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Home Tuition

Latest Payments News

The Department is pleased to announce that the rates for home tuition payments have increased for all tuition provided from the 03 April 2017. The new rates are:

Fully Qualified Primary Teacher€ 36.03 per hour
Fully Qualified Post Primary Teacher€ 42.16 per hour  
Unqualified teacher in the sector€ 29.14 per hour

All P60 statements for home tutors who were paid to the 31 December 2016 were issued on the 27 March 2017.

Details of the 2017/18 home tuition scheme will be posted here when the details become available.

Parents and tutors are reminded that the payment claim form HT1A is now to be used for all tuition provided from Jan 2017.

Tutors should consult paragraph 6 of the FAQ for tutors to establish what is meant by a fully qualified teacher.

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 for the 2016/2017 are listed below:

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

Home Tuition Scheme 2016/2017 Payments - FAQ for Parents and Legal Guardians

FAQs for the 2016/2017 Home Tuition Schemes operated by the Department are intended as a guide to assist parents/legal guardians, as well as teachers/tutors, with answers to the majority of questions in relation to the payment of the grant. A separate payroll information note is available to approved tutors. 


Queries relating to the payment to approved home tuition tutors:

  • Address: Special Needs and Tuition Grants, Department of Education & Skills, Cornamaddy, Athlone, Co. Westmeath. N37 X659
  • Phone: (090) 648 3750 / 3872 / 3854

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

  • Address: Non Teaching Service payroll (NTS), Department of Education & Skills, Cornamaddy, Athlone, Co. Westmeath. N37 X659
  • Phone: (090) 648 4147