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Welcome to Offaly County Childcare Committee

Our site is packed with information so whether you're a parent, working with children, interested in a childcare career or just browsing, this is the place for you!

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

Offaly County Childcare Facebook PageWe have a facebook page. Visit us here

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Q&A Document from ECCE, NCS Programme Readiness 2 Training Webinar

Early Years Hive

Dear Service Provider,

A document containing answers to questions asked during last week’s ECCE, NCS Programme Readiness 2 training webinars is now available under the ‘Recorded Webinars’ tab on the Training Videos section of the Early Years Hive.

A recording of the webinar and a copy of the PowerPoint slides used during the training are also available here.


The Early Years Team

Childminding Grant 2022 - CLOSING DATE FRIDAY 15th JULY

CMDG Poster 2022


Are you a childminder working from your own home?

Or are you interested in setting up a new childminding service in your home?

‼️Grant available - Closing date: THIS FRIDAY 15th July 2022‼️

Please contact Siobhán, for more information 👇

T: 057 913 5878, E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Core Funding for Childminders

Westmeath Core Funding Flier for Info Session 26th JulyOffaly County Childcare Committee are holding a FREE online information session on Core Funding for Childminders on July 26th @7pm.
This online session will give you information on the new funding from the DCEDIY, what it will look like and how it will benefit childminders.
This event is hosted by Louth County Childcare Committee via Microsoft Teams in collaboration with Meath, Westmeath, Kildare and Longford CCCs.

Book your place on Eventbrite 👇 

Recording and Slides for ECCE, NCS Programme Readiness 2 Training Webinar

Early Years Hive

Dear Service Provider,

Many thanks to all the service providers for their attendance at the ECCE, NCS Programme Readiness 2 webinars held earlier this week.

A recording is now available under ‘Recorded webinars’ in the Training Videos section on the Hive.

A copy of the PowerPoint slides used during the trainings is also available here.

A document containing answers to questions asked during these webinars will be available soon.

The Early Years Team

Upcoming scheduled maintenance on the NCS Parent Portal

 NCS PortalDear Service Provider,

Please note the following scheduled maintenance which may affect NCS applicants using the NCS Parent Portal. There will be no interruption to the Early Years Hive during these times.

Friday 8 July

System updates are taking place on Friday 8 July between 5pm and 7pm. Applicants may experience some delay when applying for NCS awards during this time.

Thursday 14 July

The MyGovID site will be unavailable on Thursday 14 April at 8am for a maximum of 2 hours. Applicants will be unable to verify their MyGovID and log into the NCS Parent Portal during this time.


Thank you,
The Early Years Team

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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