Childcare and Education Training Support (CETS) Programme

Childcare Education and Training Support (CETS) Programme


This strand formerly catered for FÁS and VEC training course participants. Following the establishment of the Local Education and Training Boards, Strand 1 is now administered on behalf of the Department of Education, who have sole  responsibility for deciding who is eligible to avail of this strand of the Programme.
To avail a place under Strand 1, parents must obtain a letter of eligibility provided by their local Education and Training Board or SOLAS.

**March 2017 - The CETS scheme has been expanded to include parents who are attending secondary school. The parent must obtain a letter from the school to say they are eligible. The letter should include both child and parent's PPSNs and dates of birth.

For ETB/SOLAS places the letter must contain:

  • The name of the parent
  • The name of the eligible course
  • The start date of the course
  • The number of weeks of the course and/or the end date of the course
  • Confirmation that they are eligible for subsidised childcare under the CETS programme for this course.

What next for Childcare Provider?

Click here for access to the TEC How to Guide to review the steps involved in creating a registration for a CETS Childcare place.


Parents Guide


Optional Parental Contributions


Full Time €25*
Part Time €15*
Afterschool €5*
Afterschool with Pick up €15*

*Max amount a parent may be charged

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