Universal - Childcare Support

Universal Childcare Support


The Universal Childcare Subvention or CCSPU - (the Community Childcare Subvention Private Universal)

If your child is between 6 months and 36months or of ECCE age, and enrolled in Tusla registered childcare, you are eligible for a non-means-tested universal childcare subsidy of up to €20 per week, amounting to up to €1,040 per year.

Full information is available on: affordablechildcare.ie

If a child is attending part-time, or a few days a week, the subsidy will be given on a pro-rata basis, as shown in this table:

CCS Session Type (Universal)      Weekly Subsidy Daily Subsidy
Full-time (i.e. 5.01 or more hours)      €20 €4
Part-time (i.e. 3.31 to 5 hours)      €10 €2
Sessional (i.e. 2.16 to 3.30 hours)      €7 €1.40
Half-sessional (i.e. 1 to 2.15 hours)      €3.50 €0.70
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