National Childcare Scheme applications open 20/NOV/2019

What is the National Childcare Scheme?

The National Childcare Scheme is our pathway to truly accessible, affordable, quality childcare. 

The Scheme will open to online applications on November 20th 2019. It will replace all previous targeted childcare programmes with a single, streamlined and user-friendly Scheme to help parents meet the cost of quality childcare.

Online applications for the National Childcare Scheme will open in November 2019, with the first subsidy payments flowing to providers from November 25th 2019. A paper based, postal application will be available from January 2020. 

Subsidies will be 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.



Get in Touch

The National Childcare Scheme Parent Support Centre is open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday  

Call 01 9068530