Early Years

Early Years Information

Information on early years services, pre-schools, childcare services, services that can offer you support, and useful resources.


Wicklow County Childcare Committee

Information on local early years services and supports for children with Special Educational Needs.


SPECS Bray Family Support Project

Free family support services such as Preparing for Life parent mentoring from pregnancy to starting school; Parents Plus parenting programmes for 1-6-year-olds; Strengthening Families courses to help parents and families build positive relationships.


Tusla Child and Family Agency

State agency responsible for improving well-being and outcomes for children. Information on family support services in your area. List of pre-school services by county here.


Access and Inclusion Model 

Information on Better Start Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) of supports to ensure children with disabilities can access the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) programme. They have a Home Play and Learning resource page for parents.


HSE website: Progressing Disability Services for Children and Young People

HSE website on new approach to disability services for children and young people: My Child Has or May Have a Disability; Children’s Disability Services; the PDS Programme, A-Z of Useful Links.


Department of Children & Youth Affairs

Information on range of services and supports for children and young people.


Department of Education and Skills

Information on education system and supports for children with Special Educational Needs.

Early Years News