DCYA launches information campaign to raise awareness amongst Parents and Childcare Providers, of the measures introduced to make childcare more affordable from September 2017. Information packs are being sent to every creche, pre-school and registered childminder in the country. Parents will be informed from next week via a media campaign.
Measures introduced this September will provide both universal and targeted subsidies towards the cost of childcare.
Every child between the ages of 6 months and 36 months in Tusla-registered childcare services will be eligible for some level of childcare support.
The child can be in full or part-time registered childcare. There will be no minimum number of hours and no maximum number of weeks for eligibility.
The financial supports will be provided directly to Tusla registered childcare providers.
Existing targeted childcare supports provided under the Community Childcare Subvention Scheme and the Training and Employment Childcare Scheme will be enhanced significantly, some by up to 50%.
All Tusla-registered childcare providers, community and private, can sign up to provide these Schemes.