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 additional needs can access the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) programme. Its goal is to empower service providers to deliver an inclusive pre-school experience, ensuring that every eligible child can fully participate in the ECCE programme.

First5 – Guidance for Reopening  

First5 Online Resources & Guidance to Support Service Providers.

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.


  • Parent & Toddler Grant NOW opened for 2024
  • Childminding Development Grant currently closed

Thinking of setting up a new service?

An Introductory Guide to Setting up a Childcare Service


A childminder is someone who offers childcare in the childminders own home. They provide a home from home environment, which can offer continuity from the newborn to afterschool stages. Childminders can offer flexible hours to meet parent’s needs and provide wrap around care, i.e. drop-off and collection from pre-school or school.

Office Opening Hours:-

Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Tel: 042-9336364
Email: [email protected]