Newsletter 4 August 2017

Newsletter 4th August 2017

Dear Colleagues,

Here are the deadlines and important information signposts for you for the week 31st July – 4th August 2017.

 

DEADLINES:

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:

 

School Age Childcare Capital Funding

This week,Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone announced that government funding of €4m is being provided to increase the number of School Age Childcare (SAC) places in 2017. Strands A and B of this funding were announced this week, and Strand C will be announced in the coming weeks. Minister Zappone’s statement and the full list of successful applicants under Strands A and B can be found here.

 

ECCE 2016/2017 Programme Closure

The 2016/2017 ECCE Programme which officially ran from the 28th of August 2016 to the 30th of June 2017 will close at 6pm on Friday 11th August 2017. Please ensure that all ECCE 2016/2017 registrations are submitted before this date. A notice is available on PIP.

 

Optional Extras Guide

The DCYA has issued a guide to Childcare Funding Programme Optional Extras, which will help you in completing your fees lists. You can access the guide here.

Pobal Website and PIP Offline

Due to necessary upgrades to the Pobal ICT systems, the Pobal Website and PIP will be offline from 8am on Saturday the 5th of August to 6pm on Monday the 7th of August. There will be no access to PIP during this time.

 

If you have any queries about anything contained in this bulletin, please do not hesitate to contact your development officer.

 

Kind regards

Westmeath County Childcare Committee