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Government Schemes

We offer the following Government funded Childcare schemes, if you require further information please contact us on 01-4199999 and we will be happy to assist you.

ECCE Scheme

The Early Childhood Care and Education Scheme (ECCE) provides up to 2 years free pre-school care for children before they start primary school. For more information please click on  ECCE Scheme

CCS (Community Childcare Scheme)

If you are currently availing of government support you may qualify for a subsidised childcare place. For more information on eligibility visit

In order to apply for this scheme we would require copies of your government support letters, medical card, proof of date or birth and PPS

CETS Scheme

If you have applied for a vocational training course you may qualify for a subsidised childcare place for your child. CETS can provide full-time, part-time or after-school childcare places.

In order to apply for a CETS place we would require you to have a letter from your college confirming that you are eligible for a CETS place, and it should state the course start and finish date of the course. You would also need to provide proof of date of birth and PPS for your child and yourself.

CEC Scheme

This scheme provides subsidised part time crèche places for Community Employment participants. In order to apply for a CEC place you would need a letter from your employer confirming you are eligible for a CEC place alongside proof of date of birth and PPS for your child and yourself.

Universal Childcare Subsidy

With effect from September 2017 all parents with a child attending a Tusla registered childcare service will receive a subsidy towards their childcare cost. The subsidy is available to all children from the age of 6months until they join the ECCE scheme. The subsidy is paid directly to the childcare provider and this is then deducted from the parents childcare fees.

If you have any questions about the schemes and how to apply, please contact us on 01- 4199999 or email us at and we will get back in touch.