Query of the week

DCCC is currently receiving a large number of queries regarding accommodating the admission of children eligible for the ECCE programme in April 2017. Eligible children should be registered on PIP from Monday 3rd April 2017. DCCC would like to highlight some points to consider when prioritising ECCE places, and developing an admissions policy for your…

Query of the week

The CCS Plus programme: What are the pro’s and con’s for community services of applying for the CCS plus programme? Pro                                                    Can register children at any time during the year. Can update children’s registrations, increasing days or band levels as required. Can register ECCE children during school holiday periods. Cons Services will only be paid…

Minister Zappone publishes Heads of Bill on new Affordable Childcare Scheme

New Affordable Childcare Scheme Heads of Bill published by Minister Zapponne today (Monday 30th January 2017). Please see the statement from the DCYA website below for more information. “Affordable quality childcare is another step closer as Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone today (30th January 2017) published Heads of Bill and General Scheme…

Community Childcare Subvention (CCS) Programme

Please see the following information from Pobal regarding CCS 2016/2017 Band Approvals. “CCS band approvals will be uploaded onto PIP by close of business today, Monday, 28th November 2016. The CCS band appeals process will be open between Monday 5th December and Friday 20th January 2017. Please ensure you submit supporting documentation with your appeal.…

CHRISTMAS ECCE PAYMENT TIMELINE

Early Childhood Service Providers, please see information below regarding ECCE payments for the Christmas period.    On the 9th December 2016 groups will be paid a max of 6 weeks up to 20/01/2017, this payment will be based on registrations and higher capitation approved on PIP by COB Monday 5th December 2016.   The last…