One of the elements of the work of Laois County Childcare Committee is the provision of information in the form of published information, workshops/ events or meetings with groups or individuals. Information is provided on the following:
- Setting up new pre and afterschool childcare services
- Setting up a committee
- Accessing ECCE and CCSS
- Developing policies and procedures for services
- Running childcare services
- Accessing childcare training
- Setting up Parent and Toddler Groups
- Parent Networks
- Service Provider Networks
- Linking in with relevant childcare agencies locally and nationally
To download our directory of Pre Schools and Parent and Toddler Groups in Laois please click here: (we are currently updating our directory and will be available soon to download)
The library at LCCC is available to all our learners who are involved in working or studying in the childcare profession, for parents, and for anyone who is interested in learning more about this area in general, from Laois. The library has resources on all areas of childcare and provides a number of services for people within the profession, such as internet, photocopying, binding, printing. There is an information officer dedicated to running the library and is available to answer and questions or requests you may have in relation to the library or your information needs. Annual membership is €5 and this includes unlimited use of the services just mentioned. This library is an invaluable resource to anyone working or studying within the childcare profession. Its there to help you, its up to you to put it to good use! We will endeavour to provide publications on request.
Children First 2011 – National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children.
Ms Frances Fitzgerald TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs has launched Children First 2011 – National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children.
Children First 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. The Guidance sets out specific protocols for HSE social workers, Gardaí and other front line staff in dealing with suspected abuse and neglect.
To download a copy of the Children First 2011 – National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children please click here: ChildrenFirst Guidelines