** 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 tables below for rates of the 3 programmes, or download our TEC table to see all together
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
Free Online Training for Childminders
Parents Plus - Early Years Programme April 2018
Force Majeure Application Form
Statement on Storm Emma and the Early Years sector
UPDATE : Notice from DCYA regarding weather conditions