An extra €3.5m for Early Years services in the form of a Programme support payment (non-contact time payment) was announced in June 2017 by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone. This is in addition to €14.5 million in non–contact time payments Minister Zappone negotiated in Budget 2017 and which was paid to services delivering various Government childcare schemes from June 26th.
All Early Years services participating in the Community Childcare Subvention (CCS and CCSP) Training and Employment Childcare (TEC) programmes signed up to deliver these schemes from September are invited to apply.
Please note that the Programme support payment (non-contact time payment) December 2017 will be open for applications on Monday 6th November. This payment is available to all services who have signed up to deliver the More Affordable Childcare measures (Community Childcare Subvention (CCS and CCSP) Training and Employment Childcare (TEC) programmes for the 2017/18 programme year.
- Applications can be made by completing the application form on the PIP portal
- Applications submitted to Pobal by 11 am on Tuesdays should be in service bank accounts by the end of that week
- Payments will be made weekly
- The closing date for the submission of applications is COB 30th November
Please see detailed Programme Support Payment Guidelines with instructions for completing application and further information.