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


Minister Zappone launches communications campaign on the National Childcare Scheme

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone TD is today (Monday, 23rd September) commencing a communications campaign on the National Childcare Scheme. For Further Information, please click here.

The National Childcare Scheme is a pathway to truly accessible, affordable, quality childcare. From October 2019 it will replace all previous targeted childcare programmes with a single, streamlined and user-friendly Scheme to help parents meet the cost of quality childcare.

Are You A Childminder?  Do You Want To Have A Say In The Development Of Your Sector? Consultations with Childminders on the Draft National Childminding Action Plan are being Held – Come Along and Help Shape the Future of Childminding in Ireland.
CORK CITY: Wed 23rd Oct 7-9 pm @ Cork City Cork City Childcare Offices, Centre Park Rd, Cork  – To book your place, please email info@corkcitychildcare.ie or call 021 4310500.

School Age Childcare

All services that currently provide childcare for school-age children must have applied for registration and are urged to start this process straightaway if they have not yet done so. New services must apply for registration at least 3 months before opening.

School-Age Childcare services that are registered with Tusla will be eligible to apply to participate in the forthcoming National Childcare Scheme.

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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