Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Questions (193)

Michael Conaghan

Question:

193. Deputy Michael Conaghan asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the counties in which the community subvention scheme is currently not available; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28575/14]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

My Department administers the Community Childcare Subvention (CCS) programme which is confined to community not-for-profit childcare services. The subvention is used by the services to reduce the weekly fees charged to disadvantaged or low income working families based on eligibility criteria.

The CCS programme is available in all counties throughout the country. Information on the location of community services participating in the programme is available from the City or County Childcare Committee in each county.