The National Childcare Scheme 2019

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            Universal Childcare Support    Childcare Education and           Afterschool Childcare           Community Employment

Subvention                                                                                  Training Support                                                                         Childcare

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Latest News

13 March, 2020

Covid 19 measures

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20 January, 2020

Early Years Capital Grants 2020 have been announced

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02 December, 2019

Our Parent's Childcare Bulletin is now available

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02 December, 2019

National Childcare Scheme

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19 September, 2019

KCCC are recruiting a Development Officer

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