Useful Links

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

Other City/County Childcare Committee Websites

Department of Children and Youth Affairs -


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 Poisons Information Centre -

Citizens Information -

Clare County Library -

Clare County Enterprise Board - 

Clare Family Learning Project -

Clare Focus Connecting Communities -

Clare Life Long Learning Project -

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 -  

Equality Authority -

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.