Free Pre-School year in Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Programme
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.
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will continue to be made on a weekly basis, and services who have not yet received an ECCE contract, or whose TCC is out-of-date will receive an advance payment in due course when contracts have been finalised or the updated TCC has been submitted to the Department.
Improtant notice for all ECCE Service Providers and Parents in relation to the age criteria for the ECCE Programme
Appendix 1: Forms
Appendix 2: Contact Details
Appendix 3: Frequently Asked Questions in Relation to Child Care Qualifications
Early Years Policies and Programmes,
Department of Children and Youth Affairs,
43-49 Mespil Road,
Tel: 01 6473000
Fax: 01 6473224
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