National Childcare Scheme

What is the National Childcare Scheme?

The National Childcare Scheme is a pathway to truly accessible, affordable, quality childcare.  In October 2019 it  replaced all previous targeted childcare programmes with a single, streamlined and user-friendly Scheme to help parents meet the cost of quality childcare. Use the Subsidy Calculator as a tool to help you to estimate how much you may be eligible for before you apply. The estimate is based on the information you provide here.

Supports are available for families with children aged between 24 weeks and 15 years who are attending any participating Tusla registered childcare service, including any Tusla registered childminder.

For further information relating to the National Childcare Scheme please visit the National Childcare Scheme website.