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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  • Minister Reilly announces almost €7 million in Capital Grant Funding for Early Years Services

    Minister James Reilly has today announced that almost €7 million in capital funding has been allocated through the Department of Children and Youth Affairs to 2,415 grantees nationwide. 

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  • EYC 2015 Strand 4 Update
    Update regarding the next steps in the Reporting process for EYC 2015 strand 4 grants.
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  • ECCE PAYMENTS AND PAYMENT SCHEDULE

    The ECCE advance (1st) payment will be lodged into bank accounts by Friday 28th August 2015. For services who previously participated in the ECCE programme, the payment will be made for 8 weeks based on last years numbers. For new services into the ECCE programme, it will be based on 3 children for 8 weeks.

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  • POSTPONING THE COMMENCEMENT OF MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT FOR PRE-SCHOOLS

    DCYA have postponed the commencement of minimum qualification requirements for pre-school.  For full details please click here -

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