Welcome to Westmeath County Childcare Committee

Westmeath County Childcare Committee is committed to creating an environment that values all children, by facilitating the development of an infrastructure of high quality early childhood care and educational services that support the holistic development of children in the context of family and community throughout Westmeath.

We provide extensive supports to Childcare Service providers who wish to avail of the government funding under the National Childhood Investment Programme, Community Childcare Subvention Scheme, Childcare Education & Training Support Scheme and the Early Childhood Care and Education Scheme. We also administer the Parent and Toddler grants and the Childminding Development Grants for County Westmeath. Coupled with this we provide development support to childcare services through information, training and networking events.
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  • URGENT REMINDER – LINC DEADLINE – 28TH JULY – (Inclusion Officer Training for Early Years Services).

     

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  • INCLUSION OFFICER TRAINING FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD SERVICES

    NCLUSION OFFICER TRAINING FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD SERVICES

    OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS - Friday 24th JUNE!!!

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  • Better Pre-School Access for Children with Disabilities ‘Access and Inclusion Model: AIM’ unveiled Minister Zappone urges Parents to apply

    Children with disabilities will have better access to pre-school under a new programme of supports unveiled today (15th June 2016) by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone TD.

    Announcing the new Access and Inclusion Model, or AIM, Minister Zappone said

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  • ACCESS & INCLUSION MODEL (AIM) WEBSITE IS OFFICIALLY LIVE!

    The Access & Inclusion Model (AIM) is a model of supports designed to ensure that children with disabilities can access the Early Childhood Care & Education (ECCE) programme.  AIM is a child-centred model, involving 7 levels of progressive support, moving from the universal to the targeted, based on the needs of the child and the early years service provider.

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