Budget 2023 - Investment in Childcare

Budget 2023 introduces major reforms to the National Childcare Scheme (NCS) from January 2023, which will substantially improve the affordability of early learning and care and school aged childcare for families.

Additional funding of €121m has been allocated to reduce average parental co-payments for early learning and care and school aged childcare by 25%.

From January 2023, all families accessing registered early learning and care and school aged childcare will receive a minimum hourly universal NCS subsidy of €1.40 off the cost of early learning and care and school aged childcare. With the current minimum hourly NCS universal subsidy set at €0.50 per hour, this represents an additional €0.90 per hour off the cost of early learning and care and school aged childcare.

Please click on the link below for more information:

https://www.gov.ie/en/press-release/d422b-minister-ogorman-secures-1bn-investment-in-early-learning-and-childcare/