NCS – National Childcare Scheme

The Scheme is suitable for children, in the necessary age bracket, who are attending any participating Tusla registered childcare service, including any Tusla registered childminder.

There will be 2 subsidies available under the National Childcare Scheme:

1. Universal Subsidies are available to all families with children under three years old. This subsidy is not means tested.

2. Income Assessed Subsidies. This subsidy is means tested and will be calculated based on your individual circumstances. Your rate will vary depending on your level of family income, your child’s age and educational stage, and the number of children in your family.

HERE’S HOW IT WORKS:

The Scheme is suitable for children, in the necessary age bracket, who are attending any participating Tusla registered childcare service, including any Tusla registered childminder.

There will be 2 subsidies available under the National Childcare Scheme:

1. Universal Subsidies are available to all families with children under three years old. This subsidy is not means tested.

2. Income Assessed Subsidies. This subsidy is means tested and will be calculated based on your individual circumstances. Your rate will vary depending on your level of family income, your child’s age and educational stage, and the number of children in your family.