Vocational training of children

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There is a separate Community Employment Childcare Programme for parents who need childcare in order to take up a CE place. A new single affordable childcare programme is being developed to replace a number of childcare programmes including CETS. Expansion vocational training of children CETS It was announced on 27 March 2017 that parents attending secondary school would now be entitled to receive childcare funding under CETS. Courses that qualify for CETS Not all Education and Training Board courses qualify for CETS.

FÁS was dissolved and some of its functions were transferred to SOLAS the new further education and training authority. Rules The number of places available under CETS is limited. Places are allocated on a first-come first-served basis. You are currently unemployed and wish to undertake an ETB vocational training course. Not all ETB courses qualify for CETS.

Parents attending secondary school are also now entitled to receive childcare funding under CETS. If you cannot find a place for your child you should contact your local City or County Childcare Committee and let them know the area in which you need a childcare place. They will ask the DCYA, who will try to provide additional childcare places in your area. Services may not charge for weeks where the service is not open.