TEC

The TEC (The Training and Employment Childcare)Programme is made up of 3 strands

CETS

The purpose of the programme is to support parents on eligible training courses and eligible categories of parents returning to work, by providing subsidised childcare places. CETS is administered on behalf of the Department of Education .Places can be full-time, part-time, after-school only or after-school with pick up places . The Education and Training Board (ETB)/Solas have sole responsibility for deciding who is eligible to avail of the CETS Programme.

Qualifying Programmes

Participants on the following Education Programmes are eligible to apply for CETS funding.

CETS approved Education and Training Board  (ETB) courses – (former FAS courses)
CETS approved Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS)
CETS approved Youthreach
Back to Education Initiative (BTEI)
Secondary School Students completing their Junior and/or Leaving Certificate

The maximum amount that services may charge parents per week for CETS places are:

For a list of Services participating in the CETS scheme click on the Sligo 2017 Cets List


ASCC

The purpose of the program is to support low in come and unemployed people to take up a job (including Job Plus); increase their days of employment; or take up a place on a Department of Social Protection (DSP) Employment Programme. The programme provides subsidized after-school childcare for certain DSP customers, who have children of primary school age.

In general, to qualify for support under the ASCC, a parent must

And

And

*CE is excluded from eligibility for ASCC as the CE Childcare (CEC) Programme provides subsidised childcare for all CE participants with children from 0 to 13 years of age.

For a list of Services participating in the ASCC scheme click on the Sligo ASCC List for Sligo

The maximum amounts that services may charge parents per week for ASCC places is:

Pro rata amounts are paid for places of less than 5 day’s duration.


CEC

Community Employment Childcare (CEC) Program is administered on behalf of the Department of Social Protection (DSP).The program provides part-time or after-school care for children up to 13 years of age. DSP have sole responsibility for deciding who is eligible to avail of this strand of the CEC Program. If you are a parent taking part in a CE scheme you are eligible for a CE childcare place.

How do I know what childcare services are currently in the CEC program?

For a list of Services participating in the CEC scheme click on the Sligo CEC List for Sligo

The maximum amounts that services may charge parents per week for CE places are:

 

For further information on the above childcare schemes click on the following document A Parents Guide to Childcare programmes 2017-2018