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Free Pre-School year in Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Programme 

IMPORTANT NOTICES 

Programmes Implementation Platform (PIP)

On Friday 13th June 2014, the first information about the new Programmes Implementation Platform (PIP), for September 2014 was sent out by local CCCs to all service providers.  See link to PIP News item on the Pobal website.

PIP is a new online system which will streamline the administrative processes across the three national childcare funding programmes (ECCE, TEC and CCS).  A dedicated PIP Homepage has been set up on the Pobal Website which will provide regular updates and supports to childcare providers as the new system is rolled out.  
https://www.pobal.ie/FundingProgrammes/EarlyEducationandChildcare/Pages/PIP.aspx

ECCE programme 2014/2015 – Advance payment

Advance payments are now being processed and services who have received an ECCE contract and who have submitted an up-to-date tax clearance certificate (TCC) will receive an advance payment by Friday 29th August. Services will receive an e-mail notifying them that the payment has been processed.


Advance payments will continue to be made on a weekly basis, and services who have not yet received an ECCE contract, or whose TCC is out-of-date will receive an advance payment in due course when contracts have been finalised or the updated TCC has been submitted to the Department.

More information on the advanced payment is available here

ECCE Payment Schedule for September 2014 - June 2015

 

Improtant notice for all ECCE Service Providers and Parents in relation to the age criteria for the ECCE Programme

The age criteria for the current and coming pre-school year is as follows in relation to the ECCE Programme:

 

 

 


 

Guides to ECCE Programme  2014

Guide to the ECCE Programme and Administrative Procedures

Guide for Parents to the Pre-School Year in Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) scheme

Supporting Documentation

Appendix 1: Forms 

Appendix 2: Contact Details

 

 

 

Appendix 3: Frequently Asked Questions in Relation to Child Care Qualifications

 

 

                                                                    

 

Contact Details:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ECCE Section,
Early Years Policies and Programmes,
Department of Children and Youth Affairs,
43-49 Mespil Road,
Dublin 4
Tel: 01 6473000
Fax: 01 6473224
E-mail: childcare@dcya.gov.ie

 

                                                                         

Sonraí Teagmhála:

An Rannóg ECCE,
Polasaithe agus Cláir na Luathbhlianta,
An Roinn Leanaí agus Gnóthaí Óige,
43-49 Bóthar Mespil,
Baile Átha Cliath 4
Teil: 01 6473000
Facs: 01 6473224
Ríomhphost:   childcare@dcya.gov.ie

 

 

 

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