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National Childcare Scheme

The National Childcare Scheme
The National Childcare Scheme (NCS) is a new childcare scheme to support families with children aged between 24 weeks and 15 years who are attending a participating Tusla registered childcare service or Tusla registered childminder. 

It is due to launch in October 2019, replacing all previous targeted programmes with a single, streamlined and user-friendly Scheme, and enabling some families become eligible for subsidies for the first time.

Information for Parents
If you are a parent looking for more information on the NCS, click on the link below.

NCS Parents


How to Apply
Applications for the National Childcare Scheme are due to open in October 2019. To apply for the Scheme online you will need to have a verified MyGovID.  Your verified MyGovID is your single, secure account to unlock Irish Government services online. 

Click on the link below to set up your verified MyGovID before you apply,

My Goverment ID


Information for Early Childcare Services
If you are an Early Childcare Service provider looking for more information on the NCS, click on the link below.

NCS Parents


The National Childcare Scheme – Parent Support Centre is open;
Monday to Friday from 9:00am – 5:00pm.
The contact number is: (01) 906 8530′