Kildare ChildCare

How to find a childcare service

We have a list of chilcare services in County Kildare, most of whom offer ECCE

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About Us

 

The Kildare County Childcare Committee was established in 2001.
Our mission is to promote quality and accessible childcare provision for all children from birth to 14 years
in Co. Kildare, in partnership with all stakeholders.

 

KCCC are recruiting a Development Officer

KCCC are recruiting a Development Officer

KCCC wish to recruit a Development Officer. The closing date for applications is Tuesday 1st December....

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The Future of Funding for Early Learning and Care and School aged childcare - Parent's Consultation

The Future of Funding for Early Learning and Care and School aged childcare - Parent's Consultation

Parents - you are invited to participate in a focused discussion for parents on a major project currently...

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New Childminders Information Pack

New Childminders Information Pack

This pack has been developed by the Regional Childminding Development Officers to support childminders operati...

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Community of Practice: How to handle a confirmed Covid case in your service

Community of Practice: How to handle a confirmed Covid case in your service

Last night Kildare County Childcare Committee and Early Childhood Ireland hosted a Community of Practice onlin...

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Tunes for Tiny reminds us that music is a gateway to learning in the Early Years

Tunes for Tiny reminds us that music is a gateway to learning in the Early Years

Teaching Tunes for Tiny   “Music engages the whole brain”   Music ignit...

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Tunes for Tiny @ Kildare!

Tunes for Tiny @ Kildare!

Tunes for Tiny (Week 1 19th May) These workshops are being run as a collaboration with Riverbank Arts ...

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Government Schemes

The National Childcare Scheme opened in October 2019, replacing all previous childcare programmes with a single, streamlined and user - friendly Scheme to help parents meet the cost of childcare.

Universal and Income Assessed Subsidies are be available for families with children aged between 24 weeks and 15 years who are attending any participating Tusla registered childcare service or Tusla registered childminder.

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The Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) allows children with a disability to access additional supports in their free preschool years. This does not require a formal diagnosis, rather each child will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

If you have a concern about your child’s development contact the preschool your child will attend, well in advance of your child’s start-date, to discuss the AIM programme.

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The ECCE
free pre-school years
 

This is unaffected by the introduction of the National Childcare Scheme.

Children are eligible for two free preschool years in Ireland, from the age of 3-5 approx (see calculator below to workout your child's eligiblity), and can continue in free pre-school until they start primary school (once the child is not older than 5 years and 6 months at the end of the relevant pre-school year i.e. end June).

They can attend for 3 hours per day, 5 days a week, 38 weeks of the year.

 

PARENTS
 

We also offer support to parents regarding childcare

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Quality Development

 Support

Kildare County Childcare Committee provides advice and information to childcare service.



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 Training

We offer regular training events, workshops and community of practice events to professionals working in Kildare


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 Childminders

Kildare County Childcare Committee can support you to as a childminder to have an appropriate programme of activities suitable for children in yourage range

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 Child Protection

We offer Children First , child protection training to services in the county on a regular basis.



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