Home Tuition

COVID-19: Resumption of Home Tuition Services delayed to 11 January

08 January 2021: Arrangements for resumption of in-person home tuition

Update for Parents on the resumption of Home Tuition from Monday 11th January 2021

02 January 2021: Information for Parents / Legal Guardians

In order to support efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19, the resumption of all Home Tuition services funded by this department will be aligned with the reopening of schools on 11 January.

Letter to parents / guardians: COVID-19: Resumption of Home Tuition Services delayed to 11 January 2021

COVID-19: Arrangements for continuation of home tuition by distance learning for the duration of the pandemic emergency

Information for Parents / Legal Guardians

The Department of Education has issued a letter to advise you that funding for the provision of home tuition will continue to be provided for the duration of the pandemic emergency where tuition is delivered by distance learning.

Letter to parents / legal guardians: COVID-19: Arrangements for continuation of Home Tuition by distance learning for the duration of the pandemic emergency

Information for Tutors

The Department would like to acknowledge the effort that tutors have undertaken to provide continuity of learning for students through online platforms, email and other resources, particularly where access to digital resources is more limited.

Please see links to available resources and training which may support you in this work.

PLEASE NOTE:

Special Needs and Tuition Grants Section are currently unable to take telephone queries.  All queries should be forwarded to htpayments@education.gov.ie for prompt reply.  Please quote your PPSN and/HT reference no in your email.  ALL home tuition claims should be forwarded via email until further notice.

Latest Payments News

The Department is pleased to announce that the rates for home tuition payments have increased for all tuition provided from the 01 October 2020. The new rates are: 

Primary Qualified Rate€ 39.09 per hour
Post Primary Qualified Rate€ 47.01 per hour  
Modified Rate€ 35.14 per hour

Payment of Home Tuition

Home tuition payments are made directly by this Department to the approved tutor acting on behalf of the parent/ legal guardian once a payment claim form is received. Detailed information and all claim forms required are listed below:

Note: Where TUSLA engage a tutor, payment is issued to TUSLA directly

Contacts

Queries relating to the payment to approved home tuition tutors:

      • Address: Special Needs and Tuition Grants, Department of Education, Cornamaddy, Athlone, Co. Westmeath. N37 X659
      • Email:htpayments@education.gov.ie
      • Phone: (090) 648 3996

Queries relating to the application of a tax credit certificate for home tutors:

      • Address: Non Teaching Service payroll (NTS), Department of Education, Cornamaddy, Athlone, Co. Westmeath. N37 X659
      • Email:hometuitionpayroll@education.gov.ie
      • Phone: (090) 648 4147