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Community Childcare Subvention (CCS) Programme

The Community Childcare Subvention (CCS) Programme is a childcare programme targeted to support parents on a low income to avail of reduced childcare costs at participating community childcare services. The Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) pays for a portion of the childcare costs for eligible children, a payment described in this document as a subvention payment, with the parent paying the remainder.

The CCS is only available through participating community not-for-profit childcare services. The service provider submits an application for CCS on behalf of the parent to the DCYA. CCS subvention is available for 52 weeks of the year. The CCS programme covers the academic year, starting in September and finishing in August.  This is referred to as the Programme year.

CCS services may cater for infant, pre-school and afterschool places.  They may also incorporate a breakfast club.  Some CCS services may be stand-alone services and cater for just one type of service e.g. afterschool. 

Eligibility for CCS

The relevant child must be less than 15 years of age. A child will not be eligible if they are enrolled on any other DCYA childcare programme.

CCS Band Rates

 

NOTICE

Rules for DCYA Funding Programmes 2017/2018

Na Rialacha do Chláir Chistithe Cúraim Leanaí na Rlgó Bailí don chlárbhliain 2017/2018

 

 

Contact Details:


CCS Section,
Childcare Directorate,
Department of Children and Youth Affairs,
43-49 Mespil Road,
Dublin 4
Tel: 01 6473000
Fax: 01 6473224
E-mail: ccs@dcya.gov.ie

Sonraí Teagmhála:


An Rannóg CCS,
An Stiúrthóireacht Cúram Leanaí,
An Roinn Leanaí agus Gnóthaí Óige,
43-49 Bóthar Mespil,
Baile Átha Cliath 4
Teil: 01 6473000
Facs: 01 6473224
Ríomhphost:  ccs@dcya.gov.ie

 

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