The Department Of Children and Youth Affairs provides subvention towards
childcare and will continue to do so during the closures announced by the Taoiseach
Leo Varadkar TD on the 12th March 2020.
DCYA will continue to pay for all Government childcare schemes while crèches and
preschools are closed. This means that providers will be fully paid for the free preschool scheme (ECCE) and it will remain free to parents. Likewise NCS, CCSP and
TEC will continue to be subsidised to eliminate or reduce the fear of lower income
families.

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