Training and Employment Childcare (TEC) Programmes


The objective of the TEC Programmes is to support parents on eligible training courses and eligible categories of parents returning to work by providing subsidised childcare places. The allocation of places under the programme is managed by the DCYA, via the City and County Childcare Committees (CCCs). The information is then passed on to Pobal, who make the payments to providers on the Department's instructions.

The TEC Programmes are: 

Childcare Education and Training Support programme (CETS)

The CETS Programme formerly catered for ETB and Solas training course participants and now provides childcare on behalf of the Local Education and Training Boards.

After-School Child Care programme (ASCC)
The ASCC is administered on behalf of the Department of Social Protection (DSP) and provides afterschool care for primary school children for certain categories of working parents and parents on DSP employment programmes (not including Community Employment). 

Community Employment Childcare programme (CEC)

The CEC is administered on behalf of the Department of Social Protection (DSP) and provides childcare for  children of parents who are participating on Community Employment schemes.


Further information on the TEC Programme is available on the links below: 


DCYA Training and Employment Childcare (TEC) information: Click Here


A Parents Guide to the National Childcare Funding Programmes 2017-2018


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