Invitation to National Childcare Scheme (NCS) Sponsored Referral Training


What is a Sponsored Referral?

An NCS sponsored referral is a special arrangement for vulnerable children and families. Certain Statutory Organisations (sponsor bodies) can refer a child for an NCS subsidy where childcare is needed on child welfare, child protection, family support or other specified grounds.

Who can attend?

You/your staff team may be aware of such children who might benefit through the childcare services in which you are involved. This is an opportunity to find out more about how the sponsor process works. Each of the five sponsor bodies has its own eligibility criteria, which will be covered in this training session – for example, Túsla, HSE, Local Authorities, Department of Education & Skills and DCEDIY (Irish Refugee Protection Programme).


Training Details: Training will be delivered via Microsoft Teams

Time: 10.00am

Date: 10th December 2021

Teams Link: The link will be issued in due course


To attend the training, please email the name of your organisation and the names of who will be attending to Tom/Mairead from Pobal, who will provide the training.

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