Community Childcare Subvention (CCS & CCSP) Programme

The CCS is offered by community not for profit childcare services and provides quality childcare at reduced rates to eligible parents. As of Spring 2016 private providers can also join this programme – the CCSP strand.

Parents receive reductions on the full price fee depending on what band of eligibility they fall into. Generally speaking if you have a medical card / GP visit card (over 6+ yrs) and a qualifying payment e.g. One Parent Family payment, Family Income Supplement you may qualify for a Band A reduction. If you have e.g. a medical card and no other qualifying payment you may receive a Band B rate of Reduction. Terms and conditions apply.


Weekly Reduction Amounts

Subvention Rates Hours Band A Band AJ Band B
Full Time Service: 5hrs+ €95 €50 €50
Part Time Service: 3hrs 30mins – 5hrs €47.50 €47.50 €25
Sessional Service: Less than 3hrs 30mins €31.35 €31.35 €17


Example of CCS & CCSP Eligibility Criteria

    Band A (with medical card) Band AJ   (with medical card)                                                         Band B            


  • One Parent Family Payment
  • Widows/Widowers Pension
  • Farm Assist
  • State Pension
  • Blind Pension
  • Guardian’s Payment
  • Illness/Injury Benefit***
  • Disability Allowance
  • Carer’s Benefit/ Allowance
  • Back to Work Enterprise/Education Allowance
  • Community Employment / Rural Social Scheme
  • Domiciliary Care Allowance
  • Family Income Supplement (FIS)
  • Job Seekers Benefit/ Allowance
  • Supplementary Welfare Allowance**
  • Tús
  • Part-time Job Incentive Scheme
  • Gateway
  • Medical Card
  • GP Visit Card(over 6yr+ only)
  • Parents who are in receipt of Social Welfare payments listed under Band A/AJ but have no medical card
  • Parents who no longer qualify for Band A/AJ this year but who were verified as being on Band A/AJ at the end of theprevious school year
  • Official Tusla Referrals (no medical card required)
  • HSE Public Health Nurse referrals (no medical card required)


A list of services particpating in the CCS & CCSP in Dún Laoghaire Rathdown can be viewed here.