DCYA is continuing to work with other Government Departments to ensure the future of the early learning and care and school-age childcare sector.
DCYA can confirm that good progress is being made on introducing the Government’s new wage subsidy scheme and measures for the childcare sector. We understand that the lack of detailed specific childcare information is very frustrating at this time. We are currently drafting specific FAQs for the sector. As the DCYA measures significantly mirror the National Covid-19 Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme and other national business supports, it is necessary for us to await detailed information on the Wage Subsidy Scheme before issuing our sector specific FAQs.
In the interim, DCYA can confirm that payments for the various schemes have either already been paid up to 3rd April (as is the case for the ECCE, CCSP and TEC schemes) or will be paid (as is the case for NCS) up to 3rd April. We will revert to you as soon as possible.