After School Schemes

SALI Childcare Service offers a range of funding schemes which can reduce the cost of childcare. There is a list of after school schemes available for school aged children.

Community Childcare Subvention Plus (CCS)

This is a programme targeted to support parents on a low income.  The Department of Children and Youth affairs pay a portion and parents pay the remainder.  CCS is available throughout the year and can be used during out-of-school camps.

Eligibility criteria click here

See below table:

*parents who qualify for Band AJ under Jobseeker’s allowance/benefit receive maximum subvented childcare of €80 for full day care per week
**parents who qualify for Band AJ under Supplementary Welfare Allowance payments receive maximum subvented childcare of €80 for full day care per week

Level of Service Band A (with medical card) Band AJ (with medical card Band B Band D
Full day payment
(5+ hrs)
€145 €80 €70 €50
Part-time payment
(3:31 – 5:00)
€80 €80 €35 €25
Sessional payment
€45 €45 €25 €17
Half session payment
€22.50 €22.50 €12.50 €8.50

Community Childcare Subvention Resettlement (CCSR)

CCSR is intended to support Programme Refugees into their resettlement and integration into Irish society.  It helps parents to attend language and orientation courses.  School aged children can only access this programme during school holidays and it is only part time spaces available.  In order to apply for this, parents must supply a letter of eligibility signed by the Department of Justice and Equality to the Service manager.  Please contact the Galway Childcare Committee for more information.

Training and Employment Childcare (TEC)

TEC programmes are available in order to support eligible categories of parents on training courses and those returning to work by providing subsidised childcare places.  Under the TEC Programme, there are three types of schemes:

Childcare Education and Training Support programme (CETS)

The CETS programme is available to those on a training course provided by the Education and Training Boards (ETB, formerly FAS and VEC) and Secondary schools.  ETB’s and Solas have sole responsibility for deciding who is eligible for this TEC strand.  Those participating in the following are eligible:

  • CETS approved Education and Training Board (ETB) courses.
  • CETS Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS).
  • CETS approved Youthreach.
  • Back to Education Initiative (BTEI).
  • Secondary school students completing the Junior or Leaving Certificate cycle.

Community Employment Childcare programme (CEC)

The CEC is administered on behalf of the Department of Social Protection (DSP) and provides childcare for those children whose parents are participating on Community Employment schemes.

Afterschool Child Care programme (ASCC)

This scheme is also administered through the DSP and provides afterschool care for certain categories of working parents and those on employment programmes (not including Community Employment).  The DSP have the sole responsibility for deciding who is eligible.  Please contact your local Department of Social Protection office for more information.

Please contact SALI Childcare to find out more information about available schemes

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