The National Childcare Scheme is the first ever statutory entitlement to financial support for childcare.
The National Childcare Scheme is our pathway to truly accessible, affordable, quality childcare. From November 2019 it will replace all previous targeted childcare programmes with a single, streamlined and user-friendly Scheme to help parents meet the cost of quality childcare.
Supports are available for families with children aged between 24 weeks and 15 years who are attending any participating Tusla registered childcare service, including any Tusla registered childminder.
To apply for the Scheme online you will need to have a verified MyGovID.
Your verified MyGovID is your single, secure account to unlock Irish Government services online. Click here to set up your verified MyGovID before you apply