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Childcare and Support

Childminding Ireland,
Tel: +353 404 64007

IPPA, the Early Childhood Organisation Cork Resource Office
Tel: +353 21 4551248
Fax: +353 21 4509848
email: cork@ippa.ie

Cork City Childcare Company Ltd.
Tel: +353 21 4509454
Fax: +353 21 4309464
Website: www.corkcitychildcare.ie

Department of Social and Family Affairs
Tel: +353 21 4917420
Fax: +353 21 4317339
Website: www.welfare.ie

NCNA: The National Children's Nurseries Association
Tel: +353 01 4601138
Fax: +353 01 4601185
Website: www.ncna.ie

Health Service Executive
Tel: 1850 24 1850
Website: www.hse.ie

Pre-school education
Centre for Early Childhood Development and Education
http://www.cecde.ie/

Early Childhood Education
Information on childhood education, including the role of the Department of Education, government policy, and child care regulations.

Early Start
Early Start is a programme designed to boost educational achievement among disadvantaged three- and four-year-old children.

Education

Primary Education

Primary and Post Primary Education

Post Primary Education

Centre for Early Childhood Development and Education Early Childhood Education

  • Information on childhood education, including the role of the Department of Education, government policy, and child care regulations.

Early Start


  • Early Start is a programme designed to boost educational achievement among disadvantaged three- and four-year-old children.

Free Pre-School Year in Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE)

The ECCE is a new scheme designed to give children access to free Pre-School Year of appropriate programme-based activities in the year before they start primary school.

Free Pre-School Year Guide for Parents (English Version)(363KB)

Free Pre-School Year Guide for Parents (Irish Version)(361KB)

Free Pre-School Year Guide for Parents (Chinese Version)(2,597KB)

Free Pre-School Year Guide for Parents (French Version)(366KB)

Free Pre-School Year Guide for Parents (Hindi Version)(388KB)

Free Pre-School Year Guide for Parents (Russian Version)(369KB)

Free Pre-School Year Guide for Parents (Spanish Version)(259KB)