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Contact us

Main Contact

Head Office
Department of Children and Youth Affairs
43-49 Mespil Road
Dublin 4, D04 YP52

Tel: +353 1 6473000
Fax: +353 1 6473101

Please Note - If you wish to contact the Department in relation to a matter concerning the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Scheme including Qualifications, please see list of email addresses below.


Press Office

The Press Office deals with queries from media only.

Tel: +353 1 647-3153


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.


Other Useful Contacts

Freedom of Information


More information on Freedom of Information


Early Years Policies and Programmes

FAQs on Early Years Budget 2018 changes

Athruithe ECCE 2018

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:


Access Officer under the Disability Act 2005


Location of Head Office

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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.

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