Ratio’s and Rates

  • There is no change to current 1:11 ratio for the duration of the pre-school session.
  • The capitation rate is to be restored to the 2012 rate of €64.50 per week per child for the standard ratewhere all staff working with children in the service are qualified to at least a Level 5 (or equivalent) on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) and the pre-school leader is qualified to at least a Level 6 NFQ (or equivalent).
  • The higher capitation rate will be restored to €75 per week per childwhere all staff working with children in the service are qualified to at least a Level 5 (or equivalent) on the NFQ and the pre-school leader is qualified to at least a Level 7 NFQ (or equivalent).  Further information on Higher Capitation is available on www.dcya.ie.
  • Currently all ECCE room leaders must have a Level 7 for the service to be in receipt of the higher capitation.  Whatever the qualification requirement is in the first ECCE room, the qualification requirement will be the same in any additional ECCE rooms.
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