|Dear Service Provider,
As previously communicated, the first stage of Programme Readiness 2022/23 for ECCE, NCS and CCSP Saver programmes was open for services on the Early Years Hive on 27 May 2022.Since that date, services have been able to complete programme readiness tasks including fees lists and service calendars, as well as activate programme Funding Agreements.
Please see the below important dates where tasks must be completed by for each programme to avoid impact on payments.Further information on preliminary payments for CCSP Saver Programme and ECCE will be communicated at a later date.
CCSP Saver ProgrammeYou must activate the CCSP 2022 funding agreement by 5.00pm on Friday, 5 August 2022 to be eligible for the first preliminary payment.Please see the CCSP Guides section of the Early Years Hive for guidance.
ECCE You must activate the ECCE 2022 funding agreement by 5.00pm on Tuesday, 16 August 2022 to be eligible for the first preliminary payment. A copy of the ECCE Declaration Form 2 must be submitted before you can activate the ECCE funding agreement. To submit this form, go to the ECCE Pre-Contracting page on the Early Years Hive, and upload a completed copy of the ECCE Declaration Form 2.Please see the ECCE Guides section of the Early Years Hive for guidance.
NCS We would also like to remind you to complete your programme readiness tasks for NCS. For NCS, a service calendar for both 2022 and 2023 must be created on Early Years Hive to allow 52-week awards which span across both programme years.If you have children registered for NCS 2022, the NCS 2022 funding agreement must be activated by 10pm on Sunday, 21 August.Please see the NCS Guides section of the Early Years Hive for guidance.
The Pobal Early Years Team