We have a new Parent Booklet available for download here: Parent-booklet-May update (2)
Laois County Childcare Committee’s AGM
Laois County Childcare’s AGM will being held in the Portlaoise Parish Centre. (Dates will be confirmed at a later date)
FREE Pre-school Year (ECCE Scheme)
Laois County Childcare Committee would like to advise any parents who are planning on sending their child to primary school in September and would like to avail of the Free Pre-School Year, that they must enroll their child immediately.
In order to enroll a child this January under the scheme the child must be aged between 3 years 7 months and 4 years 10 months In order to avail of the Scheme a parent must register their child in a pre-school, a list of which is available to download below or by calling Laois County Childcare.
- Our directory of Pre Schools and Parent and Toddler Groups in Laois is available to download from our Services page
- If you don’t have Adobe PDF Reader download the FREE software for Adobe PDF Format here.
Once enrolled in a childcare service you will then be asked to complete a parental declaration form containing your child’s Name, Date of Birth, and PPS number. For Parents participating in the FREE Pre-School year in January these forms must be returned to your childcare service by June.
Parent & Toddler Group Initiative Grants 2013 – Extended until 5th April 2013
Laois County Childcare Committee has been charged with administering the NCIP funding for the Parent & Toddler Initative again in 2013. However monies granted may vary depending on the volume of applications received, and we may not be able to allocate all groups the maximum amount of funding. If all funding is not utilized with the applications we receive, then the funding will continue to be available on an ongoing first come – first served basis.
Please find application form which can be downloaded here .Relevant PT Group Grants app form (2)
Setting up a Parent & Toddler Group
If you are interested in setting up a group in your area please contact LCCC.