Please note:

At present the government are developing a new Affordable Childcare Scheme. The first measures of the scheme will come in September 2017. Full information is available at:
However, the following should be noted:

For all: there is no new means tested payment at present.
For Parents:
The new universal childcare subsidy will mean €20 off full-time childcare fees, per week, for parents of children from 6 months to 3 years. This can be applied for directly with the childcare service in September 2017.
For those who hold a medical card and/or are on a social welfare payment there may be a further entitlement to increased payments (amounts for existing schemes are going up), full information on this is available at:
For services:
Please go ahead and register for CCSP, which includes CCSU. You will then be in a position to offer the new scheme to parents in September.

Meanwhile the following government schemes continue to operate: 


Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Programme - Free Preschool Year

The following are schemes to assist with Childcare costs, follow the links below for further information:

Training and Education Childcare (TEC) Programmes


Community Childcare Subvention (CCS) Programme

Community Childcare Subvention Private (CCSP) Programme 


A Parents Guide to the National Childcare Funding Programmes 2016-2017  Download here in PDF

                    Kildare County Childcare Committee, 

                      Unit 21 Thompson Enterprise Centre, 

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                      Co. Kildare   

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