Affordable Childcare Scheme 2017

From September, children between the ages of 6 months and 36 months in Tusla-registered childcare will qualify for childcare supports, with further childcare supports for many more children under 15 years old.
As every parent knows, the cost of childcare is generally highest when children are under 3 years old - because more hours of care are needed nad it is more expensive to provide qualify childcare for very young children.
So, to help families meet that cost, the Government is introducing new childcare supports for children between the ages of 6 months and 36 months (or until the child qualifies for the free pre-school programme if that is later).
In addition, new increased childcare supports will be available to families on lower incomes who have children under 15 years old in Tusla-registered childcare. 

 

Please click on the DCYA website affordablechildcare.ie for more information.