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Offaly County Childcare Committee is located at St Joseph's Community Centre in Kilcormac, Co Offaly.

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​The Finance and Impact Returns (FIRs) for December 2021 are Available for Completion at Pobal Online

pobal logoDear Service Provider,

​The CCSP Finance and Impact returns (FIRs) for December 2021 are available for completion on Pobal Online.

As advised previously the DCEDIY would like to emphasise the importance for all community services to continue to complete and submit FIRs to Pobal. These returns provide essential information that allows DCEDIY and Pobal to identify and help services to resolve problems. They also act as an informative tool for services in the effective planning of their financial future and highlight the real effect of closure due to Covid-19 on community services.

This is a reminder that the deadline for submission of December 2021 returns is 5pm on Friday the 28th January 2022.

If you require any assistance in completing the return please complete a service request on the HIVE, selecting the FIRs as the category and sub-category of the request.

The Early Years Team

Early Years Hive Scheduled Maintenance​

HIVE Maintenance

Dear Service Provider,

The Early Years Hive and the National Childcare Scheme website will be unavailable today (20 January) at 5pm for up to 2.5 hours due to maintenance.

After this time, you will need to refresh your web browser to access the portal again.

We apologise for the inconvenience.

Thank you,
The Early Years Team

UPDATED 18.01.2022 - Covid Guidance & Advice Documents

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Click link to download - Isolation quick guide for parents and guardians of children older than 3months and up to 13 years of age


Click link to download - Isolation Quick Guide Adults and children from their 13th birthdayth birthday


Click link to download - FAQs for schools, early learning and childcare and school-age childcare managers or those hosting sports/social activities for children aged 3 months to less than 13 years, or in primary school

Click link to download - Quick Guide for Schools/Childcare Facilities - Management of cases and close contacts of COVID-19

Click link to download - Quick guide to Public Health advice for cases and contacts for non-variant of concern, including Omicron and Delta

For future reference all updated documents are linked on the First 5 website




Supporting Quality Childcare in Offaly

Offaly County Childcare Committee support the development of quality, affordable, inclusive, accessible childcare and family friendly services for all children in every part of the county.

Offaly County Childcare Committee has been meeting since May 2001 and is made up of representatives from the statutory sector, social partners, community groups, voluntary groups, the Community and Voluntary Forum, National Voluntary Children's Organisations, providers of childcare, and parents - all of whom have a vested interest in childcare provision in the county.

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