Childcare Assistance

Childcare Employment and Training Support Scheme (CETS)

What is the CETS scheme?

This is a childcare support scheme which provides subsidised childcare places to qualifying parents who are attending certain Kerry ETB programmes.

This scheme is provided by the Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs. Please be advised that there is a limit to the number of places available and Kerry ETB cannot guarantee a place. Childcare places will be offered on a first come first served basis.

How do I access a place?

You should contact: Kerry County Childcare Committee on 066 7181582. They will be able to give you a list of participating services.

ESF Fund For students with disabilities

The fund provides grants towards the provision of services and the purchase of equipment for Post Leaving Certificate (PLC) students with disabilities, for example, personal assistant, sign language interpreter, dyslexia support, note-taker, transport, additional tuition, assistive technology.

Students with disabilities/learning difficulties are advised to disclose their disability/learning difficulty on their PLC application and at the time that they register on a Kerry ETB PLC course. The PLC College will contact students who disclose they need support. Then the college will apply to the ESF Fund for Students with Disabilities if appropriate.