Fees List

ECCE Fees List

Fees Options

Session Type
Session TypeDaysFee Including ECCE
(3 free hours)
Fee Excluding ECCEEffective
Morning SessionAM50N/A28/08/2022
Non-ECCE Morning SessionAM585N/A28/08/2022

Fees Extra

TypeDescriptionEffective From
DepositNo deposits are required28/08/2022
Optional ExtraNo optional extras28/08/2022
DiscountNo discounts28/08/2022

NCS Fees List

Providers are not required to provide childcare services by the hour. Service options are at the discretion of the childcare provider. The purpose of listing equivalent fees per hour is to facilitate the calculation of childcare subsidies and comparison between service options, and to ensure parents are charged correctly.

The weekly fee charged to a parent must be:

  1. The full price per week for the relevant childcare service option before any subsidy is applied
  2. Minus any discounts applied in accordance with the discount policy
  3. Minus the subsidy (subsidy-rate multiplied by the number of subsidised hours per week)
  4. Plus fee for optional extras from the schedule of optional extras

Discounts (e.g. siblings rate, staff rate) may only be applied if they are listed in the discount policy on this chart. A record of all discounts provided must be kept along with receipts, for compliance purposes.

Optional extras may only be charged if they are listed on this chart and are separate and optional charges to what is included in any chosen service option. Optional extras may only be charged if they are not required by Regulations.

Deposits may be required but, in the case of parents awarded an NCS subsidy, are limited to 2 weeks’ payment at the copayment rate. Parents can be charged the full price deposit if the parent does not yet know their copayment rate (in which case, the difference between the full-price deposit and the deposit based on the co-payment rate must be returned to the parent on registration/NCS award claim approval).

Fees for different service options must be listed on a weekly basis, but the frequency of billing is at the discretion of the provider. 

Providers must issue receipts to parents for all fees paid, and must retain records of all fees paid, including any discounts applied and optional extras charged.

Fees for existing service options may only be changed with a notice period of 20 working days.

For further assistance or if you have any queries/concerns please contact your local City or County Childcare Committee.

Session Type NameAge RangeECCE Available?Meals IncludedAdditional InfoDays per weekHours per weekFull Price per weekEffective From
Class 13 to 6 YearsYesNo515€8528/08/2022
Class 2
2.8 to 6 Years

Fees Extra

TypeDescriptionEffective From
DepositNo Deposit required28/08/2022
DiscountNo discount required or asked for28/08/2022
Optional ExtraNo optional extras28/08/2022

CCSP Fees List

Service providers are required to create a Fees List for every DCEDIY Childcare Programme that they provide.

The Fees List will outline what sessions are provided under the CCSP Saver Programme, the number of days provided, and the full fees charged. Any deposits, discounts etc. must also be documented. If deposits, discounts, etc. are not collected, this must also be completed on the fees list.

Deposits may be charged but are limited to the equivalent of 2 weeks’ payment. The full amount of the DCEDIY subvention held on deposit must be refunded to the parent/guardian once the child’s registration is approved.

Information relating to deposits or any discounts offered must always be displayed in an area accessible by parents.

Fees for existing service options may only be changed in writing with a notice period of 20 working days after being approved by the local County Childcare Committee (CCC).

For further assistance or if you have any queries please contact your local CCC. Contact details for your local CCC can be found at myccc.ie.

Please note fees cannot be increased beyond September 2021 rates if availing of Core Funding

Fee Options

of Days
Normal Fee
(before subvention)
weekly charge
Effective From
MorningSessional5€85A AJ B D
40 40 60 68

Fee Extras

TypeDescriptionEffective From
DepositNo deposit, discount or optional extras28/08/2022