Overview of CCSR(T)
As part of the “Rebuilding Ireland – an Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness”, DCYA launched a special provision under the current Community Childcare Subvention Programme, entitled CCSR (Transitional), which provides access to free childcare for children of families experiencing homelessness. The provision provides subvention for all pre-school children aged 0 to 5 inclusive and 6 to 12 year olds during the school holidays only. The scheme is also designed to help those transitioning from homelessness to permanent accommodation.
CCSRT is available through all services participating in the CCSP programme.
Eligibility for CCSR(T)
Participating pre-school going children must be between 0 – 5yrs on their start date and school-aged children between 6 and 12 years are eligible during school holiday periods only. The eligibility of the applying parent/guardian is determined by Focus Ireland or the Local Authority if outside of Dublin.
CCSR(T) Programme Rules
Duration of programme
The programme year for 2018/2019 is 20th August 2018 to 16th August 2019.
Types of places under CCSR(T)Programme
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
A different payment rate is attributed to each type of placement.
i. For part-time childcare over 5 days per week, a flat rate of €160 per week, will be paid in
relation to each child attending under CCSR(T), for the eligible duration of their childcare
place. A daily meal must be provided for each child, the cost of which is included in the
ii. For sessional childcare over 5 days per week, a rate of €87.50 will be paid in relation to each
child attending for the eligible duration of their childcare place. A daily meal is also to be
provided for each child, the cost of which is included in the subvention rate.
i. A verification letter from Focus Ireland (if in the Dublin area) or from their local authority
(for all counties outside Dublin) is required.
ii. A CCSR(T) Parental Declaration Form will be made available to the relevant service providers
who must complete this form manually and retain for compliance.
iii. 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, when the CCSR(T) Child Registration
Form is being completed.