• Aistear is the curriculum framework for children from birth to six years in Ireland. Parents play a key role in their children’s education. Effective early childhood settings and schools take account of the influence of the home on children’s learning and they build on the experience children bring to the setting or school.

  • Better Start

    Better Start

    Better Start National Early Years Quality Development is a national initiative of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs

  • ECCE Passport

    ECCE Passport

    Download the Fingal Childcare Committee ECCE passport

  • ECI Innovation Awards - Beverton Preschool in Donabate win Overall Award for Innovation at Early Childhood Ireland Gala Awards

  • The Child and Family Agency was established on the 1st January 2014 and is now the dedicated State agency responsible for improving wellbeing and outcomes for children.

  • All childcare providers, practitioners and H.S.E. notified childminders must avail of Garda Vetting for all their staff, students and volunteers, under the Child Care (Pre-school Services) Regulations 2006.

  • The National Strategy to improve Literacy and Numeracy among children and young people 2011-2020.

  • The Children First Guidance launched on the 15th July, 2011 is National Guidance that promotes the protection of children from abuse and neglect. It states what organisations need to do to keep children safe, and what different bodies, and the general public should do if they are concerned about a child’s safety and welfare.

Welcome to Fingal County Childcare

The Fingal County Childcare Committee was established in 2001 as one of the 33 County/City Childcare Committees that exist throughout the country, FCCC was formed to act in an advisory capacity to all childcare services in Fingal county, providing advice, information and assistance on a wide variety of topics in the childcare field.


Information Note for Early Years Service Providers


Better Start National Early Years Quality Development is a national initiative of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) collaborating with the Early Years Education Policy Unit of the Department of...


Early Childhood Ireland Innovation Awards 2015

Application Criteria

Innovation Awards 2015

The Early Childhood Ireland Annual Awards Ceremony for both our Innovations and Learning Stories will take place on 17th April.

The learning stories continue to roll in on a monthly basis....


Early Years Inspectorate Update

Focused Inspection

In 2014, Tusla, The Child and Family Agency commissioned a Report on the Quality of Pre-school Services (Hanafin, 2014). The report indicated that most pre-schools services are compliant, most of the time, with three quarters of all regulatory...


"Play on the Brain": A 2 day Conference in Croke Park – 17th and 18th April 2015

The Early Childhood Ireland Annual Conference "Play on the Brain" will take place on Friday 17th  and 18th April 2015 in Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin. This year ECI are introducing a new dimension to the Annual Conference - a Research Seminar on the...


Frequently Asked Questions on the New Food Regulations for non pre-packed foods

Recently we posted information on our website relating to new food labelling legislation that was introduced by EU Law in relation to non pre-packed foods.

According to this legislation, from 13th December all food businesses serving non-pre packed foods will have to list the potential...


Training & Event Calendar

Fingal County Childcare Committee supports a range of training programmes and workshops throughout the year.  To find out more regarding training for Childcare providers, Childminders and Parents, then please follow the links below:

For more information on booking please contact our office