Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (610)

Matt Carthy

Ceist:

610. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration if eligible applicants will continue to be able to access the community childcare subvention scheme; if new entrants will be allowed to the scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26467/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Children)

For the 2020-21 programme year eligible applicants to the Community Childcare Subvention Plus (CCSP) programme will continue to have full access provided their child is in attendance in a Tusla registered service and registered on the CCSP Saver Programme before the close of the programme year i.e. up to and including Friday 13 August 2021.

As per previous programme years the registration will apply from the date the child first attends the service and will not be backdated to the beginning of the programme year.

It is important to note that the CCSP programme is not reopening for new entrants, the National Childcare Scheme (NCS) has replaced all previous targeted childcare programmes, details can be found at www.ncs.gov.ie/

My Department funds City and County Childcare Committees (CCCs) who offer a wide variety of services locally including, advice and support for both childcare providers and parents on applying for the various funding schemes administered by my Department. Contact details for all of the CCCs are available at myccc.ie.