Welcome to the KCCC’s resources page for families, with a range of handy resources to help you understand your child’s journey through early years education and supports available for eligible families.

Your child’s KCCC journey begins in the Baby Room (3- 12 months), where its all about cuddles, sensory play and tummy time.
Then, toddlers (1-2 years) move on to the Toddler Room. Here, it’s playtime galore with activities to boost motor skills, language, and social interactions. Learning is all about exploring and having fun.
The Senior Room (2-3.5 years) children dive into more structured play, developing communication skills, and getting a taste of colours, shapes, and numbers.
Playschool (3-4 years) offers a blend of play and learning, laying the groundwork for the transition to Educare.
In Educare (4-5.5 years), children will combine structured learning with play-based activities.
The journey from Educare to National School marks a very exciting chapter for your children. Here, they’ll not only continue to flourish but also carry forward the friendships they have made during their time at KCCC. The KCCC journey doesn’t end there! After school care becomes the next exciting chapter, providing a safe and engaging environment for continued growth and exploration.

Early Years Education

  • All about Aistear and Siolta – resources to help parents understand Ireland’s early learning frameworks.
  • Little Vista – online reporting, compliance and engagement platform for early years providers, and parents and guardians.
  • POBAL – the agency responsible for funding not-for-profit early learning centres in Ireland.
  • TUSLA – the national Child and Family Agency responsible for (among other things) early years provider inspections and compliance.
  • Galway City and County Childcare Committee –  a local agency responsible for the implementation of of National Childcare Policy at local level on behalf of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.
  • The Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) – the goal of AIM is to create a more inclusive environment in pre-schools, so all children, regardless of ability, can benefit from quality early learning and care. AIM commenced in 2016, since then, it has helped children with disability to access and meaningfully participate in the ECCE programme in pre-school settings. For more information on AIM supports click here.

Fee Assistance for Childcare

The National Childcare Scheme – financial support to help families with their early learning and childcare costs. There are two subsidies available for children aged between 24 weeks and 15 years of age. You can apply online for the subsidy using a verified MvGovID. Check out the online Application Guide here.
Early Childhood Care and Education Scheme (ECCE): The Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Scheme provides early childhood care and education for children of pre-school age. Children can start ECCE when they are 2 years and 8 months of age and continue until they transfer to primary school (provided that they are not older than 5 years and 6 months at the end of the pre-school year).

Key Policies, Procedures and Forms

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