The current childcare subvention schemes will continue to accept applications for a further short period of time. CCSP will remain open to new applicants until Friday, 15th November 2019. The TEC schemes will remain open to new applications until 14th February 2020. No new applications for these schemes can be made after these dates.
National Childcare Scheme registrations by providers on the new Early Years Hive will have immediate effect insofar as a subsidy will be payable for that week (once the child is availing of the service).
In contrast to the current schemes, subsidy payments will be paid one week in arrears, once a provider completes their return and is compliant with the pre payment conditions of the NCS contract , there should be no delay with payment as the parent will have applied and been approved upfront for their subsidy.