Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Ceisteanna (438)

Kathleen Funchion

Ceist:

438. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the expenditure on childcare in each year since 2014, by scheme; the allocation and estimated out-turn for 2019 and the allocation for 2020, in tabular form. [48697/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Children)

Expenditure in the Early Years section of my Department has increased significantly over the last number of years, as outlined in the following table.

Table 1: Early Years Beneficiary Outturn (€m) 2014-2018

 

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

ECCE

164.4

168.5

207.6

256.7

275.6

CCS/NCS Programme funding

45.0

41.5

41.1

63.2

124.5

TEC

19.3

19.6

18.4

13.3

10.4

AIM

NA

NA

7.6

22.2

31.7

Programme Support Payment (PSP

NA

NA

NA

18.3

18.7

Capital

3.3

8.3

7.0

11.8

6.2

Administration and supports

20.8

23.4

23.4

30.7

35.1

Total

252.8

261.3

305.0

416.2

502.2

% Increase in Early Years expenditure from 2014

N/A

3%

21%

65%

99%

€574.4m was allocated to these purposes in 2019. Current projections indicate that expenditure over this year will be within 1% of this allocation.

Table 2: Early Years Beneficiary allocation and estimated outturn 2019

2019 Allocation

2019 Est. outturn

ECCE

€298.1

€295.1

CCS/NCS Programme funding

€148.0

€147.9

TEC

€9.2

€7.9

AIM Programme funding*

€21.4

€23.6

Programme Support Payment (PSP)

€19.4

€18.8

Capital

€9.6

€9.1

Administration and supports

€68.8

€67.2

Total

€574.4

€569.6

*The AIM programme launched in 2016. There are a range of further supports under the model which , from 2019, are now accounted for under the administration and supports heading.

My Department is currently finalising funding allocations for next year as part of the annual Revised Estimates process. On Budget Day 2020 I announced that an additional €54.5m had been secured for Early Learning and Care and School Aged Childcare