CCS/CCSP Eligibility

The CCSP Saver Programme provides support for eligible parent/guardians on a low income to avail of reduced childcare costs at participating childcare services during the 2020/2021 programme year. The children who were registered for CCSP in the 2019/20 programme year and retain registrations under CCSP Saver Programme are referred to as ‘Savers’. No new registrations can be made under the CCSP Saver Programme for children who have not been previously registered on CCSP 2019/20. If a child ages out of the CCSP Saver Programme i.e. turns 15 years of age, the parent will no longer be eligible for reduced childcare costs for this child under this programme

Description of a Saver:
A Saver is a person who, on the 15th November 2019, prior to the launch of the NCS, was a beneficiary of the CCSP Programme and who chose not to move to the NCS and instead retained their existing level of subsidy for the 2019/2020 programme year i.e. 18th August 2019 to 14th August 2020.

The beneficiaries who remain eligible, subject to the following conditions set out hereunder in 4.2, can choose to avail of subsidised childcare on the CCSP Saver Programme for the 2020/2021 programme year i.e. 17th August 2020 to 13th August 2021.

Eligibility for Saver Status An eligible child must be:

  1. Under the age of 15 years and meet the eligibility criteria as determined by their applying parent’s/guardian’s status with DEASP and HSE, prior to the closure of CCSP to new registrations on 15th November 2019;
  2. In attendance at a TUSLA registered service within 4 weeks of the service opening;
  3. Registered by a service provider on the PIP online system under the CCSP Saver Programme Funding Agreement, and,
  4. In attendance in a service in accordance with the session type and pattern of attendance that the child has been registered as on PIP
At the beginning of the 2020/2021 programme year, a check will be done on the Saver’s eligibility status, currently by API via the DEASP and HSE database (for medical card holders). 

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