FROM SEPTEMBER 2017

EVERY FAMILY will be eligible for financial childcare support for ANY child aged between 6-36 months in full or part-time Tusla registered childcare and in contract with DCYA.  This subsidy will not be MEANS TESTED and therefore will be available for families at any income level.

The Universal Subsidy will be available for all children between the ages of six months and the time at which they are eligible for the free pre-school programme and who are not receiving any targeted CCS subvention.

NEW UNIVERSAL SUBSIDY

The new universal band will be available for all children between the ages of 6 months and the time at which they are eligible to start the free pre-school programme, and who are not receiving any targeted CCS subvention.  This is not means-tested and is available to families and children in Tusla-registered childcare either in community or private services.

TO QUALIFY:

The parent must provide both the child and parent PPS number to the childcare provider.

The available rates are outlined in the table below

CCS SESSION TYPE UNIVERSAL BAND (CCS BAND U) WEEKLY SUBSIDY
Full-Time (5 or more hours) €20
Part-Time (3.31 to 5 hours) €10
Sessional (2.16 to 3.30 hours) €7
Half Sessional (1 to 2.15 hours) €3.50

For any additional information please contact : 062 64200 

OR

visit :  http://affordablechildcare.ie