New Applications Closed for ECCE Higher Capitation 2020/21

Dear Service Provider,

New applications for ECCE Higher Capitation 2020/21 Programme Call are now closed for submission, effective from 25/06/2021 in line with the ECCE Programme Year.

No new applications submitted after this date will be processed. For any applications in status Referred Back submitted prior to 25/06/2021 with outstanding queries or issues, there will be a further 2 week period granted for final submission, closing on Wednesday, 14th July.

These queries and issues would have been highlighted directly to Service Providers on the Higher Capitation form, specifying the outstanding issues and guidance on how to resolve.Please be aware that after this date, submissions will not be accepted under any circumstances. 

Catch up payments will continue weekly after the end of the Programme Call. If however the Higher Capitation application assessment results in an overpayment this will be recouped from future programme payments.

Please note: If the query is related to qualification recognition for staff members, please ensure that your staff members contact The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) directly at who will prioritise any outstanding qualification recognition applications.

To enable the DCEDIY to more effectively prioritise these requests, please ensure that your staff members clearly indicate the issue in their communication.

Due to GDPR requirements, all communication to the DCEDIY on higher cap qualification queries must come directly from the relevant staff member for whom higher cap qualification is being considered.

DCEDIY will not accept applications or correspondence from service providers on behalf of their staff. 

Early Years Team

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