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TWSCS Resumption of Recoupment

TWSCS Resumption of Recoupment

The Department has provided significant financial supports to the Early Learning and Care (ELC) and School Age Childcare (SAC) sector throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. This included the Temporary Wage Subsidy Childcare Scheme (TWSCS), which supported services by...

​Christmas and New Year Payment Dates

​Christmas and New Year Payment Dates

Dear Service Provider, Please see the below payment dates for early year’s programmes over the Christmas and New Year’s weeks:   ​Date Programme​ ​ 18 December 2020​ ​NCS, CCSP, AIM L5 ​24 December 2020 NCS​ ​31 December 2020 ​NCS, TEC ​06 January 2021 ​ECCE ​08...

​IMPORTANT: ECCE Payment Schedule 2020/21 update

​IMPORTANT: ECCE Payment Schedule 2020/21 update

Dear Service Provider, The ECCE 2020/2021 Payment Schedule has now been updated and the following changes should be noted: the ‘pay until’ date for the payment of the 20/11/2020 has been changed from 25/12/2020 to 01/01/2021 the date the funding will be in the Service...

Extended 2 Hour Attendance Rule for NCS

Extended 2 Hour Attendance Rule for NCS

​Dear Service Provider, Under the stimulus package announced in July, the Department introduced added flexibility on attendance rules under NCS. This change allows for 2 hours variation in attendance against registration per week without triggering a report. This...

NCS end-of-year maintenance announcement

NCS end-of-year maintenance announcement

As it is coming up to the Christmas holidays and the end of 2020, it may be necessary to make important changes on your Early Years Hive portal for NCS. As such, the following points are covered in this announcement: NCS Service Calendars (adding closures) Non-term...

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