Initially, in 2000, funding came from the EU in the form of the Equal Opportunities Childcare Programme (EOCP). This programme was succeeded by the National Childcare Investment Programme 2007-2010 (NCIP).
The County Childcare Committee provides support to:
- Childcare providers –existing, new & potential in the community and private sector
- Childminders – existing, new & potential
- Childcare workers
- Parent & Toddler Groups
- Childcare Students
- Anybody with a genuine interest in becoming involved in the childcare arena
“To lead, facilitate and support the development of quality, accessible childcare services in County Carlow for the overall benefit of children and their parents by taking a child-centered and partnership approach”.