we provide ongoing support, advice, information and assistance
to all new and existing childcare services in the county. These can
be community or privately based childcare services.

National Programmes / National Childcare Scheme 

Louth CCC support all early childhood services in Louth to fulfil their contractual obligations under the national childcare programmes in accordance with government objectives.

AIM – Access and Inclusion Model

The Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) is a model of supports designed to ensure that children with disabilities can access the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) programme.

Quality Provision

LCCC provide ongoing support and mentoring to Early Years Services to enhance quality practice for better outcomes for children. This support is underpinned by National Curriculum Framework: Aistear and the National Quality Framework: Síolta.

Child Protection

LCCC is committed to the full delivery of the National Children First Plan and implementing the Children First National Training Programme for the Early Years Sector. LCCC also answer all your questions about the commencement of the Children First Act 2015.


  • Capital Grants for 2019 will go live on 25th February 2019 and close on 27th March 2019 @ 3pm
  • Applications for a DCYA number to apply for new settings close on 13th March 2019.
  • Parent & Toddler Grant now closed for 2018
  • Childminding Development Grant now closed for 2018

Thinking of setting up a new service?

An Introductory Guide to Setting up a Childcare Service

First Aid Responder (FAR)

First Aid Responder (FAR) Reimbursement Fund 2019

New regulatory requirement will come into force from 1st June 2020

One person per registered service/childminder will need to hold a FAR qualification.  Funding now available.