The Childcare Directory Ltd. was established in 2000
Childcare.ie founded by Childcare Owners / Workers to help deliver information to parents and support the childcare sector in Ireland.
The primary aim of establishing The Childcare Directory Ltd was to help parents in Ireland find quality childcare solutions within their area. This service was put in place with the establishment of the website www.childcare.ie, a portal that allows parents to log in and search for childcare by type and location, in addition to providing them with a range of information resources. .
In 2002 the Childcare.ie team recognised the fact that the Irish childcare industry needed a dedicated trade publication and set about publishing Childcare.ie magazine.
Childcare.ie is Ireland's leading Early Years Education magazine and its success and popularity is mainly due to the fact that the Childcsare.ie team has largely come from a background in childcare as well as being parents.
In 2006 The Childcare Directory went on to establish The Early Years Education Show, www.educationshow.ie, which was the first dedicated exhibition / trade show for the preschool industry in the Republic of Ireland. Held in the RDS each year, it brings together leading suppliers to showcase their products to visiting professionals. The show also includes a number of free seminars and talks given by some of Ireland's leading educational and child development professionals. The show has been highly successful and has established itself as an annual event in the preschool calendar.