November marks one year since the launch of NCS. As such, some 52-week CHICKs/awards on NCS will be ending soon.
To check the end date of your NCS registrations’ CHICK/award, log into the Early Years Hive portal and follow the below steps:
- Go to the Registrations menu and select NCS Registrations
- Check the ‘Claim Until’ date of your active registrations as an indication to when a CHICK may be ending (if you did not register all weeks on the CHICK/award, then there may be further weeks to claim)
- Expand the yellow arrow on the registration you want to review and click on View
- The ‘Subsidy End Date’ on this page tells you when a CHICK is ending (if there is more than one segment related to a CHICK, this will be the last date under subsidy end date)
To ensure that payment under NCS is not affected as a result of an expired CHICK, you are encouraged to contact the parents of any children with awards ending soon to discuss their continued childcare needs. Parents will have received a notification on their applicant portal, please remind them of this and see if they need to apply for a new CHICK. This should be done as soon as possible.
In the case of Sponsor CHICKs: the Sponsor will need to complete a new referral, having assessed the continuing need. When Pobal receives a new referral, a new Sponsor CHICK will issue. The parent of the Sponsored child cannot renew the CHICK.
For further advice and support, please see the Resources section of the Hive or raise a Request.
Parents can contact the Parent Support Centre at 01 906 8530.
Early Years Team