• WCCC Weekly News & Updates 28th September 2018

    Posted on September 28, 2018 by in News Updates

    DEADLINES/IMPORTANT DATES:

    28 September 2018 – Higher Capitation applications open *Today*

    Please see below for details.

    28th September 2018 – Learner Fund Bursary.  Applications must be delivered by hand to WCCC no later than 5pm today

     

    FOR YOUR INFORMATION:

    Higher capitation application and payments

    The applications will go live today. Once your application has been approved, payments will issue at the next payment date. Catch-up payments will be made on a weekly basis, and all payments will be back dated as necessary. When you have had your application approved, you can ask Pobal for an expected payment date.

    Optional Extras

    WCCC advises services to check their registration status to ensure they are not in breach of regulations.  Where an ECCE service is including 1 extra hour under optional extras, they could potentially be in breach of their notification status if they are notified only as sessional (because the extra hour takes them to part-time). Service providers are encouraged to ensure compliance if services need to submit a change of circumstance form and notify Túsla.

    AIM Level 1 LINC payments

    The first of these payments issued last Friday 21 September for applications made by close of business on Monday 17 September. Catch up payments are being made weekly and back dated as necessary. Remember you must reapply annually for your LINC payment. This is to confirm that the LINC graduate is still working in your service.

    Informed consent for AIM applications

    The AIM Informed consent has been updated and is available on the aim.gov.ie website.  Please make sure that you fill in all areas of the form. If your form isn’t complete your application may be delayed.

    New LINC payment applications

    You can now apply for LINC payments for the 2017/18 LINC graduates. Apply as soon as possible to receive payment. The application form is on PIP. It can be found on your AIM tab at the top of your service page.

    CCS August financial returns

    Due to an issue with the uploading of the forms, most of them can be found under draft rather than new.

    AIM level 7 payments

    The first of these payments was scheduled for today. The payment is made on the basis of active, approved registrations as at close of business Monday 24 September. Please review any AIM registrations to ensure that they are active and approved.

    Attendance and the CCS snap-shot window

    We have been asked to draw your attention to a part of the letter you received from the DCYA regarding attendance during the snap-shot window. We highlighted the need for accurate attendance registration in last week’s bulletin. However you may have missed an important message in the letter.

    The rules for the 2018/19 programme have been amended with regard to the keeping of attendance records to the following:

    • If you do not keep attendance records, it will be assumed that the child did not attend at all and payments will be adjusted accordingly.
    • If attendance times are not noted as per the guidelines, it will be assumed that the child only attended for the minimum time i.e. sessional and payments will be adjusted accordingly.

    The rules also state that if payments are adjusted as above, overpayments will be recouped.

    Attendance records

    We know we had this as a reminder some weeks ago, but we would strongly recommend that you pay special attention to your attendance records and make sure that they comply with the DCYA’s requirements.

    If you have any questions about anything in the bulletin or you need help with any other aspect of your service provision, don’t hesitate to contact us.

    Early Years and School Age Capital

    The expenditure form for both the Early Years and School Age Capital returns are live on the PIP portal. Please log onto the PIP Portal to access the form, this form must be completed for each strand of funding you were successful under.

    Guidelines to help you fill in the form are available here . We strongly suggest you read the guidelines thoroughly before submitting the completed forms. If you have any questions or queries with regards to the expenditure form please contact Pobal online support on onlinesupport@pobal.ie or (01)-5117222.

     

    National Beep Beep Day

    National “Beep Beep Day” takes place on Friday 5th October 2018 during Irish Road Safety Week. RSA’s warehouse will start to fulfil orders for “Beep Beep Day!” packs from this week. It is important that service providers place their orders through the RSA Online Orders system in plenty of time to have their packs for 5th October. We have limited supply of stocks so providers should place their orders as soon as possible.

    Providers have the option to request the following materials for their pack:

    – Beep Beep Day High vis vests (Sizes: 2-4 year old and 4-6 year old)
    – Beep Beep Day Poster
    – Simon and Friends Parent’s Guide

    Orders can be made online at http://www.rsa.ie/Utility/News/Photo-Gallery/20131/Beep-beep-day/

    All requests must be made through this system.  Packs which are ordered by 2nd October should be with all preschools in time for Beep Beep Day on 5th October.   Should you encounter any difficulties, please email education@rsa.ie

     

    TRAINING & INFORMATION EVENTS:

    Please see below upcoming WCCC training events with spaces available:

    • Speech & Language Development – 9th October, Glenview Hotel
    • Children First – Child Protection –  1st November, Blessington
    • Childcare Professionals Day – Why Inclusion?  24th November, Glenview Hotel

    Childcare Professionals Day

    We are delighted that as well as Colette Murray  agreeing to be the keynote speaker at our Childcare Professionals Day, Ann Halligan who has extensive experience working the in the area of inclusion will be facilitating workshops on using persona dolls.  Ann currently owns and manages her own Preschool Curious Minds in Castlebar, Co Mayo. Ann has been implementing an Anti- Bias Approach with children and families as part of her practice since 2001 and Ann specializes in Persona Doll Training.  We will also run a workshop centring around the ways in which the preschool  environment (inside and out) can promote Equality Diversity and Inclusion for all children.  For details  booking forms please see our website https://bit.ly/2kwRStO

    Healthy Ireland Smart Start Health Promotion Programme for Pre-school Services

    To book a place on the programme, please see link below https://www.ncn.ie/index.php/training/training-book-online

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