The National Childcare Scheme (NCS)
The National Childcare Scheme is a landmark new Scheme for Ireland.
It is the first ever statutory entitlement to financial support for childcare.
It establishes an equitable and progressive system of universal and income-related subsidies for children up to the age of 15.
It also provides an innovative and user-friendly online application process to access those subsidies.
Through all of the above, the National Childcare Scheme aims to improve children’s outcomes, support lifelong learning, make work pay, reduce child poverty and tangibly reduce the cost of quality childcare for thousands of families across Ireland.
Please follow the link https://ncs.gov.ie/ to keep up to date on progress as they develop the legal and technical infrastructure underpinning the radical new approach to accessible, affordable quality childcare.