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Minister launches the National Childcare Scheme for Ireland

The Scheme is the pathway to quality, accessible, affordable Early Learning and Care and School-Age Childcare in Ireland.


First 5: A Whole-of-Government Strategy for Babies, Young Children and their Families

The implementation of First 5 will be overseen by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.


Minister Zappone launches Draft Childminding Action Plan

Draft Action Plan sets out proposals for improving access to high quality and affordable early learning and care and school-age childcare through childminding proposals to extend supports and regulation to all paid, non-relative childminders, with a phased approach to reforms.

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Department of Children and Youth Affairs - Head Office
Address: Block 1 Miesian Plaza, 50-58 Baggot Street Lower, Dublin 2, D02 XWI4
Phone numbers: +353 1 6473000
Emails: contact@dcya.gov.ie

Department of Children and Youth Affairs
Address: 7th Floor, The Brunel Building, Heuston South Quarter, St John’s Road West, Dublin, D08 X01F
Phone numbers: 00353 1 6473000
Emails: contact@dcya.gov.ie