Submit NCS Service Calendars for 2019 and 2020
Please be aware that all service providers contracted to the National Childcare Scheme should have two active service calendars on their Early Years Hive; one for the current programme year and one for the following programme year.
Service calendars are submitted for each programme year i.e. August to August. If a parent was awarded a 52-week award, then this would run from November 2019 until November 2020. Their chosen provider would then be required to have an active service calendar for the 2020/21 programme year to cover the entire award.
As such, you must submit both a 2019 NCS service calendar and a 2020 NCS service calendar. If you are unsure as to what your opening hours will in the next programme year, please replicate your 2019 hours. You will be able to amend this calendar at a later date.
Check out the Service Calendar quick guide on the Early Years Hive for more information on how to add a service calendar. There you’ll find a clear PDF action sheet outlining the steps involved as well a short training video.