• WCCC Weekly News Updates – 22nd September 2017

    Posted on September 22, 2017 by in News Updates

    DEADLINES/IMPORTANT DATES:

    18 September 2017 – CCS snapshot period opened

     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. Check the guidelines to see if this is relevant to you.

    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

     

    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.

    WCCC Autumn 2017 Training courses
    Childcare Professionals Development Day

    Save the date – 25th November, Glenview Hotel

    This year our Childcare Professionals Day will focus on the promotion of positive behaviour. Our workshops will include practical strategies to enhance young children’s wellbeing, self esteem and motivation. Watch this space for further information……..

    Child Protection 

    A few spaces available on next weeks Always Children First child protection and welfare training course.
    Laragh                  30th September, 10am – 4pm                     3 spaces

    Glenview             21st October, 10am – 4pm                            spaces available

    For those who have completed the ACF Basic level, one day training mentioned above, a refresher course of 3.5 hours is now available. To avail of the refresher training, the participant must have a certificate that is dated within 4 years of the proposed training date. An out of date certificate will require the participant to complete the Basic level training again.

    The next available dates for the Basic Level Training are; 

    Tuesday October 3rd Glenview Hotel 2-5.30pm
    Monday October 23rd Laragh 2-5.30pm

    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.  Participants must attend all four dates to complete the training.  Places are limited to two per service with a maximum of 16 places per programme.

    The dates below are the start dates so please see our website for full details. 

    Newtownmountkennedy               23rd Sept              1 space

    Tinahely                                             14th Oct                fully booked

    Wicklow Town                                 24th Oct                spaces available

    Blessington                                       11th Nov               1 space

    Glenview                                           11th Nov               spaces available

    Bray                                                    2nd Dec                spaces available
    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.

    Location: Glenview Hotel – 2pm – 4pm

    Workshop 1 – 28th Sept

    Workshop 2 – 10th Oct

    Workshop 3 – 17th OctWorkshop 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.

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