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The Affordable Childcare Scheme – next steps

20th December, 2017

Budget 2017 announced a radical redesign of how we deliver support to make quality childcare accessible and affordable for families in Ireland. The Affordable Childcare Scheme (ACS) will provide financial support for parents towards the cost of childcare.  It will provide a system from which both universal and targeted subsidies can be provided towards the […]

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Programme Support Payment (PSP), December 2017

19th December, 2017

A PSP payment has been made this week to services delivering the More Affordable Childcare Measures (Community Childcare Subvention (CCS and CCSP), Training and Employment Childcare (TEC) programmes for the 2017/2018 programme year.  Payments have been calculated as follows:   CCSP –          The payment is based on the maximum approved registrations at any point from 21st Aug (when […]

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​ECCE January Registrations

18th December, 2017

Please be advised that the ECCE January registration window has been extended to allow Registrations be made up to two weeks in advance of childcare start date.   Therefore, ECCE registrations with a Start Date of 01/01/2018 may be registered  from Monday 18th December, and similarly, registrations with a Start Date of 08/01/2018 may be Registered […]

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Early Years and School Age Capital 2017 Returns

18th December, 2017

Please be advised, all outstanding EYC and SAC capital returns must be submitted to Pobal by the 30th of December 2017.   Any returns not submitted by that date WILL NOT receive the final 10% of the grant.   Services that do not submit returns will be subject to a funding de-commital and risk having to return the 90% […]

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CCS Announcement

11th December, 2017

Additional CCS 2017 Preliminary Payment Pobal are currently working towards calculating the CCS bands and approving the CCS registrations. Until this is confirmed an additional preliminary payment will be made in the week ending 08/12/2017. To date, preliminary payments have been based on approved CCS 2016 registrations. The preliminary payment being made this week, is […]

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Pip Announcement

11th December, 2017

Title: 08/12/17  DCYA Notice re Severe Weather Warning Body: ​The DCYA has been in close contact with the National Emergency Coordination Committee (NECC) which met today to plan for severe weather conditions expected over the weekend. While the severe weather is expected to affect only parts of the country, and schools and other services are […]

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