24 July, 2017 – Non-contact payment forms
You must have completed your non-contact payment eform on PIP by this date. See below for details.
22 August, 2017 – Contracts activated
All services must be in contract for each of the programmes they wish to offer by this date. As the DCYA must also activate the contract, make sure your contracts are activated well in advance. This deadline can be found in the appendix of each contract.
25 August, 2017 – Calendars submitted
All service calendars must be submitted by this date. This deadline can be found in the appendix of each contract.
30 September, 2017 – Fees lists submitted
All fees lists must be submitted by this date. This deadline can be found in the appendix of each contract.
The non-contact payment eform is to be available on PIP today. It will be found in your PIP readiness section – which is on the ‘my service’ tab, where your red/green lights are found. The payments will be made weekly by Pobal. If you submit your form by 11am on a Tuesday, you will be paid by the end of that week. If you submit your form later than that, you will be paid the following week.
We have been informed that there should be an announcement on Early Years Capital funding in the near future. The School Age Capital funding announcement will be after this.
Grant Agreements (Contracts) 2017/18
Once you have recertified your PAU, Organisation and Service Details (and have 3 green lights) you can go into the ‘Programme’ Tab and activate your contracts.
CCS Plus contracts
Every provider should have automatic access to the new CCS Plus contracts that will allow you to offer the universal payments to parents. If it is not available on your service page please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your DCYA reference number and Pobal will upload the contract for you to activate.
ECCE fees list and service calendars
You are now able to complete and submit ECCE Fees Lists and Service Calendars on PIP.
Please note that some changes have been introduced to the service calendars this year. Please refer to the How to Guide for more details:
28 Aug – Dec 15 weeks
Jan – March 11 weeks
April – June 12 weeks.
If you need any assistance, please contact us.
Are you moving your service or changing your legal status?
The DCYA have created the Change of Circumstances Form for use by Service Providers making changes to their Organisation. The form will be included in the 2017/2018 Contract Application Pack and must be completed by contract holders wishing to make changes to their Service’s details.
When there is a change to legal structure, it is a requirement that a new application, along with the change of circumstances form, be submitted to email@example.com.
Information packs about the affordable childcare have been sent to each childcare service and information for parents is also now available on www.affordablechidcare.ie A new FAQ page has been added to the affordable childcare website www.affordablechildcare.ie/faq
If you have questions that don’t appear in the FAQ section, you can contact us and we will pass them on to the DCYA. The poster, leaflet and guidelines that you received in the post from the DCYA are now available in Irish on the affordable childcare website.
Wicklow CCC will hold an information session on Monday 3rd July in The Glenview Hotel, Glen of the Downs at 7pm, again booking is essential – booking form
The Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) Programme are accepting new* applications for children commencing/returning to the ECCE programme in 2017/2018. Please see your PIP home page. Pobal are advising applicants to submit applications as soon as possible. Childcare providers already in receipt of AIM L7 capitation for children returning in September will be eligible for support. Information on this process will be available on your PIP home page in the coming weeks.
Diversity, Equality and Inclusion
To book a place on one of the EDI workshops below, please complete our online booking form.
|Laragh||15th July||10am – 4pm – 1 place|
|19th July||7pm – 10pm – 1 place|
|24th July||7pm – 10pm – 1 place|
|26th July||7pm – 10pm – 1 place|
|Baltinglass||9th Sept||10pm – 4pm|
|11th Sept||7pm – 10pm|
|18th Sept||7pm – 10pm|
|25th Sept||7pm – 10pm|
|Bray||16th Sept||10am – 4pm|
|19th Sept||7pm – 10pm|
|26th Sept||7pm – 10pm|
|3rd Oct||7pm – 10pm|
|3rd Oct||7pm – 10pm|
|10th Oct||7pm – 10pm|
|19th Oct||7pm – 10pm|
|Tinahely||14th Oct||10am – 4pm|
|17th Oct||7pm – 10pm|
|23rd Oct||7pm – 10pm|
|6th Nov||7pm – 10pm|
|Blessington||11th Nov||10am – 4pm|
|13th Nov||7pm – 10pm|
|20th Nov||7pm – 10pm|
|27th Nov||7pm – 10pm|
|Glenview||18th Nov||10am – 4pm|
|23rd Nov||10am – 4pm|
|30th Nov||10am – 4pm|
|7th Dec||10am – 4pm|
AIM Information sessions
6th September Blessington
7th September Newtownmountkennedy
25th October Bray
To attend one of these sessions, please complete our online booking form
Siolta Aistear Introductory Workshop
The Síolta Aistear Introductory workshop provides an overview of the two national early years frameworks, Síolta and Aistear, and the online support tool, the Aistear Síolta Practice Guide.
The 2.5-hour workshop will support participants to;
The next workshop will be held at the following venue:
Early Years Child Protection Survey
An Evaluation is being carried out on the Early Years Child Protection Training Programme and the evaluators would like to hear the views of those who have attended the training. Feedback can be given through a short survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PCFL3C5The survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete and everyone who completes it will be entered in a draw for a €350 Wesco voucher for their service. If you require any further information please contact Theresa Sweeney on 085 840 8509 or by email, Theresa@dccc.ie.