Community Childcare Subvention Resettlement (Transitional) (CCSR(T))


Overview of CCSR(T)

CCSR(T) provides access to free childcare for children of families experiencing homelessness. The provision provides subvention for all pre-school children. The scheme is also designed to help those transitioning from homelessness to permanent accommodation.


Eligibility for CCSR(T)

Age of eligible child

Participating pre-school going children must be between 0 – 5yrs on their start date.

School-aged children (between 6 and 12 years) can access childcare for the primary school holiday periods only.


How do I apply for CCSR(T)?

i. A CCS Transitional Verification Form completed by Focus Ireland (if in the Dublin area) or from their local authority (for all counties outside Dublin) is required.

ii. In order to confirm eligibility, both the Parent’s and Child’s Personal Public Service Number (PPSN) are required, as well as the child’s date of birth.


Session type:

CCSR(T) services will only offer childcare places for the following session types:

-  Part-time places (between 3 hours 31 minutes and 5 hours per day)

-  Sessional places (between 2 hours 16 minutes and 3 hours 30 minutes per day)


Centralised Email Address:

A centralised email address has been established for Childcare Services to contact Focus Ireland representatives directly if there is availability within your service for children to avail of CCSRT childcare funding. The childcare service may email Focus Ireland directly if a place becomes available for a child to attend within the CCSRT programme, this will assist the Focus Ireland team to locate early years places for children who are eligible to avail of CCSRT.

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You can also call the landline (01) 7036100 to speak to a Focus Ireland member.


Updated contact details in relation to the Focus Ireland representatives:

Rachel Morgan - (087) 3666380

Sinead O' Reilly - (086) 6042907

Hester Rodenhuis - (087) 1744592

James Donnelly - (086) 3813563


Click here for further information from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA).

Dublin City Childcare Committee’s new publication ‘CCSR(T) Frequently Asked Questions for Early Learning and Care Settings’ is a quick guide onsupporting families and children experiencing homelessness.This guide answers questions relating to the CCSR(T) Funding Programme.

CCSR(T) Frequently Asked Questions for Early Learning and Care Settings


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