Useful Links

Below you will find useful links including networks, government and national organisations involved and supporting Childcare in Ireland.

Please click below to view the national County Childcare Committee website:

Home | Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (

 Other City/County Childcare Committee Websites

Better Start - The National Early Years Quality Development Service:

Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) -


National Council for Curriculum and Assessment -

Síolta -

Aistear -

Data Protection Commissioner -   

Department of Social Protection -

National Organisations


Barnardo's -

Barnardo's resource library -

Child minding Ireland -

St Nicholas Montessori Society -

Early Childhood Ireland -  


Children in Hospital Ireland -


National Adult Literacy Agency -

National Parents Council (Early Years) -

National Poisons Information Centre -

Citizens Information -

Clare Based Organisations:

Clarecare -

Clare County Library -

Clare County Enterprise Board - 

Clare Family Learning Project -

Clare Haven Service (Domestic Violence) -

Clare Immigrant Support Centre -

Clare Local Development Company -

Clare Life Long Learning Project -

Clare Public Participation Network -

Family Resource Centres in Clare:
Ennistymon: 065 7071144
Kilrush: 065 9052173
Shannon: 061 707600
New Market on Fergus: 061 368030
Killaloe: 061 374741
East Clare Community Co-op: 061 921536

Inspiring Ideas

Let the Children Play - Inspiring Early Childhood Education Blog -

Re-create Creativity Through Reuse

Equality and Diversity

Children’s Rights Alliance -

DECET – Diversity in Early Childhood Education and Training -

DESSA – Disability Equality Specialist Support Agency -

Equality and Diversity Early Childhood National Network (EDENN) -  

EDENN Facebook Page -

Irish Human Rights Equality and Commission - 

National Disability Authority -

Ombudsman for Children -

Pavee Point Travellers Centre -

Free downloadable ebooks for parents and professionals:

Department of Public Health - Reducing the risk of childhood unintentional injuries

Childcare Finder/Advertise Staff for Free -

Parents Survival Guide to Online Safety

Resources/Links for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder or with chronic illnesses/syndromes:

Children's Health Guide:

Toolkit for Boards and Management Committees:
A managing better toolkit for boards and organisations.