This enables parents to be free to attend a language and orientation course within their reception centre for eight weeks and then for a full year following their move into the community (ie 60 weeks in total).
To qualify for CCSR, participating preschool going children must be between 0 and 5 years old on their start date.
School-aged children (between 6 and 12 years) can access childcare for the primary school holiday periods only.
The eligibility of the applying parent is determined by a letter from the Department of Justice and Equality.
The total duration of the programme is 60 weeks.
Sessional (2hrs 16 mins to 3 hrs 30 mins) and part-time places (3hrs 31mins to 5 hrs) are provided under the CCSR programme.
A flat rate of €145 per week is payable, for part-time childcare over 4 days per week for each approved child for the eligible duration of their childcare place.
A flat rate of €72.50 per week is payable for sessional childcare over 4 days per week.