City and County Childcare Committees (CCCs)
There are 31 City and County Childcare Committees (CCCs). Thirty three CCCs were established in 2001, to encourage the development of childcare locally.
City and County Childcare Committees offer a wide variety of services locally including; advice on setting up a childcare business; childcare information sessions; training courses for those considering a career in childcare; and advice and support on applying for government funding. City and County Childcare Committees also offer services to parents, such as providing information on local childcare facilities and information on parent networks.
City and Council Childcare Committees are the first point of contact for service providers seeking approval for childcare places under childcare programmes administered by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs