What is Community Childcare Subvention Resettlement (CCSR)?

The Government of Ireland increased Ireland’s resettlement quota to cater for up to 4,000 Programme Refugees. To support the Programme Refugees (PRs) in their resettlement and integration into Irish society, the need to provide dedicated childcare funding was recognised. Childcare funding for this cohort was incorporated into the existing CCSP Programme to enable parents/guardians to be free to attend a language and orientation course within their reception centre for eight weeks and then for a full year following their move into the community (i.e. 60 weeks in total).

Eligibility for the CCSR programme

Participating pre-school going children must be between 0 and 5 years old on their start date. School-aged children (between 6 and 12 years) can access childcare for the primary school holiday periods only. The eligibility of the applying parent/guardian is determined by a letter from the Department of Justice and Equality.


Types of childcare available under this programme

There are two types of childcare available under this programme they are – Sessional (2hrs 16 mins to 3 hrs 30 mins) and part-time places (3hrs 31mins to 5 hrs).


Please see the Department of Childcare and Youth Affairs Rules for Childcare Funding Programmes here.