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NCS: Midterm Updates to Service Calendar and Claims

18th February, 2020

PIP Announcement: As the majority of schools are closed this week due to the midterm, it may be necessary to make the following changes on the Early Years Hive: NCS calendar: edit your service’s opening times if they differ from your default opening times during the midterm. If your service is closed for part or […]

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CCSP Saver Management Window

17th February, 2020

Please be advised that the new CCSP Saver Management Window opens today, 14th February 2020. The forms will be made available on the PIP portal to allow service providers to complete any amendments to Eligible Saver Registrations. Please see the upcoming Saver Management Windows below: ​From ​To 14th February, 2020​ ​9th March, 2020 ​3rd April, 2020 ​27th April, […]

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Professionally Managing your Childcare Business

14th February, 2020

A Childcare business is a business just like any other, and, as an owner/manager, you should be able to use the principles of good business management when running & managing your service.   This practical training programme will equip you with the skills to use good business sense & adopt simple, but highly effective business […]

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ECCE Higher Cap Application – FTE Amendments

11th February, 2020

Services offering a mixture of both Higher Capitation and Standard Capitation Sessions must keep Pobal updated of any changes to weekly FTE as they occur. The FTE (full time equivalent) is used to represent each child’s attendance as a fraction of the week. Service Providers should complete an F.T.E. Amendment Form and submit to Pobal at the following […]

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TEC Closing Dates & Savers

11th February, 2020

The TEC programmes will permanently close for new registrations at midnight on Friday, 14th February 2020, following the recent commencement of the National Childcare Scheme.  After this date, only TEC registrations with a status of ‘Submitted’, ‘Provisional’ or ‘Approved’ will be eligible to remain on the programme and will be referred to as ‘Savers’. These Saver Registrations […]

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Upcoming Hanen Teacher Talk Training – February/March 2020

20th January, 2020

Better Start will be delivering Hanen Teacher Talk in Limerick, Blackrock, Waterford, Cork and Kildare beginning in February 2020. Services in receipt of AIM supports within the last 6 months will be eligible for the training. Invitations will be sent to the PIP primary contact email over the coming week. Each service can register up […]

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