At Greenfields, we accept children on the following schemes:
(A child can only avail of one scheme or the other, not both. 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.
If your child is aged between 3 years, 3mths and 4 years, 6mths on the 1st September, your child will qualify for 3 hours of free pre-school per day. This scheme is run over 38 weeks of the year. 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 €135 per week, less €62.60 which is the ECCE allowance, giving you a weekly fee of €72.50)
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.