Community Childcare Subvention Resettlement (CCSR)

 

Overview of CCSR

As per a government approval, the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs supported a decision to increase Ireland’s resettlement quota to cater for up to 4,000 Programme Refugees. To support the Programme Refugees (PRs) in their resettlement and integration into Irish society, the need to provide dedicated childcare funding was recognised. Childcare funding was incorporated into the existing CCS and CCSP Programmes to enable parents to attend a language and orientation course within their reception centre for eight weeks and then a full year following their move into the community (i.e. 60 weeks in total).

Eligibility for CCSR

Participating pre-school going children must be between 0 and 5 years old on their start date. School-aged children (between 6 and 12 years) can access childcare for the primary school holiday periods only. The eligibility of the applying parent is determined by a letter from the Department of Justice and Equality.

 

Duration of programme

The total duration of the programme is 60 weeks.

 

Programme Rates

A flat rate of €145 per week is payable, for part-time childcare (up to 5 hours per day), over 4 days per week for each approved child for the eligible duration of their childcare place. A flat rate of €72.50 per week is payable for sessional childcare (2 hours 16 minutes to 3 hours 30 minutes) over 4 days per week.

 

Types of Places under the CCSR Programme

Sessional (2hrs 16 mins to 3 hrs 30 mins) and part-time places (3hrs 31mins to 5 hrs) are provided under the CCSR programme.

Community Childcare Subvention Resettlement (Transitional) (CCSR(T))

Overview of CCSR(T)

 CCSR(T) provides access to free childcare for children of families experiencing homelessness.

 The provision provides subvention participating pre-school going children must be between 0 – 5yrs on their start date.

 School-aged children (between 6 and 12 years) can access childcare for the primary school holiday periods only.

 The scheme is also designed to help those transitioning from homelessness to permanent accommodation.

 

How do I apply for CCSR(T)?

 A Verification letter from Focus Ireland (if in the Dublin area) or from their local authority (for all counties outside Dublin) is required.

 In order to confirm eligibility, both the Parent’s and Child’s Personal Public Service Number(PPSN) are required, as well as the child’s date of birth.

  

Programme rates

A different payment rate is attributed to each type of placement.

 For part-time childcare over 5 days per week, a flat rate of €160 per week, will be paid in relation to each child attending under CCSR(T), for the eligible duration of their childcare place. A daily meal must be provided for each child, the cost of which is included in the subvention rate.

 For sessional childcare over 5 days per week, a rate of €87.50 will be paid in relation to each child attending for the eligible duration of their childcare place. A daily meal is also to be provided for each child, the cost of which is included in the subvention rate.

 

Types of places under CCSR(T) Programme

CCSR(T) services will only offer childcare places for the following session types:

 Part-time places (between 3 hours 31 minutes and 5 hours per day)

 Sessional places (between 2 hours 16 minutes and 3 hours 30 minutes per day)

 

Required documents/information

 A verification letter from Focus Ireland (if in the Dublin area) or from their local authority (for all counties outside Dublin) is required.

 A CCSR(T) Parental Declaration Form will be made available to the relevant service providers who must complete this form manually and retain for compliance.

 

See Department of Children and Youth Affairs Website for updates regarding CCS – https://www.dcya.gov.ie

                    Kildare County Childcare Committee, 

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                      Clane,

                      Co. Kildare

                      W91 E6NY

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