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Learners on our courses are entitled to free Childcare places through the Childcare Employment and Training Support (CETS) Scheme. Places can be full or part time, afterschool only or afterschool with pick up places, which are provided by local Childcare Providers.
This is a childcare support scheme which provides subsidised childcare places to qualifying parents who are attending certain Kilkenny and Carlow 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 Kilkenny and Carlow ETB cannot guarantee a place. Childcare places will be oﬀered on a ﬁrst come ﬁrst served basis.
You should contact: Kilkenny County Childcare Committee on 056 7752865 and Carlow County Childcare Committee on 059 9140244 . They will be able to give you a list of participating services.
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 Kilkenny 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.