first_imgParents across the county who are struggling with childcare costs could be eligible for a reduction if they qualify for support schemes.The Donegal County Childcare Committee are encouraging parents in receipt of certain benefits or participating in a training or employment scheme to find out if they could benefit from either the Community Childcare Subvention programme (CCS) or the Training Employment Childcare programme (TEC). Am I eligible? Those in receipt of or taking part in the following schemes could be eligible:Social Welfare payment (e.g. back to education allowance/family income supplement, etc.)Medical Card or GP visit cardCommunity Employment (CE) schemeETB/SOLAS training programmeA full list of eligibility requirements are available on the DCCC website: A Parent’s Guide to the National Funding Programmes 2015-2016.Alternatively, parents can contact DCCC on 074 91 23442 and discuss their circumstances with a member of the team, who will advise on the programme most suitable to their needs.How do I apply? Parents can apply for the support schemes directly with their early childhood service. A full list of early childhood services is available from DCCC here: Childcare in Your Area.How much discount will I get?The discount available depends on the scheme parents may be eligible for and their personal circumstances. In some cases, parents may receive a 100% subsidy on their childcare costs from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.Contact [email protected] or call DCCC on 0749123442 for more information.Support schemes available to help Donegal parents with childcare costs was last modified: October 5th, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img

Support schemes available to help Donegal parents with childcare costs

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