Please see the following announcement from PIP.
The ECCE 2018/19 programme will commence on 27th August 2018 as per the grant agreement. There have been no significant changes in functionality to PIP for the 2018-2019 programme call.As per previous years, eligible children can be registered for CCSU for the week prior to commencement of ECCE i.e. from 20/08/18 to 24/08/18. Children can then be registered for ECCE beginning 27/08/18, up to 7 days in advance of the Programme Call start date. The ‘Get PPSN’ function can be utilised in this instance, so PPSN details will not need to be requested from the parent/guardian a second time.If your service is located on a school premises and is restricted by their opening dates, please contact your CCC.As per our previous announcement dated 01/08/18, all qualifying Early Years Service Providers will need to apply / re-apply to Pobal for Higher Capitation in 2018/2019.Please note that Higher Capitation payments will be made for a maximum of 38 payable weeks (or 41 payable weeks for 41 week services) beginning on 27th August 2018.