Afterschool care is care provided as the name suggested after primary school hours. These may or may not collect the children from their school. The afterschool care may provide help with homework, indoor/outdoor activities, provide a hot meal/snack. Afterschool care can be provided in full day care services, childminders and stand-alone afterschool services.

Afterschool services may be funded under two strands of Training and Employment Childcare Programme (TEC):  CETS for parents undertaking approved ETB and Solas courses and under ASCC for parents starting a new job or increasing the days currently worked.

Afterschool service may be funded under the Childcare Subvention programme – CCS or CCSP where participating services participating may be able to offer reduced fees based on parents eligibility.