National Childcare Scheme

It has been confirmed that the new National Childcare Scheme will be open for online applications from November 20th 2019. Originally announced as part of Budget 2017 – a new “Affordable Childcare Scheme” was proposed to help families with payments for creche and nursery fees and other types of childcare such as after school care. […]
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Childcare Subsidies From September 2017

The planned roll out of a new “Single Affordable Childcare Scheme” has been delayed while a new computer system and website is put in place. As an interim measure the government made changes to the existing childcare subsidies from September 2017.  These changes should mean increases for most families. The existing childcare supports are provided […]
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Budget 2016 – Free Pre-School Extended

Free Pre-School extended in Budget 2016 From September 2016 the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) scheme will be extended . The changes mean that children will be able to start pre-school at age three, and to remain in pre-school until they start primary school.  (or reach 5 years 6 months) . Currently, children between […]
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