The Community Childcare Subvention (CCS) Programme is a support scheme for community (and private as of 2016) based early childhood services to provide quality childcare at reduced rates to parents on low income or in receipt of social welfare payments.
The CCS Programme operates as part of the National Childcare Investment Programme, which is administered by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA).
The Department of Children and Youth Affairs has expanded the Community Childcare Subvention (CCS) programme to private based early childhood services (CCSP).
The CCS Scheme has been expanded since September 2017 to include CCSU which is a non-means tested universal childcare subsidy of up to €20 per week.
You are eligible for this payment if your child is aged between 6 months and 36 months* and is enrolled in Tusla-registered childcare.