Parent & Toddler Grants for 2023

March 29, 2023 0 Comments

Just a reminder that the closing date for receipts of applications for this year is  Tuesday April 4th  2023. Application 2023 Parent and Toddler Guidelines 2023 Parent and Toddler Funding

Core Funding

January 11, 2023 0 Comments

Dear Service Provider, Review & Confirm: Under the Core Funding Programme service providers are required to Review and Confirm their Core Funding Application information throughout the programme year. The first Review and Confirm window will open on Thursday 12th January until Wednesday 18th January inclusive. It is important the Review and Confirm process is completed …

New ten-year National Strategy on Literacy, Numeracy & Digital Literacy.

December 20, 2022 0 Comments

  Dear Provider,   You are invited to have your say on the development of a new ten-year National Strategy on Literacy, Numeracy & Digital Literacy.   Individuals or organisations can submit their ideas via the online survey link at   You will have the opportunity to provide additional feedback at the end if …

Important Announcement for Minister O’Gorman

November 23, 2022 0 Comments

PRESS RELEASE_Pilot the provision of hot meals to childrenOr

Building Blocks Improvement Grant 2022

October 24, 2022 0 Comments

Funding has been made available to help childcare services upgrade, renovate or refurbish Early Learning and Childcare settings to improve the quality of learning environments for children as well as energy efficiency of the settings. The grant is part of a wider Building Blocks Capital Programme for Early Learning and Childcare under the National Development …

A guide to Childcare in Ireland for all families

April 8, 2022 0 Comments

Please see below useful guides for families on Childcare in Ireland. A Parent’s Guide To Childcare in Ireland A Parent’s Guide To Childcare In Ireland Ukrainian A Parent’s Guide To Childcare In Ireland Russian If you need any further information please contact 062-64200    

Fees List Publication

August 19, 2021 0 Comments

Dear Service Provider, As you are aware, ECCE and NCS providers are contractually required to publish their fees lists: •    in an area accessible to parents •    on any online platform maintained by the Approved Provider for the purpose of advertising its service. In addition, the contract permits the Department to make those fees lists …

Early Years Sector Report

December 12, 2018 0 Comments

A message from Minister Zappone: I am very pleased to launch the Early Years Sector Profile Report for 2017/2018. This is the third year I have had the pleasure of launching the report, which comes at a time of continued and rapid growth for the early years sector. My Department has overseen greater state investment …

Government launches First 5

November 20, 2018 0 Comments

The Government has today unveiled ‘First 5’, Ireland’s first ever cross-Departmental strategy to support babies, young children and their families. The ambitious ten-year plan will deliver: 1.    A broader range of options for parents to balance working and caring 2.    A new model of parenting support 3.    New developments in child health, including a dedicated …

Different types of business status’

February 15, 2018 0 Comments

  Please see the link below which details the different options that are available to childcare providers in relation to their business status. It reviews and highlights the key points that need to be considered for each status. This will help you to review your own circumstances and choose a status that suits your needs. …