The National Childcare Scheme (NCS) went live on the 20th November 2020 and replaces the previous targeted childcare programmes and for this reason, no new registrations can be made under the CCSP Saver Programme for children who have not been previously registered on CCSP 2019/2020.
However if your child was already registered on one of the following CCSP programmes on the 15th November 2019, prior to the launch of NCS, the parent may choose to continue on this programme for the programme year 2020-21 or until the subvention ceases. For parents who retain registrations under any of the below Saver Programmes, they are referred to as ‘Savers’.
The Community Childcare Subvention Plus (CCSP) Saver Programme provides support for eligible parents/guardians on a low income to avail of reduced cost childcare costs at participating childcare services during the 2020/2021 programme year.
No new registrations can be made under the CCSP Saver Programme for children who have not been previously registered on CCSP 2019/2020.
As of the commencement of the NCS on 20th November 2019, parents of children aged 6 months to eligible for entry to the ECCE Programme, must now apply for this subsidy through the Universal Subsidy National Childcare Scheme (NCS). Information on the National Childcare Scheme (NCS) is available on the NCS website.
CCSU is available to children registered for CCSU on 15th November 2019. Parents of eligible children can choose to remain on CCSU Saver until they reach entry point of ECCE.
Please note: all CCSP Saver programmes detailed above are for ‘Saver’ status only which means a child registered on CCSP Programmes on or before the 15th November 2019, may choose to stay on the programme for programme year 2020-2021 or until the subvention ceases.
No new registrations are permitted on these programmes, please refer to the NCS website for information on the various NCS schemes.
For further information on all of the CCSP Saver Programmes see the Rules for the Community Childcare Subvention Plus (CCSP) Saver Programme 2020-2021
This document is also available in Irish: Rules for the Community Childcare Subvention Plus (CCSP) Saver Programme 2020-2021 (Irish Version)
If you have additional queries related to the various CCSP Saver funding programmes, please contact Wicklow County Childcare Committee for advice on 0404 64455 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The TEC programme supported parents on eligible training courses as well as certain categories of parents returning to work, by providing subsidised childcare places. The programme closed for new applications on 14 February 2020. TEC was superseded by the National Childcare Scheme (NCS).