New childcare plan to give €80 a month to parents of under-3s
Zappone says payments under scheme to help disadvantaged parents will also increase
All parents will be able to avail of new childcare subsidies from September including an €80 per month allowance for children aged between six months and three years of age.
Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone launched a new website – affordablechildcare.ie – to provide information about the More Affordable Childcare scheme outside Leinster House on Tuesday.
Parents of a child aged between six months and three years in full-time registered childcare can avail of the non-means tested subsidy of €80 per month.
There will also be increases of up to 50 per cent in subsidies provided by the Community Childcare Subvention (CCS) Programme which helps disadvantaged parents, those in education or in low paid employment to avail of childcare at reduced rates for children aged between six months and 15 years.
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