18 September 2017 – CCS snapshot period opens
The CCS August 17 returns are now available for completion on Pobal Online. The deadline for submitting the completed returns is Friday 29th September. If you do not submit the return by the deadline your CCS payments may be affected.
FOR YOUR INFORMATION:
Fees lists and calendars
If you have submitted your fees list and have not received an email 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.
Minimum enrolment exemptions
The guidelines regarding minimum enrolments are in the appendix of your ECCE contract, point 9. We have attached the guide to this email. 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.
As per the ECCE payment schedule, the next batch of payments will be made on September 22nd and will be based on registrations made to PIP by close of business on 18th September. Registrations made after 18th September will be included in weekly catch up payments from 29th September. Please ensure to complete and submit your service calendars before submitting registrations.
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:
AIM Payment Schedule
WICKLOW COUNTY CHILDCARE COMMITTEE TRAINING
Please see link below to our website which outlines the training we have planned so far for Autumn 2017. Places are filling up fast so early booking is advisable.
Diversity, Equality and Inclusion
Only one place left on the next course in Newtown commencing 23rd Sept
Tinahely fully booked on 14th October
Next available dates:
|Blessington||11th Nov||10am – 4pm|
|13th Nov||7pm – 10pm|
|20th Nov||7pm – 10pm|
|27th Nov||7pm – 10pm|
|Glenview||11th Nov||10am – 4pm|
|23rd Nov||7pm – 10pm|
|30th Nov||7pm – 10pm|
|7th Dec||7pm – 10pm|
|Bray||2nd Dec||10am – 4pm|
|5th Dec||7pm – 10pm|
|12th Dec||7pm – 10pm|
|7th Jan||7pm – 10pm|
WCCC are running four workshops on Síolta standards this Autumn. Participants must have attended our Introduction to Síolta Practice workshop in order to attend any of these workshops. Please specify the dates of attendance on your booking form.
Next available dates:
Location: Glenview Hotel – 2pm – 4pm
Workshop 1 – 28th Sept
Workshop 2 – 10th Oct
Workshop 3 – 17th Oct
Workshop 4 – 7th Nov
Workshop 3 – 2nd Oct
Workshop 4 – 9th Oct
For details of each workshop please see our website.
To book a place on any of our workshops complete our online booking form.
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, which link to the relevant pages of the Affordable Childcare and DCYA website. Here you can get more in-depth information about each of the programmes.