National Childcare Scheme (NCS)
Introduced to October 2019, NCS was devised to provide childcare assistance to all families. Broken into two types of subsidy-
Universal subsidy- is for any child under 3 years who is not on the ECCE scheme. This is not means tested.
Income Assessed Subsidy – for any child under 15 years. This is means tested.
Once the application process is completed via myGovid portal, parents will receive a CHICK code, this needs to be brought directly to management so we can place your child on our system.
NCS Parent Helpline: 01 9068530
Early Childhood Care & Education programme (ECCE)
Promoting the introduction of the education system the ECCE programme is designed for children aged from 2 years 8 months up until 5 years. Running over a 76-week period, the programme normally runs from the end of August to the middle of June over a 2 year period. For any child who is eligible, the state pays a capitation fee to participating services for parents to avail of the free 3.5 hour session over a five day period.
Please click the button below to see your child’s eligibility: