Childcare Services

two children in playschool with their teacher
Caroline Baker, Aine O’ Hehir, Thomas Drohan

Respond Support is a leading community Early Learning and Afterschool provider in Ireland. We support the development and delivery of affordable, accessible, Early Years education and Afterschool services for all families.


Our Vision

“That every child knows their value and discovers their magic”


Quality early childhood education and care is directly associated with positive pro-social and emotional development, personal development and greater academic success. Respond Support’s provision of community-based services nationally demonstrates our commitment to  contributing to the social and sustainable development of the communities we serve.

Programmes Delivered       

  • Triple P Parenting
  • Parenting Plus
  • Doodle Den
  • Buddy Bench
  • Spongecakes and Spellings Literacy Programme
  • Snuggle Stories Literacy Programme
  • Parent & Toddler Groups

In childcare centres throughout Ireland, Respond Support provides childcare services to approximately 700 children. These services range from full-day childcare to morning, afternoon, pre-school and after school services and are available to Respond! Housing residents and members of the wider community. Logo

Respond Support provides childcare services in the following estates:

Respond Support has almost 100 staff members nationwide who manage and provide these services. If you would like information on childcare services in your community, please click here or drop into one of our national Early Learning centres.

As Community Childcare providers Respond Support Services are part funded and operate through two main Government Schemes; the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Scheme and the Community Childcare Subvention Scheme (CCS). Some Respond Support Childcare Services are in a position to provide the Training and Employment Childcare (TEC) Programmes which incorporates the Childcare Education and Training Support Programme (CETS), After School Childcare Programme (ASCC) and the Community Employment Childcare Programme (CEC). Through all schemes, Respond Support aims to provide quality accessible affordable childcare services. Pobal administers the funding for all programmes and may conduct on-site visits and checks of service providers participating in programmes on behalf of the DCYA.

The following leaflet is based on information currently available: 2018-Respond Support-childcare-brochure