• WCCC Weekly News & Updates

    Posted on May 18, 2018 by in News Updates

    Here are the important dates and information to note for the week 14th  May – 18th May 2018.




    CCS/P Top-up

    Further to the announcement posted to the PIP Portal on 26.10.17, please note the following:

    If your service currently offers ECCE in addition to CCS/P you may be entitled to a top-up payment for eligible registrations.

    In order to qualify, your service must have been awarded the following under ECCE 2017:

    • Higher Capitation


    • LINC (AIM Level 1)

    Top-up payment will then be issued for:

    Any child attending CCS or CCSP who would have otherwise been eligible to attend for ECCE i.e. any child born between 1st January 2013 and 31st March 2015 currently registered at your service for CCS/P instead of ECCE.

    Payment will be issued over the summer months (date to be confirmed) by way of a special allocation (single payment).

    The calculation is currently being prepared, but we can confirm that payment will be based on the rates your service is currently receiving for Higher Capitation (€10.50 per child per 5 day week) and LINC (€2.00 per child per 5 day week).

    For more info see http://www.wccc.ie/ccsp-top-up/


    AIM Level 7 payments

    The last batch payment for the current programme call will be made 1st June 2018.

    Prior to this date, all services are requested to review their AIM Level 7 allocation by C.O.B 23rd May to ensure:

    • They have returned their ‘Level 7: Additional assistance in the preschool room declaration
    • All eligible children who have been approved Level 7 support are registered on PIP.
    • Registration details reflect actual attendance in accordance with Programme Rules i.e. correct days/weeks/session type.
    • Any child that has left the service is accurately represented on the system, including:
      – Leavers
      – Absences greater than 4 weeks
      – Non-attendees

    Please Note:

    Weekly catch – up payments for newly approved applications will continue to be made to services until mid-July.

    If you have any queries please contact Pobal Online Support on 01-5117222 or onlinesupport@pobal.ie.


    AIM Inclusive Play

    AIM Inclusive Play is the latest addition to the suite of supports provided under the Access and Inclusion Model (AIM).

    AIM Inclusive Play is a set of sensory and educational play resources to support inclusive practice within pre-school settings. This website supports the appropriate and effective use of these resources.

    Click on the link below for full details on AIM inclusive play resources with supporting videos.


    Transition from preschool to primary school

    On May 14th Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Dr Katherine Zappone announces ‘key partnership’with National Parents Council ‘to give parent’s a voice in early years care and education’.  This will involve the following:

    The National Parents Council are to provide dedicated supports to parents of children in early years settings.  A Series of workshops for parents with children ‘transitioning’ from pre-school to primary will commence in the near future.   Further dedicated supports to follow later in the year.  For further details please see www.dcya.ie or www.npc.ie.


    PIP Portal Maintenance

    Please note that Pobal have scheduled necessary maintenance of IT systems on Saturday 19th May and Sunday 20th May 2018.  This will mean that there will be no access to any Pobal systems during this period. This includes the PIP Portal.




    Some spaces still left on the following upcoming training events:

    • Equality, Diversity & Inclusion – Newtownmountkennedy commencing 2nd July
    • Enjoying Irish with Young Children – 13th September, 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 – 15th Sept, Laragh & 13th Oct, Arklow


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

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