At Greenfields, we accept children on the following schemes:
Please speak to the manager who can offer advice.)
Community Childcare Subvention Scheme (CCS)
Some parents may be eligible for a discount off their fees under the Subvention Scheme. This varies from one family to another and is based on individual circumstances and the Social Welfare Payments you are already claiming. The completed forms are submitted to the Office of the Minister for Children and we are notified of the level of discount, if any to apply. Please speak to the Manager if you feel you are eligible for this scheme.
All children are entitled to two years free pre-school. This scheme is run over 38 weeks of the year for 3 hours per day. A Calendar showing the exact dates covered on the scheme will be available in September each year. Greenfields receives €62.50 for a full time child, per week. Depending on the days your child is attending, we give you an allowance of up to this amount off our standard fees. (Example, if your child is attending 5 full days, you pay €140 per week, less €62.60 which is the ECCE allowance, giving you a weekly fee of €77.50)
You will have the option of sending your child in for mid-term breaks and during the month of July – if you avail of this, standard fees will be applied or you may be able to switch to the CCS scheme. Please speak to the Manager.