• WCCC weekly news update – 8th September 2017

    Posted on September 8, 2017 by in News Updates

    DEADLINES/IMPORTANT DATES:

    18 September 2017 – CCS snapshot period opens

     

    FOR YOUR INFORMATION:

    Fees lists and calendars

    If you have submitted your fees list and have not received an e mail to say it has been approved please check on PIP as your fee list may be still in draft form or queried and you will need to amend before we can look at them.   As long as you have submitted your fees list you can register children, even if we haven’t approved them.  Calendars – We will only be contacting you if there is a problem.

    Attendance records

    Pobal have uploaded attendance records guidelines on PIP. We have attached a copy for your convenience. Following these will help with your compliance visits.

     Enrolment Policy

    Please see enrolment policy template which may be of use to you.

    Higher Capitation

    The process for applying for the higher capitation is now open. The guidelines and forms are on the DCYA website at the bottom of the page.

    Minimum enrolment exemptions

    The guidelines regarding minimum enrolments are in the appendix of your ECCE contract, point 9.  If you need an exemption, please contact the Development Officer for your area who will send you a form. Don’t forget if you have more than one ECCE room, and one has less than 8 children, you need an exemption for the second room. Check the guidelines to see if this is relevant to you.

    Rule to be extended into CCSP of payment of 52 weeks for 50 weeks attendance
    With effect from 21st August, 2017, if under registration the start and end dates for a child’s placement in CCS and CCSP equals 50 weeks or more, the service will be paid for 52 weeks.

    Clarification with regard to booking deposits for CCS and CCSP
    A childcare provider may charge a refundable booking deposit to the parent to hold a place for a child. The maximum deposit a provider may charge is equivalent to two weeks’ payment. The deposit must be returned to the parent once the child’s registration is approved on PIP, however, the refund of fees will only apply to the element of the fee covered by the relevant subvention.

    For example:  Where a service’s weekly fee is €200 and the subvention due is €145 the service may charge a two week deposit of €400. Once the registration has been approved the service will refund the amount of €290. The treatment of the balance is a matter for providers.

    Please also note the following regarding leavers:

    • When a child leaves a CCS service, this leaver must be reported through PIP and PIP must be updated within four weeks to reflect the actual position.
    • When a child leaves a CCSP service, this leaver must be reported through PIP and PIP must be updated within two weeks to reflect the actual position.

    Full instructions with regard to the process of reporting leavers are available on the Pobal website in the CCS/CCSP “How to guide”.

    LINC applications

    It is our understanding that applications for the additional capitation available for those who have undertaken the LINC course will be available towards the end of September/early October, with the payments beginning at the end of October.

    WICKLOW COUNTY CHILDCARE COMMITTEE TRAINING

    Please see link below to our website which outlines the training we have planned so far for Autumn 2017/2018.  Places are already filling up fast so early booking is advisable.  To book a place on any of the courses please complete our online booking form or contact judy@wccc.ie for more info.

    WCCC Autumn 2017 Training courses

    Diversity, Equality and Inclusion

    There are a few places left on the next courses starting this month in Baltinglass, Bray and Newtown. To book a place on this training please complete our online booking form.

     

    Baltinglass 9th Sept 10pm – 4pm
    11th Sept 7pm – 10pm
    28th Sept 7pm – 10pm
    25th Sept 7pm – 10pm
    Bray 16th Sept 10am – 4pm
    19th Sept 7pm – 10pm
    26th Sept 7pm – 10pm
    3rd Oct 7pm – 10pm
    Newtown 23th Sept 10am – 4pm
    3rd Oct 7pm – 10pm
    10th Oct 7pm – 10pm
    19th Oct 7pm – 10pm

     

    AFFORDABLE CHILDCARE SCHEME

    The info-graphic  “I am a Parent”, helps parents see which childcare funding scheme they may be eligible for.

    The info-graphic is interactive, just click on the flower heads in the link, which links to the relevant pages of the Affordable Childcare and DCYA website. Here you can get more in-depth information about each of the programmes.

     

     

     

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