Childcare Allowances

Dromahair Co Leitrim

Universal Childcare Subsidy for All Families

Childcare Session Type Weekly Subsidy
Full Time (5+ hours) €20
Part-time (3.31 – 5 hours) €10
Sessional (2.16 – 3.30 hours) €7
Half Sessional (1 – 2.15 hours) €3.50

 

Targeted Childcare Subsidy

See Changes for 2017/2018 here

Band A – Weekly Subsidy

(Eligibility Criteria)

Childcare Session Type Weekly Subsidy
Full Time (5+ hours) €145
Part-time (3.31 – 5 hours) €80
Sessional (2.16 – 3.30 hours) €45
Half Sessional (1 – 2.15 hours) €22.50

Band AJ – Weekly Subsidy

(Eligibility Criteria)

Childcare Session Type Weekly Subsidy
Full Time (5+ hours) €80
Part-time (3.31 – 5 hours) €80
Sessional (2.16 – 3.30 hours) €45
Half Sessional (1 – 2.15 hours) €22.50

Band B – Weekly Subsidy

(Eligibility Criteria)

Childcare Session Type Weekly Subsidy
Full Time (5+ hours) €70
Part-time (3.31 – 5 hours) €35
Sessional (2.16 – 3.30 hours) €25
Half Sessional (1 – 2.15 hours) €12.50

Band D – Weekly Subsidy

(Eligibility Criteria)

Childcare Session Type Weekly Subsidy
Full Time (5+ hours) €50
Part-time (3.31 – 5 hours) €25
Sessional (2.16 – 3.30 hours) €17
Half Sessional (1 – 2.15 hours) €8.50

Eligibility Criteria

Band A

Families in Receipt Of
One Parent Family Payment
Widow/WidowerPension
Farm Assist
State Pension
Blind Pension
Guardian’s Payment
Illness/Injury Benefit
Disability Allowance
Carer’s Benefit/Allowance
Back to Work Enterprise/Education Allowance

Band AJ

Families in Receipt Of
Jobseeker’s Benefit/Allowance
Supplementary Welfare Allowance

Band B

Families in Receipt Of
Medical Cards
Social Welfare Payments listed under Bands A & AJ but don’t have a Medical Card

Band D

Families in Receipt Of
GP Visit Card(over 6 years only
No longer qualify for Band A or AJ but did qualify at the end of the previous school year.
Please Note
  1. Families who qualify for Band AJ under Jobseeker’s allowance/Benefit receive maximum subvented childcare of €80 for full day care per week.
  2. Families who qualify for Band AJ under Supplementary Welfare Allowance payments receive maximum subvented childcare of €80 for full day care per week.

  3. GP Visit Card for children 0-6 years of age does NOT qualify for Childcare Subsidies

Changes to Childcare Eligibility Bands

2016/17 2017/18
3 Bands (A,AJ,B) -> 4 Bands (A,AJ,B,D)
TUS (With Medical Card) was Band AJ -> TUS (With Medical Card) is Band A
Part-Time Job Incentive (with Medical Card) was Band AJ -> Part-Time Job Incentive (With Medical Card) is Band A
Gateway (With Medical Card) Band AJ -> Gateway (With Medical Card) Band A
GP Visit Cards – Band B -> GP Visit Cards- Moved to Band D
Band A Last Year – Band B -> Band A last Year – Moved to Band D
Band AJ – Capped at €50 -> Band AJ – Capped at €80