DCYA Press Release - Providers urged to prepare applications for €9m capital fund



DCYA Press Release - Extra spaces and fire-safety priorities for Childcare Investment in 2019

New Registration System Brings School Age Childcare into Affordable Childcare Scheme

Friday 28th December 2018 


“Investment marks start of hugely important year for children, parents and providers as countdown to the Affordable Childcare Scheme continues”

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, TD is pleased to announce the priorities for 2019’s Early Learning and Care and School Age Capital programmes.

The Minister has secured €9m for capital grants across 2019. The budget for the Early Learning and Care and School Age Capital programmes has been set at €6.106m.

A further announcement with details of an additional €3m to be associated with the new Affordable Childcare Scheme will issue early in 2019.

The programmes will be open for applications from early learning and care and school age childcare services in February 2019.


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