Our Staff provide advice and assistance to existing and potential Childcare providers, to Childminders and those thinking of Childminding, and to parents, on all childcare issues for children between the ages of 0 and 14.
We offer a wide variety of services locally including:
- Advice on setting up a childcare business
- Advice and information for those considering a career in childcare
- Advice and support on Childcare Schemes – ECCE, CCSP & NCS
- Support Childcare Providers to engage with Síolta & Aistear – the National Frameworks for Early Education Programmes
- Information to parents on accessing childcare services and government programmes such as ECCE and NCS
- Information and support to parents wishing to set up Parent & Toddler Groups
The structure of LCCC is:
- Board of Directors and Management Committee
LCCC staff includes a full-time Manager and a Support and Development Officer and a part-time Administrator, Support and Development Officer and Childminding Development Officer.
‘To support and facilitate Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare services in providing quality and inclusive practices that respond and cater to the early learning and development needs of all children in their care; as well as assist ELC and SAC services to work in partnership with parents on their children’s learning journey. LCCC will assist ELC and SAC services, Childminders and Parent & Toddler Groups in meeting the objectives of the ‘First 5 Strategy’ a whole government strategy to improve the lives of babies, young children and their families. We will continue to support and consult with ELC and SAC services, children and their families and other key stakeholders at local and national levels to promote quality and inclusion within the early years sector. Longford County Childcare Committee recognizes and values the ‘Rights of the Child.’
Longford County Childcare Committee (LCCC) was established in 2002, it is a partnership of the statutory, voluntary, community, and private sectors, including parents, working together for the enhancement of childcare in the County. LCCC is the first point of contact for the public in seeking advice, information or support on childcare topics. In 2014, the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) launched the National `Better Start Initiative’. Better Start describes a board suite of quality supports being provided to the childcare sector in Ireland. LCCC’s role under this initiative is to identify local support needs, provision of local support and childcare funding programme support.
CHY: 15148 / CRA: 20051549
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Longford County Childcare Committee Child Protection Contacts:
Carrieann Belton Designated Liaison Officer
Antonella Taaffe Deputy Liaison Officer