Leitrim County Childcare Committee

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Laird House, Church Street, Drumshanbo,,
County Leitrim
General Details
Contact position: Manager
Service / Organisation: Leitrim County Childcare Committee
071 964 0867
Description of main activities / services for children and families:

To enhance quality early childhood education and care and After Schools provision through direct work with Early Years and After School Service Providers in County Leitrim.


Our aim is to enhance quality early childhood education and care and After Schools provision through direct work with Early Years and After School Service Providers in County Leitrim.

  • Quality Support and Intervention Programme.
  • Thematic Workshops / Programmes under Early Years National Curriculum Frameworks – Siolta & Aistear
  • Early Years Children First Training                                                              Objective 3 - To consolidate investment in the sector in order to support the continuing development of a stable, integrated and sustainable infrastructure within County Leitrim.
  • Roll out of DCYA Funding Programmes on Capital Support / Childminding Development Grant / Parent & Toddler Grant
  • Continuous Support & Development to Leitrim Early Years Services Manager / Owner Network
  • One to One service support on local Early Years Service sustainability plans.                                                                                                      Objective 4 – To provide ongoing professional development to Early Years and Schools Aged Care Practitioners, towards building the capacity of the sector to enhance and develop quality services for children and their families in County Leitrim.
  • Continuous Professional Development Programme for Early Years Practitioners                                                                                                     Objective 5 – To ensure effective and transparent collaboration, communication and consultation, and optimum use of resources by all stakeholders in early childhood care and education in County Leitrim and in other networks.
  • Interagency Collaboration across associated work within the sector in Leitrim including:                                                                                    - - Leitrim Interagency  Traveller Support Group                                            -  Sligo & Leitrim Children & Young Peoples Services Committee    - TUSLA Early Years Inspection Team                                                            - National Early Years Collaborative on Literacy & Numeracy          - Childcare Committees Ireland
Service Areas
Service Areas:
  • Leitrim - Carrick-on-Shannon and environs
  • Leitrim - south
  • Leitrim - north

County Wide Remit

Where service is provided
Where service is provided:
  • Service provided at above address
  • Service provided at various locations throughout the area covered
Cost of service to user
Cost of service to user:
  • Free
How to access the service
How to access the service (referral pathways):
  • People can self-refer / access the service directly (without the need for a referral)
  • Parents / guardians can refer
  • Through Tusla Child and Family Social Workers
  • Through other Tusla services (e.g. Education Welfare Service)
  • Through HSE services
  • Through other statutory services
  • Through other community / voluntary service
Notes on referrals to the service:

Primary Referral Pathways are through and from Early Years Education and Care Providers in County Leitrim

Parental permission needed

Not applicable to the service provided

Age-range catered for
Age-range catered for:
  • Pre-birth
  • Early years (0-4 years)
  • Primary school age (4-12 years approx.)

Parents / Guardians


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Services must:

  • Be based in Sligo / Leitrim or provide a service to children, young people or families (0 to 24 years of age, plus pre-birth services) in Sligo / Leitrim
  • Be a state supported or not for profit service or agency
  • Be non-political and non-commercial

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