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Childcare services in Waterford City and County fall into one of the following groups:
•Private Providers
•Community Providers
•Pre-schools (in National Schools)

Early childhood professionals working directly with the children may be either childcare workers or owners/ managers and on this website all are referred to as practitioners.

Programme Implementation Platform (PIP)

Pobal provides a range of services and supports to and on behalf of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) in the area of Early Education and Childcare.  It is best practice for all childcare services to log into the PIP portal for any updates at least once a week.

PIP Portal