New Universal Subvention

If your child is aged between 6 months and 36 months and is enrolled in Tusla-registered childcare, you are eligible for a non means-tested universal childcare subsidy of up to €20 per week. That amounts to up to €1,040 per year.

To qualify you must provide both your child’s and one parent’s PPS numbers.

The available rates are as per the opposite table.

CCS Session Type        

Universal Band (CCS Band U)

(Weekly Subsidy)

Full-time (i.e. 5 or more hours)


Part-time (i.e. 3.31 to 5 hours)


Sessional (i.e. 2.16 to 3.30 hours)


Half-sessional (i.e. 1 to 2.15 hours)