The National Childcare Scheme opens in October 2019. It replaces all previous childcare programmes with a single, streamlined and user-friendly Scheme to help parents meet the cost of childcare.


Universal and Income Assessed Subsidies will be available for families with children aged between 24 weeks and 15 years who are attending any participating Tusla registered childcare service or Tusla registered childminder.


For all information go to or follow the National Childcare Scheme on Facebook

ECCE - free pre-school years are unaffected by the introduction of the National Childcare Scheme.

Previously available childcare schemes will continue alongside the NCS for the first year, these include:





Community Childcare Subvention (CCS) Programme

Community Childcare Subvention Plus (CCSP) Programme 


 A Parents Guide to the National Childcare Funding Programmes 2017-2018  Download here in PDF

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