This document summarises the childcare supports available to parents during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
The National Childcare Scheme (NCS) is a new scheme that provides financial support to help parents to meet the costs of childcare.
Early Start is a programme designed to boost educational achievement among disadvantaged three- and four-year-old children.
Information on childhood education, including the role of the Department of Education.
Pre-school childcare providers are regulated by law. Find out about the rules concerning play groups, day nurseries,crèches, childminders and other service providers.
The ECCE scheme provides up to 2 years of early childhood care and education for children of pre-school age.
The CCS Programme supports disadvantaged parents and parents in training, education or low-paid employment to access childcare at reduced rates.
You may qualify for a subsidised childcare place, if you are attending certain types of vocational training provided by an Education and Training Board (ETB) or if you are attending secondary school.
Provides childcare places at reduced rates for Community Employment (CE) applicants who need childcare so that they can take up a place on a CE scheme.
If you have been unemployed and you get a new job, increase the number of hours that you work or take up a place on an employment support scheme, you may be eligible for a subsidised after-school childcare place for primary school children.
School age childcare providers are regulated by law. Find out about the rules that apply to childcare services providing care to school age children.
A subsidy reducing the cost of childcare for certain children in Tusla-registered childcare
Information about the different types of primary schools and their admission policy.
An outline of the primary school curriculum, including its aims, structure and content.
This document describes the rules governing boards of management of primary schools
Who owns primary schools and how they are they funded?
Describes schemes that provide additional resources for primary schools with large numbers of disadvantaged pupils.
The arrangements for special needs education in primary schools include learning support/resource teachers and special needs assistants.
The transport scheme for primary school pupils and information on how to qualify.
Children who are enrolled in State special schools or in special classes in State primary schools may qualify for free transport to school.
Introduces the system of education in Ireland at primary level and information describes the procedures involved in enrolling a child in primary school.
There are different types of post-primary school. The main difference is in how your school is managed, how it is funded and who owns your school.
The first three-year period of second-level education is called the Junior Cycle.
This document describes the Transition Year programme, a one-year, school-based programme between Junior Cycle and Senior Cycle.
This document describes the Senior Cycle in post-primary schools.
This document describes post-primary education for students with disabilities.
The Department of Education provides subsidised school transport for eligible post-primary students.
A list of organisations and internet resources providing information on education at second-level.
Different schooling options available in the secondary school system in Ireland and outlines the state examination system.
The Department of Education operates a Visiting Teacher Service for deaf children and children with visual impairments.
This document describes the educational supports for non-English-speaking students in primary and post-primary schools.
The National Educational Psychological Service provides psychological services in primary and post-primary schools.
This document provides information on the arrangements in place for the education of Traveller children
This document describes a scheme that provides a grant to schools to allow them to buy equipment for students with disabilities at post-primary level.
There are a number of education schemes for young people and others who have left school without a recognised qualification.
The system of validation of qualifications in further and higher education.
This document describes the system of third-level education in Ireland.
Applying for College
Describes the application procedures and entrance requirements for third-level educational institutions.
Supports access to third-level education for students with disabilities.
Higher Education Access Route (HEAR) is a scheme to improve access to college for school leavers from disadvantaged backgrounds.
This document describes the different full-time and part-time educational options available to adults at third level.