The Community Childcare Subvention (CCS) Programme and the Community Childcare Subvention Plus (CCSP) Programmes are childcare programmes to support parents on a low incomes with their childcare costs. They can be used in participating community and private childcare services.
The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) pays for a portion of the childcare costs for eligible children with the parent paying the remainder.
CCS and CCSP programmes are available for 52 weeks. They run for a ‘programme year’ which starts in September 2019 and finishes in August 2020.
These programmes are closed to new applications from October 2019.
Training and Employment Childcare (TEC) Programmes
The TEC programmes support parents who are studying, training or on Community Employment schemes by providing subsidised childcare places.
There are three programmes that are part of TEC:
The Childcare Education and Training Support (CETS) programme provides childcare for parents who are studying in Secondary Schools or with Local Education and Training Boards
The After School Child Care Programme (ASCC) provides afterschool care for primary school children with parents who are in certain categories of work and Department of Social Protection employment programmes. This doesn’t include Community Employment.
The Community Employment Childcare Programme (CEC) provides childcare for children with parents who are participating in Community Employment Schemes.
These programmes are all closed to new applications from October 2019.
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