Education & Childcare

Do you or your children need access to education

TUSLA is the Child and Family Agency responsible for improving wellbeing and outcomes for children.

Tusla Service Response to Ukrainian Crisis, Galway

Tusla Education Support Service (TESS) is working with the Department of Education to support families arriving from the Ukraine in accessing education and language support.

If you have any queries in relation to school enrolment or any other educational issues please contact Teresa Barrett, TESS Galway on 091 385302 /

Regional Education and Language Teams (REALT).
The primary role of the REALT is to build on existing regional education support structures and the initial focus will be on assisting families in securing school places.

REALT will also support schools in the area to meet the needs of these children as they emerge, to advise and support the Department of Education in developing new capacity where required, and to co-ordinate the provision of education services to schools and families across their defined area. - Employment, childcare and education (

Galway & Roscommon (GRETB) 

For those fleeing the conflict in Ukraine who wish to access courses/services

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Galway and Roscommon ETB Further Education and Training Department can provide...

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Pre-school & Childcare

You can contact a local childcare provider to see if they have a place for your child, or you can contact your local Childcare Committee who can help you to find a place.

Galway Childcare Committee
091 752039

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The key aim of the Galway Childcare Committee is to coordinate the implementation of National Childcare Policy and Programmes at local level on behalf of the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY).

A key role of the Galway Childcare Committee is to facilitate and support the development of quality, accessible early learning and care and school age childcare services for the overall benefit of children and their parents by taking a child-centered and partnership approach. 

The DCEDIY funds support programmes to help parents access quality early learning and care and school age childcare at a more affordable cost. Staff at Galway Childcare Committee will be able to assist parents in explaining your eligibility for the National Childcare Scheme (NCS) and the ECCE free preschool programmes and advice on which services offer these programmes in your area.

A Parent and Toddler Group is a group of parents/carers and their children that meet regularly in a suitable location, for example, a community centre, parish or sports hall. While these groups are great for giving the children an opportunity to play and socialise in a safe environment supervised by their parents, they are also very beneficial for the parents/carers who get to meet others in similar circumstances that live in their area. They provide a great support network where parents have an opportunity to share their experiences and advice. If parents are interested in attending or setting up a Parent and Toddler Group, please contact a member of our staff by phone or email, information below.

Please see the following useful links to childcare services and resources;

Galway Childcare Committee Website; Galway Childcare

The National Childcare Scheme; National Childcare Scheme

City and County Childcare Committees; City and County Childcare Committees

First 5 Whole of Government Strategy; First 5 Whole of Government Strategy

A parents guide to childcare in Ireland (Ukrainian)

For further information and support, please contact a member of staff on 091 752039 or email


English Classes

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The aim of the Galway Childcare Committee is to coordinate the implementation of National Childcare Policy and Programmes at local level on behalf of the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY). Click here for more information.


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NPC Helpline for Ukrainian parents;

National Parents Council have a new helpline officer that speaks Ukrainian and Russian to assist with queries regarding pre-school or school going age education. This service is available from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday by phone 01 887 4473 or by email




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