• WCCC News & Updates

    Posted on August 17, 2018 by in News Updates

    Here is important information to note for this week 17th  August 2018.


    SCHEMES 2018/2019

    ECCE Payment Schedule and Increase/Decrease in ECCE numbers

    Please see link below which contains information on ECCE payments for this year.  We sent an e mail earlier in the week about any substantial increases/decreases in numbers you may have this year.  The details regarding this are on page two of the document below.


    Higher Capitation applications September 2018

    A notice has gone up on PIP to say that all higher capitation applications will be processed by Pobal this year through an online application system.

    Pobal hope that this will make the process easier and will allow for changes during the year. A form and guide will go up on PIP in September.

    Scheme Registration documentation for 2018/2019

    The registration forms, letter for parents and all other relevant documentation for the registration process for 2018/2019 is now available on PIP.  These can be accessed through the following link https://pip.pobal.ie/Shared%20Documents/Forms/FAQ%20and%20How%20To%20Guides.aspx .

    Programme Rules

    Revised programme rules

    A revised version of the programme rules have been published on the DCYA website. You can access a copy here.


    Just a reminder that if you have not already done so, can you please sign (activate) your contract(s) for 2018/2019.  You need to have your contracts activated and calander submitted before you can register children.

    Fee Policies

    We would ask services who have uploaded their fee policies to check their status on PIP.  For those in draft they need to be completed and submitted, and those queried please amend and resubmit.

    We have to approve fees lists and will not be able to respond quickly enough if everyone waits until the last week in August to submit them.

    If you can do them now, you will have them checked and approved in plenty of time and won’t be putting yourselves under pressure in late August/early September.

    For services who still have to commence  your  Fees list on PIP please familiarise yourself with the “How to Guide” which is up on PIP as there are some changes for 2018 (particularly page 5, please see attached screen shot).

    If you need any assistance please contact us.

    Learner Fund Bursary

    The Department of Children & Youth Affairs (DCYA) will re-open the Learner Fund Bursary to Early Years practitioners who are new graduates of a recognised Early Childhood Education and Care degree programme. The local City/County Childcare Committees (CCC) will process and appraise Learner Fund Bursary applications.  The important dates are as follows:

    20th August Call for applications open.

    28th September all forms completed and returned by POST OR BY HAND to Wicklow CCC.

    AIM Level 1 – Inclusion Co-ordinator (LINC) – 2018/2019 Increased ECCE Capitation – Application Process Open

    The application process for the increased ECCE capitation for LINC during the 2018/2019 pre-school year is now open.  Applications must be made electronically via the PIP. Please see PIP for further details.


    We have limited availability on the following upcoming training events:

    Enjoying Irish with Young Children – 13th September, Glenview Hotel

    Equality, Diversity and Inclusion – 22nd September (10am-4pm), 1st , 8th and 15th October (7pm-10pm), Glenview Hotel

    Preparation for Dept. Of Education Inspections – 26th September, Laragh

    Speech & Language Development – 9th October, Glenview Hotel

    Siolta & Aistear Foundations – 16th October, Glenview Hotel

    Children First – Child Protection –  1st Nov Blessington

    Childcare Professionals Day 24th November – Details tbc


    For details about these workshops and our booking form please see our website https://bit.ly/2kwRStO


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