Funded schemes


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

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

  • The national childcare scheme (NCS) which provides both universal subsidies and income assessed subsidies

A Parents Guide to the National Childcare Funding Programmes is available to download here

See below for further information on the following funded schemes:

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