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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

CCS/CCSP Band Rates 2018-2019

Rules for DCYA Programmes 2018-2019  (Irish)

 

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 paid on a pro-rata basis according to session type.

 

Universal Subsidy (CCSU) rates

 Session Type

Weekly Subsidy

Daily Subsidy

Full-time (i.e. 5 hours plus per day)

€20

€4

Part-time (i.e. 3:31 to 5 hours per day)

€10

€2

Sessional (i.e. 2:16 to 3:30 per day)

€7

€1.40

Half-sessional (i.e. 1:15 to 2:15 per day)

€3.50

€0.70

 

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 hrs) are provided under the CCSR programme.

A flat rate of €145 per week is payable, for part-time childcare over 4 days per week for each approved child for the eligible duration of their childcare place.

A flat rate of €72.50 per week is payable for sessional childcare over 4 days per week.

 

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 from their Local Authority is required.

CCSR(T) services will only offer childcare places for the following session types:

  • Part-time places (between 3 hours 31 minutes and 5 hours per day)
  • Sessional places (between 2 hours 16 minutes and 3 hours 30 minutes per day)

A different payment rate is attributed to each type of placement.

  • For part-time childcare over 5 days per week, a flat rate of €160 per week, will be paid in relation to each child attending under CCSR(T), for the eligible duration of their childcare place. A daily meal must be provided for each child, the cost of which is included in the subvention rate.
  • For sessional childcare over 5 days per week, a rate of €87.50 will be paid in relation to each child attending for the eligible duration of their childcare place.  A daily meal is also to be provided for each child, the cost of which is included in the subvention rate.