July Newsletter

 

Dear Colleagues,

Here are the deadlines and important information signposts for you for the week 3rd – 7th July 2017.

 

DEADLINES:

24 July, 2017 – Non-contact payment forms

You must have completed your non-contact payment E-form on PIP by this date.

 

22 August, 2017 – Contracts activated

All services must be in contract for each of the programmes they wish to offer by this date. As the DCYA must also activate the contract, make sure your contracts are activated well in advance. This deadline can be found in the appendix of each contract.

 

25 August, 2017 – Calendars submitted

All service calendars must be submitted by this date. This deadline can be found in the appendix of each contract.

 

30 September, 2017 – Fees lists submitted

All fees lists must be submitted by this date. This deadline can be found in the appendix of each contract.

 

FOR YOUR INFORMATION:

Non-contact payment

The forms are available on PIP.

 

Pobal compliance visits

Pobal will be continuing their unannounced compliance visits over the summer to those services who are open (they base this on your submitted calendars). Everything you need to provide is itemised on the checklist (copy attached). Although ECCE is now finished for the year, it is still part of your compliance, so don’t forget to have those records available too.

 

Service calendar issue

Some services, particularly those located in primary schools have reported difficulty in recording 183 open days on the calendars. From July 15th services will be able to make the week beginning 28 August a payable week. You will be able to “uncheck” non-payable for that week.

 

Provision for under 3s survey

The DCYA is reviewing the level of early years provision for children under three. A sub-group of the National Early Years Forum have been asked to gather the data. This information will then be used to guide recommendations for Budget 2018. The survey is short and anonymous.

 

The link for the survey is:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6BQLRHP

 

Kind regards

Westmeath County Childcare Committee