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 Community Childcare Subvention Programme (CCS) is now open
  • Please see the following information from DCYA regarding CCS Registrations 2016/17.

    Please see the following information from DCYA regarding CCS Registrations 2016/17.

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  • Capacity Survey of Early Childhood Services

    Please complete the following short survey from DCYA which aims to give us an accurate picture of the capacity for childcare provision throughout Ireland.

    This is a short survey (5 mins max) but the information it provides is extremely valuable for the sector.

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  • Exemptions to ECCE Minimum Enrolment Applications Process -DCYA

    The DCYA has developed and published an application process in relation to the granting of exemptions to the minimum enrolment requirements for individual ECCE providers.  

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