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Childcare

Free Pre-School year in Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Programme - (Providers)

ECCE Programme   The ECCE programme is a universal two-year pre-school programme available to all children within the eligible age range. It provides children with their first formal experience of early learning prior to commencing primary school. The programme is provided for three hours per day, five days per week over 38 weeks per year and the programme year runs from September to June each year. There will be one point of entry at the beginning of the programme year from this...

Published on 24 August 2018

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CCS/CCSP Band Rates 2018-2019Microsoft Word  document

Published on 16 August 2018

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CCS / CCSP Information

CCS Plus CCS Plus services may cater for infant, pre-school and afterschool places.  They may also incorporate a breakfast club.  Some CCS Plus services may be stand-alone services and cater for just one type of service e.g. afterschool.   Eligibility for CCS Plus A child must be under 15 years of age to be eligible for CCS Plus.  CCS Plus subvention is available for up to 52 weeks of the programme year.  The Band Rates and Subvention table can be found below CCSP...

Published on 15 August 2018

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Information for Parents ECCE scheme

Is my child eligible for the Early Childhood Care and Education (free pre-school) programme? Please use the table below to determine your child's eligibility for the ECCE programme

CCSR (Transitional)

CCSR (Transitional)   The CCSR(T) provision provides subvention for all pre-school children of families experiencing homelessness aged 0 to 5 inclusive and 6 to 12 year olds during the school holidays only. The scheme is also designed to help those transitioning from homelessness to permanent accommodation. The eligibility of the applying parent is determined by Focus Ireland (if in the Dublin area)/Local Authority (if outside of Dublin). A verification letter from Focus Ireland or...

Published on 23 July 2018

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CCS Resettlement

CCS Resettlement   To be eligible for CCSR, participating pre-school going children must be between 0 and 5 years old on their start date. School-aged children (between 6 and 12 years) can access childcare for the primary school holiday periods only. The eligibility of the applying parent is determined by a letter from the Department of Justice and Equality. The total duration of the programme is 60 weeks. Sessional (2hrs 16 mins to 3 hrs 30 mins) and part-time places (3hrs 31mins to 5...

Published on 23 July 2018

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CCS Universal

CCS Universal   Eligibility for the Universal Subsidy The childcare subsidy is available to all children aged from 6 months to the first eligible point of entry to the ECCE programme. This scheme is administered via an enhancement to the CCS scheme. The maximum weekly universal childcare subsidy is €20. As CCS subsidies are currently paid according to session type, i.e. full-time, part-time, sessional, half-sessional, this maximum weekly universal subsidy rate of €20 will be...

Published on 23 July 2018

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CCS Plus

CCS Plus   CCS Plus services may cater for infant, pre-school and afterschool places.  They may also incorporate a breakfast club.  Some CCS Plus services may be stand-alone services and cater for just one type of service e.g. afterschool.     Eligibility for CCS Plus A child must be under 15 years of age to be eligible for CCS Plus.  CCS Plus subvention is available for up to 52 weeks of the programme year.  The Band Rates and Subvention table can be...

Published on 23 July 2018

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