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Clare County Childcare Committee (Clare CCC) will support the implementation of First 5 - A Whole-of-Government Strategy for Babies, Young Children and their Families 2019-2028. Clare CCC supports the development and rollout of work programmes when requested by Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA). Clare CCC prioritises the DCYA Objectives and Actions outlined in the Local Implementation Plan 2019 Guidelines:

Objective 1: Support for DCYA’s Finance and Governance Unit

Local level support with:
• Capital Grants
• Compliance
• Sustainability

Objective 2: Support DCYA’s Quality Unit

Local level support with:
• Child Protection and Welfare
• Learner Fund
• Support to existing and potential services
• First Aid
• Toileting Plans
• Access Inclusion Model (AIM): Support
• Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Training
• Quality Supports
• Registration of School Age Services
• Re-registration of all Early Years Services
• Tusla Inspection Corrective Actions and Preventative Actions
• National Síolta and Aistear Initiative
• Provide supports for Childminders


Objective 3: To support DCYA’s Operations and Communications Unit

Local level support with:
• Communicating effectively with Early Learning and Care (ELC) Services wishing to operate the national childcare programmes.
• Communicating effectively with potential applicants (parents/guardians), wishing to avail of national childcare programmes

Objective 4: Support DCYA’s ACS Projects Unit

Local level support with:
• Providing information, support and training to early years childcare services wishing to operate ACS
• Providing information and support to potential applicants (parents/guardians) wishing to avail of ACS
• Providing training on ACS Programme Knowledge
• Providing training on ACS System Familiarisation

Objective 5: To support DCYA’s Operations and Communications Unit

Local level support with:
• The delivery and management of all the current national childcare programmes and any extensions of these programmes
• Clare CCC will assist new ELC Services with making applications to DCYA to provide childcare programmes and existing early years’ childcare services where there is a change of circumstances
• ELC Services Fees Lists
• Co-ordinate and deliver Parent and Toddler Grant scheme

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

https://www.dcya.gov.ie/docs/EN/City-County-Childcare-Committees-(CCCs)/4100.htm