Childcare Costs - Assistance
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The Community Childcare Subvention (CCS) Programme supports disadvantaged parents and provides support for parents in low paid employment and training or education by enabling qualifying parents to avail of reduced childcare costs (including Afterschool) at participating community childcare services. There are approximately 913 community/not-for-profit childcare services nationwide, catering for up to 27,000 children annually. This CCS Programme was granted increased funding in the 2016 Budget to allow for the expansion of the service, in order to make funding more accessible to families and children.
The Department of Children and Youth Affairs is undertaking a publicity campaign to highlight the above - more information can be found on their website - www.dcya.gov.ie - or by clicking on the link below to open an information leaflet to read/print as you require.