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.

 

Grant announcements - Childminding and Capital Grants

Grant announcements - Childminding and Capital Grants

Updated **Updated to say the Childminding Re-opening Grant has been increased to €1000 to ensure gov...

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Parents: AIM 2020/2021 now open for applications

Parents: AIM 2020/2021 now open for applications

Dear Parents, We have been asked to share the following announcement with you in relation to AIM, the Access a...

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Tunes for Tiny @ Kildare for Parents & Childcare Professionals

Tunes for Tiny @ Kildare for Parents & Childcare Professionals

We are delighted to announce... TUNES FOR TINY @ KILDARE  in association with the Riverbank Arts Cent...

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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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Grow with your children!

Grow with your children!

Would you like to grow vegetables with your children but don’t know where to start? Now is the perfec...

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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.

 

 

Childcare services receive a payment for each child attending full-time.

There is an option for a child to attend part-time with the agreement of the parents and the service (payment will be pro-rata).

Quality Development

 Quality 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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