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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  • ECCE Higher Capitation Application Process 2015 /16

    WCCC have been advised that the ECCE Higher Capitation application process for the 2015/16 Programme call is now open. Please be aware of the link between this process and the list of DCYA Early Years Recognised Qualifications as published at www.dcya.ie

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  • Just published – the list of DCYA Recognised Early Years Qualifications

    The Dept of Children & Youth Affairs has just published its list of Recognised Early Years Qualifications, for the purposes of (a) meeting the minimum requirement in the pending childcare Regulations and (b) meeting the contractual requirements for DCYA Childcare Programmes.

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  • Ireland Fight for the Future


    Ireland Fight for the Future Campaign believe that inclusion in Ireland for preschool children should represent the values, beliefs, policies and practices which support each child regardless of ability to access and participate fully in all aspects of their lives and within their communities. Inclusive practice is embedded in reciprocal relationships, promoting a sense of well-being and identity and belonging for child, family and pedagogues.  One of the main features which encourages and promotes inclusion for young children is the right to access, quality affordable early childhood education and care.  There is currently no universal Government funding to support children with special needs accessing the ECCE Scheme to participate fully in mainstream preschool.  Research including the National Disability Authority 2012, the National Council for Special Education 2013, the National Policy Framework for children and young people 2014- 2020 all agree that early intervention is cost effective and beneficial to society.   

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