Community Childcare Subvention Plus & Training and Education Childcare (CCSP/TEC) Saver Programme Year 2020/2021 (17th August 2020 -13th August 2021)
The CCSP/TEC 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/TEC in the 2019/20 programme year and retain registrations under CCSP/TEC Saver Programme are referred to as ‘Savers’.
No new registrations can be made under the CCSP/TEC Saver Programme for children who have not been previously registered on CCSP/TEC 2019/20. If a child ages out of the CCSP/TEC 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.
A Saver is a person who, on the 15th November 2019, prior to the launch of the National Childcare Scheme (NCS), was a beneficiary of the CCSP/TEC Programme and who chose not to move to the NCS and instead retained their existing level of subsidy for the 2019/2020 programme year (18th August 2019 to 14th August 2020).
It is important to note if a child leaves a service voluntarily, they have the 4 week’s notice period to take up a CCSP/TEC Saver Programme place in another ELC and/ or /SAC service. In circumstances where a child has to involuntarily leave a service e.g. closure of a service, they have up until the end of a continuous period of 12 weeks (defined as non payable) to take up a CCSP/TEC Saver Programme childcare place in a registered ELC and/or SAC service to retain your child’s Saver status. This 12 week period begins immediately after the last week the child attended.
Information relating to the Rules for CCSP/TEC Saver Programme 2020/20201 are available below.
A parent has the right to appeal a band rate if they believe an error has occurred. This appeal is processed through the PIP system by the Provider.