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This website will enable childcare providers, childminders and parents to access relevant information at the click of a button.

Our website is updated on a regular basis to ensure that its users have the most up-to-date information.

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Meet the Team

Our professional and dynamic team work closely with relevant stakeholders in the county to deliver the objectives of the Dept. of Children & Youth Affairs in order to create a safe and caring environment for all children which allows them to develop to their full potential. 

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Training, Events & Forums

Always Children First            25/09/23       Cashel Civic Offices

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Aistear Siolta                4/10/23                  Abbey Court Hotel,Nenagh



Always Children First         17/10/23                   Clonmel


Always Children First            24/10/23                   Clonmel  


Always Children First   19th&24th OCT   Racket Hall Country Hse

18.30-21.30      2 Day Event

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Training.  14th and the 21st of November 6pm-10pm

Civic Office Cashel

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Children First Training

Children First is National Guidance that promotes the protection of children from abuse and neglect. It states what organisations need to do to keep children safe, and what different bodies and the general public should do if they are concerned about a child’s safety and welfare.

A new child protection and welfare training course for the early years sector is now available and is being delivered by accredited trainers in Tipperary Childcare Committee.

Under Children First Act 2015, Mandated Reporting starts on December 11th, 2017. If you are employed in a childcare service and work directly with children, you are a mandated reporter. To find out more please follow the link https://youtu.be/HjitN5EWQvo to view an introductory video on the subject.


The following links :  http://www.tusla.ie/children-first/children-first-e-learning-programme or http://childrenfirstuniversal.hseland.ie/

will allow you to undertake an online information module on the subject (‘Introduction to Children First’). This online course needs to be completed before booking a Child Protection Foundation course with Tipperary Childcare Committee.

Child Protection Foundation courses will restart in 2018 as soon as all materials have been updated.

Children First training courses

  1. Foundation Level: The first level of training to be offered is Child Protection & Welfare: Foundation Level. This is a Child & Family Agency accredited module that has been developed for the early years sector. The new programme replaces the ‘Keeping Safe’ child protection training course. This free series of workshops is held over one full day (6 hours) or two evenings (3 hours each evening).  It is a recommended course for all childcare providers.  This certificate lasts three years after this time you are required to do a refresher.
  2. Refresher Course:  The Children First Refresher course is for practitioners who participated in the full foundation level children First training and their certificates are now due for renewal.  This Course is        run over 1 evening.
  3. Developing a Children First Policy Course: A key element of effective child safeguarding is the development and
    implementation of a robust Child Protection and Welfare Policy. The purpose of this course is to support early years services to develop, implement and review their Child Protection and Welfare Policy.
    The information in this course and its documentation has been derived from: Children First:National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children and Our Duty to Care – The Principles of Good Practice for the Protection of Children and Young People, it will support services to develop policies which are consistent with both. This Course is run over one evening.


HSE Regulations


Garda vetting procedures:

All childcare providers, practitioners and H.S.E. notified childminders must avail of Garda Vetting for all their staff, students and volunteers, under the Child Care (Pre-school Services) Regulations 2006.

Your children’s care and welfare are our main priority

Our Mission

“To encourage and co-ordinate the development of child-centered, flexible, accessible childcare in Tipperary that offers a choice of a high-quality service for all, in a stable and secure environment.”

Our mission statement represents TCCC’s core purpose, commitment and priorities which motivates and guides our work and actions. As an organisation, we model our core values as we perform every aspect of our work.


Our Charitable Purpose

“To support the development of quality, affordable, accessible, inclusive early years care and education services for all children in County Tipperary. This will be achieved through the implementation of the childcare funding programmes and the practice frameworks in Tipperary on behalf of the Government”.

CCC’s Explained

Tipperary Childcare Committee,

Second Floor, Civic Offices

Friar Street


Co Tipperary

Telephone: 062-64200

Email: info@tccc.ie