• WCCC weekly news & updates 31st Sept 2018

    Posted on August 31, 2018 by in News Updates

     

    FOR YOUR INFORMATION:

    N.B.       WE WOULD ADVISE YOU, AS YOU WILL BE ON PIP QUITE FREQUENTLY OVER THE COMING WEEKS, TO CHECK FOR ANY NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS OR INFORMATION WHEN YOU LOG IN.

     

    SCHEMES 2018/2019

    Higher Capitation applications September 2018

    A notice has gone up on PIP to say that all higher capitation applications will be processed by Pobal this year through an online application system.

    Pobal hope that this will make the process easier and will allow for changes during the year. A form and guide will go up on PIP in September.

     

    Scheme Registration documentation for 2018/2019

    The registration forms, letter for parents and all other relevant documentation for the registration process for 2018/2019 is now available on PIP.  These can be accessed through the following link https://pip.pobal.ie/Shared%20Documents/Forms/FAQ%20and%20How%20To%20Guides.aspx .

     

    Programme Rules

    Revised programme rules

    A revised version of the programme rules have been published on the DCYA website. You can access a copy here.

    Contracts

    Just a reminder that if you have not already done so, can you please sign (activate) your contract(s) for 2018/2019.  You need to have your contracts activated and calendar submitted before you can register children.

     

    Payment Schedules

    The payment schedules for 2018/2019 are now up on PIP for your information.

     

    Fee Policies

    We would ask services who have uploaded their fee policies to check their status on PIP.  For those in draft they need to be completed and submitted, and those queried please amend and resubmit.

    For services who still have to commence  your  Fees list on PIP please familiarise yourself with the “How to Guide” which is up on PIP as there are some changes for 2018 (particularly page 5, please see attached screen shot).

    If you need any assistance please contact us.

     

    OTHER INFORMATION

     

    Updated qualifications list

    The qualifications list from DCYA has been updated please see the link below for more information.

    https://www.dcya.gov.ie/docs/EN/Minimum-Childcare-Qualifications/3125.htm

     

    Learner Fund Bursary

    The Department of Children & Youth Affairs (DCYA) has re-opened the Learner Fund Bursary to Early Years practitioners who are new graduates of a recognised Early Childhood Education and Care degree programme. The local City/County Childcare Committees (CCC) will process and appraise Learner Fund Bursary applications.  The important dates are as follows:

    20th August Call for applications open.

    28th September all forms completed and returned by POST OR BY HAND to Wicklow CCC.

     

    AIM Level 1 – Inclusion Co-ordinator (LINC) – 2018/2019 Increased ECCE Capitation – Application Process Open

    The application process for the increased ECCE capitation for LINC during the 2018/2019 pre-school year is now open.  Applications must be made electronically via the PIP. Please see PIP for further details.

     

    TRAINING & INFORMATION EVENTS:

    We have limited availability on the following upcoming training events:

    • Enjoying Irish with Young Children – 13th September, Glenview Hotel
    • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion – 22nd September (10am-4pm), 1st , 8th and 15th October (7pm-10pm), Glenview Hotel
    • Preparation for Dept. Of Education Inspections – 26th September, Laragh
    • Speech & Language Development – 9th October, Glenview Hotel
    • Siolta & Aistear Foundations – 16th October, Glenview Hotel
    • Children First – Child Protection –  1st Nov Blessington

    Childcare Professionals Day 24th November  – Why Inclusion?

    We are delighted that Colette Murray has agreed to be the keynote speaker at our Childcare Professionals Day.  Colette has led the debate on the inclusion of a diversity and equality approach in early childhood as a trainer, lecturer, advocate and researcher. She established the Equality and Diversity in Early Childhood National Network EDeNn (2008).  The day will also include a number of interactive workshops – more details to follow in the coming weeks.

    For details about these workshops and our booking form please see our website https://bit.ly/2kwRStO

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