Welcome To Roscommon Child Care Committee

Roscommon County Childcare Committee (Roscommon CCC) was established in 2002 and is a partnership of the statutory, voluntary, community, and private sectors, including parents and families, working together for the enhancement of early childhood care and education in County Roscommon.

Roscommon CCC is the first point of contact for the public in seeking advice, information or support on early childhood care and education. In 2014, the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) launched the National Better Start Initiative. Better Start describes a suite of quality supports being provided to the early childhood care and education sector in Ireland. Roscommon CCC’s role under this initiative is to identify local support needs, provision of local support and administration of funding programme support.

Roscommon Childcare Committee

Childcare Schemes

Roscommon Childcare CommitteeThe Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) operates a number of childcare schemes which provide free or reduced rate childcare to eligible children. These schemes are administered locally by the City and County Childcare Committees. In Roscommon, Roscommon Childcare Committee is responsible for the local delivery of the schemes. Please click 2016 Programme information Guide to get information on all childcare programmes


Childcare Providers

Roscommon Childcare CommitteeThis section includes information on a wide range of topics relevant to those operating an Early Years (Childcare) Service



Roscommon Childcare CommitteeThe Better Start 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.  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 and reap the benefits of quality early years care and education.


Better Start

Roscommon Childcare CommitteeBetter Start is a national initiative established by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) to bring an integrated national approach to developing quality in Early Years Education and Care (ECEC) for children aged from birth to six years in Ireland.



Cuan Bhríde Childcare Centre is seeking applicants for:

Early Years Teacher 37.5 hr Maternity Cover AND
Early Years Teacher 20 hours x 2: Afternoons 2p-6p
Essential Criteria:
Minimum QQI/Fetac V in ECCE
Ability to ensure health and safety of children at all times
Experience planning child-centred activities
Experience as part of a team
Good oral and written communication
Ability to work on own initiative, willing to work flexible hours
Garda Vetting required

Desirable Criteria:
QQI/Fetac VI in ECCE or higher qualification/equivalent
Experience working with different ages of children from
babies to toddlers, to preschool to after school
Strong Knowledge in High/Scope Curriculum & Síolta
Current First Aid Certificate, Children First Training,
Manual Handling, and any other certificates relevant to
Early Childhood Education and Care.

Shortlisting of candidates may apply. Subject to Garda Clearance. Please call for a blank Garda Clearance Form. Job description available upon request. A panel may be formed from which future vacancies may be filled, including relief work. Canvassing will disqualify. Interested applicants should send in completed Garda Clearance Form with letter of expression of interest and CV no later than Wednesday 27 September 2017 to:
The Manager, Cuan Bhríde Childcare Centre,Four Mile House, Co. Roscommon F42W326
090 662 9844 cuanbhride@outlook.com

Cuan Bhríde Childcare Centre is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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    The ECCE – Early Childhood care and Education Programme is designed to give children access to a free pre-school place of appropriate programme-based activities in the years before they start primary school. The Early Childhood Care and Education Programme is a universal free pre-school programme for children from the age of 3 years old.

    Use the ECCE Calculator to determine what year a child will be eligible


    Roscommon County Childcare Committee Customer Charter & Complaints Procedure