Kildare ChildCare

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

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About Us

 

Our Mission

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.

 

Our Vision

Kildare County Childcare Committee is the co-ordinating body for childcare throughout Co. Kildare, 

providing advice, advocacy, support and a child-centred approach to the provision of quality childcare in Kildare.

 

 

Ukrainian language Parent's guide to Childcare in Ireland

Ukrainian language Parent's guide to Childcare in Ireland

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KCCC are advertising for a Director for our board

KCCC are advertising for a Director for our board

Kildare County Childcare Committee are advertising for two new voluntary directors for our board: A Directo...

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New, parent's guide to Choosing a Childminder

New, parent's guide to Choosing a Childminder

A new guide for parents 'Choosing a Childminder' is now available,  Childminders offer a flexi...

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Things to know when dealing with Covid 19 in your childcare service

Things to know when dealing with Covid 19 in your childcare service

Our blog this week contains helpful links and reminders for a childcare service dealing with a confirmed ...

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Your staff are the most valuable component of your business!

Your staff are the most valuable component of your business!

What is the most valuable component of any business? The answer is simple, it’s the employees. Your empl...

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Risky Play - for beginners!

Risky Play - for beginners!

If you were able to tune in to last weeks Event Risky Play, you will have enjoyed a fantastic presentation wit...

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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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