Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ceisteanna (2590)

Anne Rabbitte

Ceist:

2590. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of places that will be available under the free afterschool child care scheme for the 38 week period beginning in September 2019. [34427/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Children)

After seeking clarification from the Deputy, I understand that this question refers to the After-School Child Care (ASCC) programme which is administered under the Training and Employment childcare programme (TEC). This programme is demand led, subject to a place being available in an appropriate school age service.

There are currently 221 children registered on the ASCC programme and my Department do not expect any capacity issues for the upcoming 19/20 programme year.