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ECCE Optional Extras 2021/22​

ECCE Optional Extras 2021/22​

The Department has carried out a review of the ECCE funding agreement for the 2021/2022 programme year. The Department has decided to revert to last year’s rules on the matter of ECCE optional extras so that providers can charge for optional activities,...

AIM 2021/22 and EWSS

AIM 2021/22 and EWSS

As per the AIM Programme Rules, the wages of an employee may be supported through either EWSS or AIM Level 7 capitation, but not both.  It is open to a service provider to decide whether EWSS or AIM Level 7 funding is most advantageous to them. While EWSS has been...

Update to Tusla arrangements following HSE cyberattack

Update to Tusla arrangements following HSE cyberattack

Early Learning and Care (ELC) and School Aged Care (SAC) childcare providers must be registered with Tusla, the Child and Family Agency as a prescribed early years service. A childcare provider who provides both early learning and care and school age childcare must...

​Important email security message

​Important email security message

​Important email security message Dear Service Provider, If you have received an email claiming to be from a member of Pobal staff requesting your email/account login details, similar to the below, please do not open it or submit any personal details. Please read...

National Action Plan for Childminding

National Action Plan for Childminding

The National Action Plan for Childminding is a pathway to be developed over the next 8 years that sets out steps towards regulation, support and subsidies, for all paid, non-relative childminders. The Action Plan will involve...

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