The Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) operate a number of Childcare Schemes. These Schemes provide free or reduced rate childcare to eligible children and/or parents. Click on each link below for an overview of each of the Schemes.
- The National Childcare Scheme (NCS)
- The Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Scheme
- The Community Childcare Subvention (CCS/CCSP) Scheme
- Training and Employment Childcare (TEC) Programmes
The following guide has been produced specifically for parents: