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

 

Christmas 2014 Arrangements for ECCE Payments

The Department will be processing a major ECCE payment on the 2nd of December 2014.  This payment should reach bank accounts by Friday 5th December.  The payment will cover five weeks, bringing the total weeks paid to 18 weeks, up to 25th January 2015.  The payment will be based on the numbers of children registered and approved.

Payment will only be made to those services who hold an ECCE contract and who have provided a valid tax clearance certificate to Pobal by close of business on Thursday 27th November.

Further payments will be processed on Tuesday 9th and Thursday 18th (to reach bank accounts by 12th and 23rd respectively) for those services which submit tax clearance certificates, register additional children or are approved for Higher Capitation after Thursday 27th November.

No further ECCE payments can be processed after Thursday 18th December and therefore any outstanding tax clearance certificates must be submitted to Pobal (pipdocuments@pobal.ie) by close of business on Tuesday 16th December to ensure payment before the end of the year.

Another interim payment will be processed on 6th January 2015 (and should reach bank accounts by Friday 9th January) for services who missed the deadline of Tuesday 16th December.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICES Concerning ECCE payments


Note for Service Providers - ECCE Payment 5th December 2014

The Department will be processing a major ECCE payment on 2nd December, which should reach bank accounts by Friday 5th December.  The payment will cover a five week period, bringing the total weeks paid to 18 weeks, i.e. up to 23rd January 2015.  The payment will be based on the numbers of children registered and approved on PIP.

Payment will only be made to those services who hold an ECCE contract and who have provided a valid tax clearance certificate to Pobal by close of business on Thursday 27th November.

PLEASE NOTE that if the advance payments already issued to you exceed the total amount due to you in respect of your registered and approved children up to 23rd January 2015 (a total of 18 weeks), you will not receive a payment on 5th December.

For further information regarding ECCE payments in December, see the notice below.

 

ECCE Payment Schedule for September 2014 - June 2015

ECCE Service Provider Letter

Litir chuig Soláthraí Seirbhíse

ECCE Parent Letter

Litir chuig Tuismitheoir nó Caomhnóir

ECCE Child Registration Form

Forim Um Chlárú Linbh sa Chlár ECCE

 

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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