Kildare ChildCare

How to find a childcare service

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

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Find out about childminding 

We provide support, information and training to childminders in County Kildare

A guide to becoming a childminder   *   Introduction to childminding free online monthly session   *    Choosing a childminder  *   Connecting childminders monthly meet up  *   First Aid Training for childminders    

About Us

 

Our Mission

KCCC strives to ensure that early childhood is understood as a significant and distinct time in life that must be valued, nurtured and respected, and that every child in Kildare has equal access to the highest quality education and childcare experiences within their local communities.

 

Our Vision

Through the leadership of Kildare County Childcare Committee, early childhood is understood as a significant and distinct time in life that must be valued, nurtured and respected, where every child in Kildare has equal access to the highest quality education and childcare experiences within their local communities.

 

 

News

Childcare Vacancies in Kildare

Childcare Vacancies in Kildare

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Ukrainian language Parent's guide to Childcare in Ireland

Ukrainian language Parent's guide to Childcare in Ireland

The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth has supplied us with these helpfu...

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Parents & Guardians

Parents & Guardians

  Budget 2024- An Overview and FAQ's for Parents & Guardians   Choosing Childcare- ...

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Parent & Toddler Groups in Kildare

Parent & Toddler Groups in Kildare

Below is a list of Parent & Toddler groups that are currently running in County Kildare.   ...

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Training & Workshops with KCCC

Training & Workshops with KCCC

KCCC holds regular training programmes for Childcare Services, Childminders and Parents in County Kildare. ...

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Kildare Childcare Committee Strategic Development Plan 2023-2026

Kildare Childcare Committee Strategic Development Plan 2023-2026

Kildare County Childcare Committee are delighted to launch our Strategic Plan 2023-2026 at Killashee Hotel, Na...

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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 goal of AIM is to create a more inclusive environment in pre-schools, so all children, regardless of ability, can benefit from quality early learning and care. The model achieves this by providing universal supports to pre-school settings, and targeted supports, which focus on the needs of the individual child, without requiring a diagnosis of disability.

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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