This programme provides a universal subvention for children aged between 6 months and 3 years. This is part of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs plan to make childcare more affordable to parents. The scheme commenced on 21st August 2017 and is available for 52 weeks of the year. The subsidy is available pro rata (i.e. if child less than 5 days) The payment of which is facilitated through the CCSP childcare programme.

CCS Session Type Universal Band (CCS Band U) (Weekly Subsidy)CCS Session Type Universal Band (CCS Band U) (Weekly Subsidy)
Full-time (i.e. 5.01 or more hours)€20
Part-time (i.e. 3.31 to 5 hours)€10
Sessional (i.e. 2.16 to 3.30 hours)€7
Half-sessional (i.e. 1 to 2.15 hours)€3.50

Registering a child on the Universal Subsidy

Parents must complete a CCSPU Child Pre- Registration Form with the following information: Child’s PPSN, Parent’s PPSN and Parent and Child DOB

  • Services do not have to attach any eligibility documentation
  • Only the Universal session types are displayed for selection
  • Once correct details (above) are entered, place will automatically approve

The Childcare Service must provide the parent with a Fee Policy and a Calendar.

More Information

Download Rules For DCYA Childcare Funding Programmes 2017/2018

Download CCSPU Child Pre- Registration Form

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