National Childcare Scheme

The Parent Support Centre for the National Childcare Scheme (NCS) is open Monday to Friday from 9:00am – 5:00pm.

The contact number is: (01) 906 8530

An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, T.D. and Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Dr.Katherine Zappone launched the National Childcare Scheme on Monday 11th March 2019.  Here is a link to the press release

Clare County Childcare Committees delivered 7 training sessions on the National Childcare Scheme. These sessions covered the rules of the Scheme and their practical application as well as compliance requirements for providers who choose to participate. 

Phase 2 Training - Using the System

The training for the national childcare scheme online system is currently being held at the Clare County Childcare Committee offices.    

You can book a place by clicking the following link:


Please click here to view the NCS website:

Please click here to view information for parents:

Please click here to view information for providers:

Please click here to view frequently asked questions: