Targeted supports were available for certain families where parents may be engaged in training, study or employment programmes.
Community Childcare Subvention (CCS/CCSP) is available to families who hold a medical card or GP card, and/or those in receipt of certain payments from the department of social protection.
The TEC (Training and Employment Childcare) programmes reduce the cost of childcare for families who may be attending recognised training or study courses, on a community employment scheme, or returning to the workforce.
No new child registrations were allowed on the CCSP scheme after Friday 15th November 2019 and the TEC programme closed to new registrations on February 14th 2020. The children who were registered for CCSP in the 2019/20 programme year, were in attendance and retained registrations under the CCSP Saver Programme. The TEC Saver Programme will continue for an interim period or until the parent is no longer eligible.