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The Galway Childcare Committee was established in 2000 to assist in the development of a wide range of integrated, high quality, accessible and affordable services for children in Galway city and county.

Membership

The Committee is made up of 11 members representing statutory and voluntary groups with an interest in childcare, partnership boards, childcare providers and parents.

STATUTORY SECTOR
Túsla (HSE)
Local Authority

ETB/Solas (VEC/FÁS)

2
1

1
PARTNERSHIP BOARDS
Galway City Partnership
Galway Rural Development Company

1
1

SOCIAL PARTNERS
Farming Organisations
Community /Voluntary Sector

1
2
CHILDCARE SECTOR
National Voluntary Childcare Organisations
Comhar Naí­onraí na Gaeltachta, Teo.

1
1
CHILDCARE PROVIDERS
1
PARENTS
1  
 

Staff 

The Galway Childcare Committee employs 8 staff members, including a Manager, Administrator, Information Officer and Clerical Worker as well as 4 Development Officers, one for each of the following areas: Galway City and West County Galway and 2 for East County Galway.   The key goal of Galway Childcare Committee is to coordinate the implementation of National Childcare Policy at local level on behalf of the Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs.

The key objectives of GCCCC are:

  • to implement national childcare programmes at local level
  • to coordinate and assist the development of quality childcare services
  • to coordinate and assist the provision of accredited training and in-service training for childcare providers/staff
  • to provide information and resources for childcare providers, parents and the general public
  • To develop a strategic plan 2011-2013
  • to participate in the development and delivery of interagency family support initiatives that promote social inclusion

Galway Childcare Committee was the first such committee to be established.

 


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