Wicklow County Childcare Committee

Wicklow County Childcare Committee (WCCC) provides advice and assistance to existing and potential Childcare providers, to Childminders and those thinking of Childminding, and to parents, on all issues for children between the ages of 0 and 14. WCCC is also responsible for implementing a robust child protection regime for the sector. It provides a range of administration and quality supports to parents, early years settings (including childminders) and parent & toddler groups through a programme of workshops, training, signposting, grant administration, oversight of the government’s childcare programmes (ECCE, TCE and CCS), information, advice, and guidance.



Our PPN Representatives

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Lisa Kearns

Lisa has worked in the community childcare sector for over 20 years and has strong links within the local community.  Lisa has a great working knowledge of the sector, the difficulties that it faces as well as the positive moves forward that have been made.   She is part of the Infant Mental Health Network and works alongside the tree DEIS schools within the area.   In regard to parents and children the Marian Center has strong links on what difficulties parents and children are currently facing in the community and what supports are available.   Lisa holds qualifications in Childcare, Play Therapy and Family Support.

Kathleen OConnor