If your child is aged between 6 months and 36 months* and is enrolled in Tusla-registered childcare, you are eligible for a non means-tested universal childcare subsidy of up to €20 per week. That amounts to up to €1,040 per year. *your child may continue to recieve the universal subsidy until they commence their ECCE (free pre school year). In some cases this will be slightly older than 36 months.
If your child is under 6 months old, you may qualify for a means-tested childcare subsidy of up to €145 per week.
To see if you qualify for this childcare support click here.
Children must be enrolled in TUSLA registered childcare services in order to avail of the universal subsidy. To see a list of TUSLA registered childcare providers please click here.
How do I apply for the Universal Subsidy?
- Speak to your childcare provider to check if they are offering the subsidy
- For the universal payment of up to €20 per week provide the PPSN and date of birth of the child and the PPSN of the parent (s) to your childcare provider to register.
- The subsidy will be paid directly to the your childcare provider and will be deducted from the cost of your childcare fees.
To qualify for enhanced targeted subsidies you will need to provide proof of eligibility, click here to find out more
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