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Changes to the CCSP registration process 2018

Changes to the CCSP registration process 2018 As already communicated there have been some changes to the CCSP registration process for 2018/19.   The API Key has been introduced for validation for CCSP childcare scheme applicants in receipt of Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP) payments- this is a […]

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Childcare must remain a Budget priority

Zappone response to Newstalk survey: “Transforming one of the most expensive childcare systems in the world into the best needs us to build further on 80% increase in Government investment” Statement by Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone: The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine […]

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Learner Fund Bursary

The Department of Children & Youth Affairs (DCYA) has re-opened the Learner Fund Bursary to Early Years practitioners who are new graduates of a recognised Early Childhood Education and Care degree programme.  Kerry County Childcare Committee will process and appraise Learner Fund Bursary applications. For the rules and application requirements […]

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September Readiness 2018/2019

Below is the key information you will need in relation to deadline dates for registrations and payments for the coming weeks. For detailed programme information please click on relevant programme links below Programme (and links) Programme Call Start Date Final contracting date Date programme opens for registrations ECCE 27th August 22nd August […]

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ECCE Payment Schedule 2018/19

As part of on-going work to reduce administration and improve efficiency within the government’s childcare subvention schemes, changes have been made to the Payment Schedule for ECCE for the forthcoming programme year, commencing on 27th August 2018. The key change to the payment schedule for the coming year is that payments are going to […]

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ECCE 2018/19 – Programme information

The ECCE 2018/19 programme will commence on 27th August 2018 as per the grant agreement. There have been no significant changes in functionality to PIP for the 2018-2019 programme call. As per previous years, eligible children can be registered for CCSU for the week prior to commencement of ECCE i.e. from 20/08/18 to […]

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Higher Capitation Announcement

Pobal have announced that they will be taking over the administration of Higher Capitation Applications for the coming academic year, ECCE 2018. From September 2018 Higher Capitation requests will be processed by Pobal through an online application system. Higher Capitation requests for ECCE 2018 and future ECCE programmes will no longer be […]