ECCE 2020/2021 CCSP Top Up Higher Capitation and Aim Level 1

​Pobal has reviewed registrations for services with approved Higher Capitation for 2020-2021 and/or AIM Level 1 (LINC) for 2020-2021 for children registered for the Community Childcare Subvention Programme (CCSP) who are within the eligible age range for the 2020-2021 Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Programme.

This may result in a top-up payment to those services, based on the current capitation rates as outlined below:

  • Higher Capitation = €11.25 per eligible registration (1 FTE)
  • AIM Level 1 LINC = €2.00 per eligible registration (1 FTE)

The payment will take into account the following: a) Attendance / leavers / change in level of service.
b) Higher Capitation Top-Up is conditional on the available spaces within the Higher Capitation sessions. Due to this, services defined as ‘partial’ (a mix of higher and standard sessions) are deemed ineligible due to the maximum FTE Cap being equal to attendance at the time of application.
c) The Service Calendar for the facility.
As with the previous programme call, the calculation is always undertaken at the end of the year to ensure accuracy of calculations across the programme year and to reduce any overpayments. A Funding Provision will be posted with a clear description that will be visible on the Early Years Hive under the Higher Capitation or Aim Level 1 Budget Line, if a payment is due the amount will be paid at the end of July 2021.

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