Information for Childcare Providers

This section of the website is a useful resource for childcare providers in County Westmeath.


You'll find detailed information on issues such as:

  • Community Childcare Subvention
  • the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) scheme
  • the Childcare Education and Training Support Scheme
  • Aistear
  • Siolta
  • HSE inspection Information including Garda vetting requirements and documents required on inspection.
  • Pobal Compliance Visits

 


 

 

POBAL Compliance Visits 2013-2014

All POBAL compliance visits for the 2013-2014 programme year will be unannounced.

There are a number of things that the POBAL Visit Officer (VO) will verify during each compliance visit

ECCE Scheme

  • the actual number of DCYA approved ECCE places in the service correspond with the number of places enrolled and the actual attendance on the day of the visit
  • the ECCE Fees Policy approved by WCCC is displayed for parents
  • the charges outlined on the ECCE Fees Policy approved by WCCC are being implemented
  • signed copies of the approved Fees Policy are on file for each ECCE parent
  • parents are in receipt of the appropriate capitation
  • records are available of payments made by parents availing of optional extras etc.
  • qualifications of staff working with the ECCE children correspond to those on file with the DCYA

 

CCS Scheme

  • the actual number of DCYA approved CCS FTE places in the service correspond with the number of places enrolled and the actual attendance on the day of the visit
  • the CCS Fees Policy approved by WCCC is displayed for parents
  • the charges outlined on the CCS Fees Policy approved by WCCC are being implemented
  • signed copies of the approved Fees Policy are on file for each CCS parent
  • parents are in receipt of the appropriate capitation
  • records are available of any child leaving the programme and any subsequent replacements.

 

CETS Scheme

  • the actual number of DCYA approved CETS places in the service correspond with the number of places enrolled and the actual attendance on the day of the visit
  • the CETS Fees Policy approved by WCCC is displayed for parents
  • the charges outlined on the CETS Fees Policy approved by WCCC are being implemented
  • the appropriate FAS or VEC eligiblity letters are on-file for each CETS parent
  • signed copies of the approved Fees Policy are on file for each CETS parent
  • parents are in receipt of the appropriate capitation
  • Weekly sign-in sheets are on-file for each CETS parent

 

Service providers can contact WCCC on 044 9335454 if they require further support regarding their compliance visits