28 May – Programme readiness process commenced
PAU, organisation and service details need to be certified from this date. Please see below for further details.
11 June – Re-contracting process begins
The process for re-contracting for 2018/19 will begin. Please see below for further details.
2018/19 Programme readiness and re-contracting
You may have noticed the announcement on PIP about getting ready for September 2018. This involves you getting all the green lights you need to sign contracts for the various childcare programmes. The system will be similar to last year. You will need to recertify or certify the following:
In Phase 2, beginning on the 11 June, once you have completed the above you will have the opportunity to re-contract for the various childcare schemes. The How to Guide is now up on PIP see https://bit.ly/2JllgPt to download a copy.
Programme support payments
The applications for programme support payments are now open. These payments are in recognition of the administrative work services undertake to deliver the various childcare schemes. This year there will be one payment covering all of the schemes you offer. The form can be found on the programme readiness section of PIP and must be completed by the service PAU. The payments cover the 2017/18 academic year. This is the only payment that will be made this year. Payments will be made to childcare providers in the last week of June.
Apply for this as soon as possible, don’t wait for the deadline. Full details are available on PIP.
The transition from preschool to primary school
The National Parents Council and the DCYA are hosting a number of information/training sessions for parents to help their child move smoothly from preschool to primary school. The sessions are free, please see attached link with times and dates of sessions http://www.npc.ie/news-post.aspx?contentid=11562 .
Can we also remind those of you who still have to return information to us in relation to the data we hold belonging to you to do so as soon as possible. It is essential that we have this information so we can communicate with you in relation to various matters.
TRAINING & INFORMATION EVENTS:
We have limited availability on the following upcoming training events:
For details about these workshops and our booking form please see our website https://bit.ly/2kwRStO
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion training
The remaining two courses of EDI training are fully booked, due to popular demand we will be running another course in the Autumn. Dates and venue will be decided in the near future. If you are interested in attending this course please contact us by e mail firstname.lastname@example.org.