DCYA Temporary COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Childcare Scheme – Factsheet
DCYA Temporary COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Childcare Scheme
The Temporary COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Childcare Scheme was developed to sustain the (ELC) and School Age Childcare (SAC) sector at this time of crisis and in conjunction with the wider Government / Revenue Temporary COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme. The DCYA Temporary COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Childcare Scheme is a temporary scheme and is an exceptional measure devised to respond to the crisis of COVID-19. This new scheme, once operational, will replace ECCE, NCS, CCS, TEC & AIM funding programmes on a temporary basis. Specifically, the DCYA the DCYA Temporary COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Childcare Scheme (WSCS) is seeking to:
- Enable ELC and SAC Providers to support and retain their staff following the sudden and unexpected closure of centre-based ELC and SAC services on 12th March 2020.
- Ensure that ELC and SAC services are in a position to reopen following the crisis, providing children, parents and families access to early education and care whilst also supporting parents to return to the workplace.
- Remove the pressures on parents to continue to pay their childcare fees under stressful circumstances, and to remove the concern that they may risk losing their child’s place if unable to pay fees.