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NCS Applicant CHICs

4th November, 2019

A number of NCS applicants have been offered and accepted the opportunity to apply for NCS prior to the 20/11/19. This application process provides the applicant (on a successful completed application) with an actual CHICK which can be used to register when the scheme formally launches with a Service Provider for a childcare subvention.   […]

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AIM End of Year One Review now available on aim.gov.ie

29th October, 2019

The AIM End of Year One Review is now available to read on the AIM website. This independent review was commissioned by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and undertaken by consultants RSM and researchers in Trinity Haus (Trinity College Dublin).  The process included a survey of parents and providers, case study visits and interviews with […]

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Higher Capitation

29th October, 2019

The DCYA and Pobal have agreed the following measures to support providers whose applications for Higher Capitation in Programme Year 2019/2020 have not yet been approved:   Higher Capitation preliminary payments Preliminary Payments to ELC Providers IN RECEIPT of Higher Capitation in 2018/2019 A second preliminary payment will be made on 1st November to providers […]

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NCS Capital Grant

29th October, 2019

The application window for NCS Capital 2019 will close on the 1st of November 2019.   There is now only one week remaining to submit applications.   For any services who wish to apply at this stage, please check your grant allocation and make an application in advance of this closing date. Please note that […]

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AIM Level 1 LINC Applications

29th October, 2019

Applications for all qualified LINC Co-Ordinators are open. Applications must be received before 31 October 2019 in order to receive funding for the full ECCE year. There will be no backdating of funding for applications received after that date. Newly qualified graduates can apply now using your Graduate ID (Student ID). Services who had funding […]

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“The National Childcare Scheme will open to applications on 20th November”.  

21st October, 2019

The current childcare subvention schemes will continue to accept applications for a further short period of time. CCSP will remain open to new applicants until Friday, 15th November 2019.  The TEC schemes will remain open to new applications until 14th February 2020. No new applications for these schemes can be made after these dates. National Childcare Scheme […]

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