Community Childcare Subvention Plus (CCSP): This programme provides childcare funding support targeting low-income families in private childcare services and community childcare services.

Community Childcare Subvention Universal (CCSU): All families are eligible for financial childcare support for children between the ages of six months and the time at which they are eligible for the free pre-school programme. This subsidy will NOT be means tested and therefore will be available for families at any income level. To qualify the parent must provide both the child and parent PPS number to the childcare provider.

Community Childcare Subvention Resettlement (CCSR): This programme provides childcare support to Programme Refugees to support their resettlement and integration into Irish society.

Community Childcare Subvention Resettlement (Transitional) (CCSSR(T)): As part of the “Rebuilding Ireland – an Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness” the DCEDIY has provided access to free childcare for children of families experiencing homelessness.

Training and Employment Childcare (TEC) Programmes: These programmes provide childcare funding support for parents participating in eligible ETB/Solas vocational training courses, Community Employment (CE) programmes or returning to employment.


For detailed programme information, please click on relevant programme links below:

Before registrations can commence:

  • Services must have signed relevant Funding Agreement;
  • Service calendars and fees lists must be submitted before registrations can be approved


The below guidance documents are now available on PIP:


Payments for TEC and CCSP will be made to the existing bank account associated with the service/programme on PIP; for any changes, please notify the Early Years & Young Peoples Directorate via


If services wish to be included in the preliminary payments, contracting must be completed prior to dates in table below:


Programme Preliminary payment date Contracting date completion (in order to be included in  the preliminary payment)
CCSP 14th August 10th August
TEC 21st August 14th August


If you have any queries, please contact Pobal’s Early Years Provider Centre on 01-5117222, or contact Wicklow County Childcare Committee.

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