The childcare funding programmes are explained briefly below. For further information on any of these funding programmes please see the Rules for DCYA Funding Programmes 2018/2018. Alternatively, contact WxCCC on 053-9237156 for more information.

ECCE

The ECCE programme is a universal two-year pre-school programme available to all children within the eligible age range. 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. The programme is available to all children who have turned 2 years and 8 months before September 2018 as long they won’t turn 5 years and 6 months at any point during the pre-school year (please refer to the ECCE calculator on our home page).

You can access more detailed information on the Department of Children and Youth Affair’s ECCE page.

Community Childcare Subvention (CCS) Programme

This programme provides childcare funding support targeting low income families in community childcare services.

You can access more detailed information on the Department of Children and Youth Affair’s CCS page.

Community Childcare Subvention Plus (CCSP)

This programme provides childcare funding support targeting low income families in private childcare services and community childcare services. You can access more detailed information on the Department of Children and Youth Affairs page.

Universal Subsidy (CCSU)

This universal payment is facilitated through the CCSP childcare programme for children aged between 6 months and 3 years. You can access more detailed information on the Department of Children and Youth Affairs page.

Community Childcare Subvention Resettlement (CSSR)

This programme provides childcare support to Programme Refugees to support their resettlement and integration into Irish society. You can access more detailed information on the Department of Children and Youth Affairs page.

Community Childcare Subvention Resettlement (Transitional) (CSSR(T))

This programme provides access to free childcare for children of families experiencing homelessness. You can access more detailed information on the Department of Children and Youth Affairs page.

Training and Employment Childcare (TEC) Programmes

These programmes provide childcare funding support for parents/guardians participating in eligible ETB/Solas vocational training courses, Community Employment (CE) programmes or returning to employment.

For more information on any of these funding programmes please see the Rules for DCYA Funding Programmes 2018/2018.

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