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​DCYA notice on Parental Declarations

21st September, 2020

Dear Service Provider For the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Children and Youth Affairs will accept confirmation of the acceptance of the ECCE, NCS, TEC Savers and CCSP Savers ‘Parental Declarations’ by the relevant parent either by email or by hard copy. This is the written agreement between the parent and the Service […]

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Early Years Hive improvements

14th September, 2020

Dear Service Provider, We are always looking for ways to improve the user experience for Service Providers on the Early Years. We are happy to highlight the two below improvements that were recently made to the portal. Resources menu The Resources menu on the Hive has been updated to better incorporate ECCE. The existing Programme […]

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​Clarification on Saver Programme dates

14th September, 2020

Dear Service Provider, We are aware that there may be some confusion regarding key dates for Saver Programmes. Please note that the closing date for registrations on Saver Programmes is Monday, 9th November. Children must have been in attendance in the service on or before 11th September in order to be eligible. Early Years Team

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​Important Updates for NCS and AIM Level 1 Reminder – 4 September, 2020

7th September, 2020

Please note the below important updates for NCS and AIM Level 1. NCS: Change in Hours Available to Parents from 7 September 2020 As previously announced, the maximum number of subsidised hours available under NCS will increase from 40 to 45 hours per week as of Monday, 7 September. For new awards, these hours will already be […]

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PIP Announcement 17th of August

17th August, 2020

COVID-19 Sustainability Support Funding 14 August Dear provider, As promised on Tuesday, we can now share some more detail on the COVID-19 Sustainability Support Funding to be made available as part of the Department’s July Jobs Stimulus Funding Package for the Early Learning and Care (ELC) and School-Age Childcare (SAC) sector. We will continue to […]

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​NCS Contracting 2020/2021: Important dates

17th August, 2020

Following on from the previous Programme Contracting and Programme Readiness announcements, we would like to bring your attention to the below points based on the clarification* to the 2019/20 Contract: ·       For services who re-contract to NCS 2020/21 on/before 31st August 2020, there will be no break to payments based on valid registrations/claims. These services will continue to be paid for the […]

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