Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Ceisteanna (255)

Thomas P. Broughan

Ceist:

255. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the cost of the CCS programme and the CETS programme each year since 2016 to date in tabular form; the number of children in each scheme in each of the years; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27135/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Children)

The table below outlines the cost of the CCS and CETS programme from 2016 to date.

The National Childcare Scheme (NCS), when introduced this October, will replace the CCS and TEC programmes with a single, streamlined scheme.

Recent analysis undertaken by the OECD has concluded that, when the NCS is introduced, the costs of Early Learning and Care and School-Age Childcare to parents will come closer to the OECD average. The NCS, in creating a flexible platform for future investment in funding, will allow subsidies to be expanded over time and further progress to be made.

Programme Call

Paid 2016

Paid 2017

Paid 2018

Paid 2019

Total Paid 2016-2019

Community Childcare Subvention 2016-2017

15,232,453.58

20,843,990.46

59,944.40

1,859.35

36,138,247.79

Community Childcare Subvention 2017-2018

-

23,101,733.10

27,001,876.02

-82,775.03

50,020,834.09

Community Childcare Subvention 2018-2019

-

-

16,182,223.85

15,164,638.06

31,346,861.91

TEC - Childcare Education and Training Support (CETS) 2016-2017

4,451,141.12

6,487,657.74

1,250.00

-115.00

10,939,933.86

TEC - Childcare Education and Training Support (CETS) 2017-2018

-

3,683,161.20

4,238,638.80

-6,743.00

7,915,057.00

TEC - Childcare Education and Training Support (CETS) 2018-2019

-

-

2,476,042.93

3,126,780.80

5,602,823.73

Programme Call

No. of Unique Child Registrations

CETS 2016

3,500

CETS 2017

2,540

CETS 2018

1,873

CETS Total

7,913

Programme Call

No. of Unique Child Registrations

CCS 2016

20,572

CCS 2017

17,820

CCS 2018

12,651

CCS Total

51,043