The National Childcare Scheme Newsletter
29th July, 2019
The National Childcare Scheme is on its way!
The landmark new Scheme is set to open this October, providing the first ever statutory entitlement to childcare
support for parents.
By making quality childcare accessible and affordable, the Scheme aims to improve children’s outcomes, support
lifelong learning, help parents to access education and employment, and reduce child poverty.
Without the National Childcare Scheme, we simply cannot move forward with delivering the quality, accessible,
affordable childcare that Ireland needs and deserves. The Scheme provides a flexible, future-focused and
sustainable platform to invest in quality Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare. It is designed to grow
and evolve in line with our nation’s needs. It is our commitment to children. It is our investment in families