After-school Child Care Scheme - SW 135

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  1. What is the after-school child (ASCC) care scheme?
  2. Am I eligible for this scheme?
  3. How are places allocated?
  4. How long does the allocated place last?
  5. If I meet these conditions how do I apply?
  6. I did not know about this scheme before: can I apply now?
  7. For more information

You may be eligible for the scheme if:

  • you are in receipt of Family Income Supplement (FIS) (regardless of duration);
  • you are currently getting a Jobseeker’s Benefit (JB), Jobseeker’s Allowance (JA), Jobseeker’s Transitional payment (JST) or One-Parent Family Payment (OFP) or are on a DEASP employment programme;
  • you have been in receipt of a JB, JA, JST or OFP payment or have been on a DEASP employment programme (or any combination of the 4) for at least 3 months;
    you have one or more children aged between 4 and 13 who are in primary school;
  • you either:
    • start a new job; or
    • increase your employment; or
    • start a DEASP employment programme (except CE*).


Note: *CE is excluded from eligibility for ASCC as the CE Childcare (CEC) Programme provides subsidised childcare for all CE participants with children from 0 to 13 years of age. Please contact your CE sponsor for information. When you complete your CE placement, if you meet the eligibility criteria for the ASCC scheme, you can apply as outlined below.

Please contact your local Intreo Centre or Social Welfare Office for a full list of eligible employment programmes which includes JobBridge and the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance scheme.

Self-employed people who are getting Jobseeker’s Allowance and customers signing for credits only, are not eligible for the afterschool child care scheme.

Last modified:27/08/2015