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.
Please note that the CCSP Programme includes the following programmes, details on each below:
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.
CCSR was a programme which catered for the childcare needs of Programme Refugees (PRs) to help support their resettlement and integration into Irish society. Initially, the programme catered for children up to 6 years old for a duration of 60 weeks. However, the scheme was expanded to include school age children up to and including 12 years during non-school term (apx 14 weeks during school holidays) over a two year period.
Where a child who was registered in the 2091/2020 programme year on 15th November 2019, has not completed their full complement of childcare under the CCSR Programme, this can now be taken in the 2020/2021 programme year.
Please note: this programme is not open to children who were not previously registered on the 15th November 2019. Children of Programme Refugees who were not previously registered on this programme, must now be directly sponsored by the Department of Justice and Equality under the National Childcare Scheme (NCS) This includes siblings of children registered on CCSR.
For further information on the NCS Sponsor Referral Subsidy visit the NCS website.
The Community Childcare Subvention Resettlement (Transitional) (CCSR(T)) no longer exisits and has been replaced by the Sponsor Referral process on NCS. For further information on Sponsor Referrals visit the NCS website or contact the NCS Parent Support Centre on 01 9068530.
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 Dublin City Childcare Committee for advice on 01 8733696 or email email@example.com