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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  • Budget Update - ECCE FAQs January 2016

    Budget update 7th January 2016 - The Department of Children and Youth Affairs has updated the Frequently Asked Questions regarding the ECCE programme and the budget changes.

     

    Click here to access the FAQs. 

     

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  • NEW Tax Clearance System

    You may be aware that from the 1st January 2016, Revenue changed their tax clearance application and verification systems. Paper Tax Clearance Certificates will no longer be issued for a 12 month period.

    Revenue will move to providing for real-time ongoing tax clearance. This is to be known as eTax Clearance.

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  • Now Open for Applications - Learner Fund 4

    Minister James Reilly recently announced the Learner Fund 4. Learner Fund 4 will subsidise eligible courses leading to a major award at Level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).

    Learner Fund 4 is opening for applications on Monday 25th January at 2pm, and will remain open until 10th March 2016.

    Pre-school providers must submit an online application via their own PIP page, on behalf of their staff member, for a subsidised training course under the heading ‘Learner Fund 4’.

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  • Upcoming Training 2016

    Upcoming Training 2016

     
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