Welcome to Westmeath County Childcare Committee

Westmeath County Childcare Committee is committed to creating an environment that values all children, by facilitating the development of an infrastructure of high quality early childhood care and educational services that support the holistic development of children in the context of family and community throughout Westmeath.

We provide extensive supports to Childcare Service providers who wish to avail of the government funding under the National Childhood Investment Programme, Community Childcare Subvention Scheme, Childcare Education & Training Support Scheme and the Early Childhood Care and Education Scheme. We also administer the Parent and Toddler grants and the Childminding Development Grants for County Westmeath. Coupled with this we provide development support to childcare services through information, training and networking events.
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    The CCS ‘Private’ Programme which ran from 7 March 2016 to 19 August 2016 and the CCS Resettlement/Relocation Programme which ran from 30 May 2016 to 19 August 2016 will close for child registrations on Friday 2nd September 2016.

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  • A Parents Guide to the National Childcare Funding Programmes 2016 / 2017

    For information on the National Childcare Funding Programmes 2016/2017 please click here A Parents Guide to the National Childcare Funding Programmes 2016/2017


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  • PIP NOTICE 26th August 2016

    Please click on the attached document for information on ECCE preliminiary Payments and programme Readiness 

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  • Learner Fund 4 August 2016 Update


    Following a review of Learner Fund 4,DCYA have amended the criteria to take account of feedback it has received in respect to the on-going training needs of the early year’s sector and the continuing qualification recognition process. 

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