Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Questions (565)

Hildegarde Naughton

Question:

565. Deputy Hildegarde Naughton asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of children that have benefitted from the universal childcare subsidy since its introduction in August 2017 by county in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16434/19]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

As part of its plan to make childcare more affordable, my Department introduced a universal subvention payment from September 2017. The Community Childcare Subvention Universal (CCSU) subsidy, worth up to €20 per week per child, is available for all parents who are not in receipt of any other childcare subsidy for children aged from 6 months to the first eligible point of entry to the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) programme.

CCSU registration/s by county (2017/2018 and 2018/2019) as at 29/03/2019

County Division

Number of unique CCSP services with CCSU registration/s

Number of unique CCSU children registered

Carlow

31

556

Cavan

44

886

Clare

75

1,159

Cork City

57

1,274

Cork County

173

4,571

Donegal

79

1,168

Dublin - Dublin City

266

6,841

Dublin - Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown

105

3,919

Dublin - Fingal

168

4,176

Dublin - South Dublin

137

3,505

Galway

176

3,332

Kerry

70

1,219

Kildare

105

2,644

Kilkenny

55

1,044

Laois

40

597

Leitrim

18

315

Limerick

75

1,906

Longford

22

317

Louth

67

1,228

Mayo

63

723

Meath

96

2,058

Monaghan

39

868

Offaly

36

508

Roscommon

37

620

Sligo

44

854

Tipperary

85

1,568

Waterford

50

864

Westmeath

40

825

Wexford

86

1,369

Wicklow

81

1,462

Total

2,391

52,025