About Us

Vision Statement

To excel in the development and support of quality ELC and SAC in Dún Laoghaire Rathdown to bring about positive outcomes for children and families.

Mission Statement

To proactively work in partnership and effecting positive change with our partners, providers and key stakeholders and implementing the National Childcare Funding Programmes on behalf of DCEDIY at local level in Dún Laoghaire Rathdown.

Where are we?

We are based in Deansgrange Business Park, Unit 16. Due to the pandemic, we are currently working remotely and can be contacted by phone on 01 2896600 or by email at info@dlrchildcare.ie.

What we do

For Providers
  • Providing Support for the Government Funded Programmes
  • Delivering Training in the following:
    • Child Protection – Always Children First Training
    • Equality & Diversity Training
    • Sustainability and Governance
  • Promoting of Aistear & Síolta Frameworks
  • Providing support & information in relation to Better Start Quality Development
  • Providing support when applying for AIM (Access and Inclusion Model)
  • Supporting the development of Policies and Procedures
  • Supporting childminders in line with the National Childminding Development Plan
  • Administrating and support for all Grant Schemes: Capital Grants, Parent & Toddler Grants, Childminding Development Grant, Learner fund etc.
  • Delivering a variety of supports during the Covid 19 Pandemic
For Parents
  • Signposting Childcare Options
  • Programme funding information
  • Information on Tusla registered providers
  • Signposting to Parent & Toddler Groups
  • Offering AIM supports
  • Delivering a variety of supports during the Covid 19 Pandemic