Funded schemes


contactThe Irish Government currently funds three strands of childcare supports for parents.

The range from the ECCE programme (commonly referred to as the ‘free pre-school year’);

Training and Employment Childcare (TEC) which supports those returning to education or employment and a subsidised childcare scheme (CCS) which is targeted at low income or disadvantaged families.

A Parents Guide to the National Childcare Funding Programmes 2017-2018 is now available to download in English and Irish.  Please also see supplementary page about the changes with the ECCE scheme for 2018.

See below for further information on the following funded schemes:

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