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Contact us


Head Office

Customer Service Officer
Department of Children and Youth Affairs,
Block 1, Miesian Plaza, 50-58 Baggot Street Lower, 
Dublin 2. D02 XWI4, Freepost F5055
T +353 1 647 3000


Contacting the Department by email:

If you wish to contact the Department in relation to a matter concerning Early Childhood Care and Education including Qualifications, please see list of email addresses further below.


For General Contact/Enquiries

To contact the Department –

To submit a query on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) -


Minister’s Office

To contact the Minister’s Office –


Concerned about a Child's Welfare and Protection?

The Child and Family Agency (Tusla) has a primary responsibility to promote the safety and well-being of children. An Garda Síochána also have statutory responsibilities for the safety and welfare of children. Any member of the public who has a concern about a child should contact the local social work duty service  in the area where the child lives for advice about reporting your concerns.

If the concern relates to an emergency situation you should contact the local Garda Síochána.


Freedom of Information

Submitting a Freedom of Information request to the Department
Or use postal address at top of page.
More information on Freedom of Information

Early Childhood Care and Education including Qualifications

FAQs on Early Years Budget 2018 changes


For general queries on DCYA Childcare Programmes please contact your local City/County Childcare Committee.

National Childcare Scheme
ECCE Qualifications Recognition:
ECCE Higher Capitation:
ECCE Payments:
TEC and CCS Payments:
Programme Implementation Platform (PIP)/Childcare Programmes Support:
Tax Clearance Certificates etc:
Any Other Queries:

Press Office

The Press Office deals with queries from media only.
T +353 1 6473153 / 6473114 | Email



Access Officer under the Disability Act 2005


Public Transport Links

Nearby bus routes include:

Baggot Street -  38, 38a/b, 39, 39a, 39x, 70, 25x, 66x, 67x 

Leeson Street -  37, 11, 145, 41x, 46a

Luas Green Line: Charlemont Luas Stop is approximately a 10 minute walk away.

Dart: Grand Canal Dock DART/Train station is approximately a 15 minute walk away.