This website provides information on the first big step towards accessible affordable quality childcare.
Changes are coming in September which will benefit up to 70,000 children.
Supports are being provided in two ways.
Firstly there is a universal support for all children aged between 6-months up to the start of the ECCE (free pre-school programme). This is not means tested.
Secondly we are providing other supports for families who need it most.
I hope you find the information provided useful and easy to follow.
During August the website will be updated regularly, so please do check back in.
Dr Katherine Zappone,
Minister for Children and Youth Affairs.
- Click here to read more about the new universal non means tested subsidy of up €1,040 per year.
- Click here to find out if your family qualifies for enhanced supports of up to €7,500 per child per year.
- Read our Frequently Asked Questions for Parents section by clicking here.
- Click here if you would like to speak to someone in your area about how these supports work