• WCCC Weekly News updates – 15th September 2017

    Posted on September 15, 2017 by in News Updates


    18 September 2017 – CCS snapshot period opens

    CCS Returns

    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.



    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.

    ECCE Payments

    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:

    • 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”.


    AIM Payment Schedule

    The AIM Payment Schedule 2017 is now available on the PIP Portal.​  For any additional queries please email aimteam@pobal.ie


    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.

    WCCC Autumn 2017 Training courses

    Diversity, Equality and Inclusion 

    The 15 hour EDI programme for educators centres around the Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Charter and Guidelines for Early Childhood Care and Education.  Training is being rolled out by WCCC to a maximum of 16 participants per session and is free to all participants.






    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


    Siolta Workshops

    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

    Location: Blessington

    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.



    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.


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