing information and supports on the Access and Inclusion Model (AIM)
- Delivering professional development training, mentoring and information on quality practice and meeting statutory regulations.
- Assistance in accessing Childminder Development Grants, Parent & Toddler Grants, Learner Fund Bursaries and other capital programmes.
- Guidance for families on sourcing quality early years’ services.