This strand is known as the Community Employment Childcare (CEC) Programme and is administered on behalf of Department of Social Protection (DSP). It caters for parents participating on Community Employment Schemes. Childcare Places will be allocated to children up to 13 years of age. There will be 1,200 part-time places available for CE participants with children up to 5 years of age (as CE is a part-time programme), and 800 places available for CE participants with children who require after-school childcare.
Children on the ECCE programme can access this programme for afternoon cover opposite to their ECCE hours.
Please note: DSP have sole responsibility for deciding who is eligible to avail of this strand of the Programme.
For a place under Strand 3 (CEC) a letter of eligibility will be supplied by the CE sponsor organisation
Letter of Eligibility For CE places must contain :
- The name of the parent
- The name of the CE sponsor organisation
- The address of the CE sponsor organisation
- The start and end date of the parents CE placement
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 CE Childcare place.