Completing your Education or Training
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When you have a baby, going to school, a training course or college can be very hard work and expensive.

But if you who succeed in finishing your education or training you will be in a better position to get work you like and to provide for yourself and your child.

The Government has some schemes to support  parents who are still in education or training or who wish to return. 

Depending on your circumstances you may be entitled to some help.

Home Tuition
If you are still in secondary school you may be entitled to a  Home Tuition Grant for students on maternity related absences. The purpose of this scheme is to provide home tuition to students who are enrolled in a recognised school at post primary level studying for their Junior Cert or Leaving Cert and whose education may be disrupted due to pregnancy. Under this Scheme you can get 90 hours of Home Tuition spread over 6 months according to your needs.
Home Tuition is available both before and after the birth of your baby.
How to apply:
Download the Application Form for Home Tuition for Maternity Related Absences
or Contact :  Home Tuition Sanction Unit, Department of Education and Skills, Friars Mill Road, Mullingar, County Westmeath, N91 H3OY
Email:hometuitionapprovals@education.gov.ie
Phone:0761 108 581 or 0761 108 575
 

Childcare
If you were already receiving a subsidy before 25th October 2019, you may remain on this subsidy.

If you are applying for a childcare subsidy after 25th October 2019, you may be eligible under the National Childcare Scheme (NCS).

Click here for a list of  childcare providers operating the National Childcare Scheme.

The conditions attached to these schemes tend to change from year to year.

To make sure you have the most up-to-date information speak to your TPSP project worker or phone an Information Officer at Treoir 01-6700120

If you want to return to education
If you want to return to education you may be entitled to a Back to Education Allowance.

Strategy for Education and Skills 2016-2018