Welcome to Westmeath County Childcare Committee
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.
The following statement has been released from DCYA regarding budget 2017.
“The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, has announced that a 15% increase in funding has been secured for services to support children, young people and families in Budget 2017.
ECCE Payment - It has been brought to our attention that some ECCE payments that reached bank accounts this morning are incorrect.
We are currently working with Pobal and online support to amend this.View Profile
Better Start Quality Development Service Criteria
If you feel your service would benefit from the support of a Better Start Early Years Specialist you will be interested to know that we have recently revised our allocation criteria.
The Community Childcare Subvention Programme (CCS) is now open
The Community Childcare Subvention Programme (CCS) is now open for registrations for community early childhood services and will remain open until 21st October at 5pm.View Profile
To check when your child is eligible for an ECCE place please enter their date of birth