LETTERKENNY COMMUNITY CHILDCARE CLG
We are a Community service operating as a playgroup (sessional service) for the last 35 years as a registered charity, Not for Profit organisation. In 2000 a submission was made to the Department of Justice Equality & Law Reform under the Childcare programme 2000-2006 part of the National Development Plan (N.D.P.) for a purpose-built Community Childcare Centre. The Donegal County Enterprise Board accessed funding to build the Childcare Facility on their site and lease to the Centre. The Childcare Centre gained funding to design and equip the building. The Childcare Centre was opened on 3rd November 2003 as a full day service. Thus, Letterkenny Community Childcare Centre (LCCC) was established. We continually strive to improve our service, creating and providing high quality childcare and education for our youngest citizens. In 2008 and 2011 LCCC achieved the All Ireland Centre of Excellence Award.
We operate under the principles of Siolta the National Standards for Pre-school services and Aistear the pre-school curriculum. In 2012 LCCC opened a second service for the ECCE (free pre-school year) and Afterschool, creating 6 additional childcare jobs, catering for 90 children.
In 2013 LCCC was a finalist in the Donegal Enterprise Board Business of the Year Awards.
In 2013 the senior team commenced training in Siolta (The principles unpinning Childcare) gaining accreditation in June 2015.
In 2020 all staff have completed a Siolta Quality Mark, taking two years to complete and successfully attained a Level 4 the highest level possible.
The Childcare Centre cares and educates children aged 6 weeks to 12 years. The Centre has five distinct areas, babies, toddlers, pre-school full day, pre-school sessional and afterschool. Facilities also include two safety surfaced outdoor areas, a garden and an indoor physical area.