** From September 2017 new rates will apply for TEC, see: http://affordablechildcare.ie/am-i-eligible-for-assistance-with-my-childcare-costs/ **
The objective of the TEC Programmes is to support parents on eligible training courses and eligible categories of parents returning to work, by providing subsidised childcare places.
The TEC Programmes are:
Childcare Education and Training Support programme (CETS)
The CETS Programme caters for childcare places for Solas and Education and Training Board (ETB) training course participants.
After-School Child Care programme (ASCC)
The ASCC is administered on behalf of the Department of Social Protection (DSP) and provides afterschool care for primary school children for certain categories of working parents and parents on DSP employment programmes (not including Community Employment).
Community Employment Childcare programme (CEC)
The CEC is administered on behalf of the Department of Social Protection (DSP) and provides childcare for children of parents who are participating on Community Employment schemes
See Department of Children and Youth Affairs Website for all updates – Click Here
See Department of Children and Youth Affairs Website for all administrative procedures for the TEC Programmes – Click Here
DCYA Programmes Guide - updated 05/08/2016
Compliance 2015-2016 Provider File Checklist
Click here to view the 2015/2016 TEC Payment schedule, to take payment up until the 28th August 2015.
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