PIP Announcement - Programme Readiness 2018/19


Programme Readiness 2018/19

The re-contracting process with the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) childcare funding programmes 2018/2019 will begin on Monday 28th May.


The process this year will be similar to last year, where each service must certify a 2018/19 PAU, Organisation details and Service details in order to activate any contracts.   


This year the process will be released in two phases.  Phase 1 will be available from Monday 28th May and will entail:

-          PAU Certification

-          Organisation details certification

-          Service details certification


Phase 2 will be available from Monday 11th June and will entail:

-          Re-contracting

-          Fees lists

-          Service Calendars


How to guides will be posted on the PIP portal in the coming days.



Note: For Services who still wish to activate a 2017/18 contract:


From Monday 28th May, services will have to complete the 2018/19 Readiness tasks in order to activate any contract.  If you wish to activate a 2017/18 contract using your current PAU, you must do so before 3pm on Thursday 24th May.   After this date you will have to certify your 2018/19 PAU before you can activate any contract.


If you are a new organisation and wish to participate in the DCYA childcare funding programmes you must contact your local City/County Childcare Committee for an application form for the programme you wish to participate in.