Helping you get all the help you’re entitled too

Grovelands have always campaigned to help make childcare more affordable and accessible for parents. The good news is that there are several schemes that you might be able to take advantage of. Here’s a brief introduction to each. Like many government schemes it can be quite confusing to work out which you might qualify for. Get in touch and we’ll help.

Subsidised childcare places for parents on eligible training courses and eligible categories or parents returning to work. There are 3 types. To see if you are eligible for any of these schemes, please check with your local training provider, Intro Centre or Social Welfare.

The CETS Programme provides childcare on behalf of the Local Education and Training Boards and Secondary Schools.

The ASCC is administered on behalf of the Department of Social Protection (DSP) and provides afterschool care for primary school children for certain categories of working parents and parents on DSP employment programmes (not including Community Employment).

The CEC is administered on behalf of the Department of Social Protection (DSP) and provides childcare for  children of parents who are participating on Community Employment schemes.

Support for parents in receipt of social welfare to receive reductions on the full price fee. The Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) pays for a portion of the childcare costs for eligible children, a payment described as a subvention payment, with the parent paying the remainder. Call into any of our centres or give us a call and we can help you work out whether you qualify.