Welcome to Cork City Childcare

Cúram do leanaí a bheidh fónta, sofaighte agus uile ghabhálach a fhorbairt, i gcomhair le tuismitheoirí

Cork City Childcare is one of the 30 County/City Childcare Committees set up throughout the Country.

Cork City Childcare is the first port of call for both parents and childcare providers when trying to access many of today’s early years’ care and education initiatives.

We have Excellent Childcare Services in Cork City. The Provision of Childcare is essential in enabling parents to work or return to Education. Accessible Affordable Childcare is fundamental to the social and economic life of our city. Cork City Childcare is working very hard to support the development of the Quantity and Quality of Childcare in Cork.

Cork City Childcare provides support to:

  • Childcare and Early Education Providers
  • Childcare and Early Education Practitioners
  • Parents
  • Childminders
  • Parent & Toddler Groups
  • Childcare and Early Education Students
  • Those interested in a career in or involvement with the Early Childhood Care & Education sector


PRESS RELEASE: Minister Katherine Zappone announces measures to support Childcare Providers and Parents during Covid-19 closures – see further details here.

COVID-19 Coronavirus Information:

Cork City Childcare staff will be working as normal to ensure business continuity. All visits to the office are restricted at this time.

Further, please note that all future training is postponed until further notice.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused, however, public health and safety is our priority at this time.

We encourage that you follow all advice as per outlined on the HSE website in relation to COVID-19 https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/coronavirus.html and to follow any direction given to you by Cork City Childcare and the DCYA.  We will do our utmost to keep you all as informed as possible with any further developments.

First Aid Responder (FAR) Training Bursary

Under the Child Care Act 1991 (Early Years Services) Regulations 2016, a new regulatory requirement will come into force from June 1st, 2020. From this date under Regulation 25, there must be a person(s) who has trained in FAR (First Aid Response) with a trainer approved by the Pre- Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) immediately available to children attending the service. To support the sector to meet this requirement services can claim back the cost of one staff member attending this training. See here for further information.

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