Newsletter week ending 7 December 2018

 

Dear Colleagues,

 

Here are the important dates and a summary of this week’s information to note for the week 03rd –07th December 2018.

 

DEADLINES/IMPORTANT DATES:

7th December 2018– Higher application submission deadline for appraisal before Christmas.

Christmas 2018 payments

Services should take their non-payable weeks into account when reviewing payments for all childcare programmes; any non-payable weeks occurring over the Christmas period will impact funding received. (see table below).

  • 21st December 2018 -Weekly catch-up payments for ECCE will continue until - this will be the last payment before Christmas.

  • 7th January 2019- The first ECCE payment in 2019 is due and will cover a maximum of 5 payable weeks to 1st February 2019.

 

FOR YOUR INFORMATION:

Higher Capitation

Higher Capitation applications must be at ‘Submitted’ status by close of business 7th December in order to ensure appraisal before the Christmas break.

 

A December payment is guaranteed for these applications subject to the appropriate information and documentation being included.

 

Appraisal/Payment before Christmas cannot be guaranteed for Higher Capitation applications submitted (or resubmitted) after 7th December.

 

Application appraisal and payment will then continue as normal in the New Year.

 

Christmas 2018 Payments

ECCE

Please find details below of the ECCE Payment schedule and an update on registrations over Christmas:

 

 ECCE Payment Dates:

ECCE Payable To:

Covering Maximum:

07 December 2018

28 December 2018

5 weeks

14 December 2018

28 December 2018

5 weeks

21 December 2018

28 December 2018

5 weeks

07 January 2019

01 February 2019

5 weeks

11 January 2019

01 February 2019

5 weeks

 

  • ECCE Payments made on a Friday will cover registrations approved by close of business on the previous Monday.

 

If ECCE Registrations Approved By

Close Of Business On:

 

You Will Receive Payment On:

 

03 December 2018

07 December 2018

10 December 2018

14 December 2018

17 December 2018

21 December 2018

31 December 2018

07 January 2019

07 January 2019

11 January 2019

 

 

CCS/P

 Please find details below of the CCS/P Payment schedule over Christmas:

 

CCS/P Payment Dates:

CCS Payable To:

CCSP Payable To:

07 December 2018

04 January 2019

21 December 2018

14 December 2018

18 January 2019

04 January 2019

04 January 2019

01 February 2019

18 January 2019

 

 

TEC

Please find details below of the TEC Payment schedule over Christmas:

 

 TEC Payment Dates:

TEC Payable To:

14 December 2018

11 January 2019

11 January 2019

25 January 2019

 

 

Hanen Teacher Talk Training

Pobal will be rolling out further rounds of Hanen Teacher Talk training in 2019 partnering with Teacher Education Centres around the country. Invitations will be sent to settings with children receiving AIM support over the last 6 months. Courses will run in Cork City. Invitations will be sent out over the coming weeks.

 

Lámh training

Lámh training will also be offered, again partnering with the Teacher Education Centres across the country. Trainings are scheduled for January, February and March.These sessions will be held in Cork City. Details will be confirmed shortly.

 

Services that have children attending their setting that are currently using Lámh will be prioritised. If you have children in your service that are Lámh users, please reach out to your Better Start Early Years Specialist regarding the trainings.

 

Please note that each staff member can only avail of a maximum of 18 hours of paid CPD training per calendar year. In the case where one staff member has already completed Hanen training (18 hours), they can attend Lámh training but will NOT be reimbursed. Payments will be made to the employer/ childcare setting and NOT to the individual.

 

Invites are sent directly to relevant services via Eventbrite and services will be offered up to 2 spaces for each course. The dates may coincide with some LINC training dates, as this will encourage take up and build capacity among other staff. Further info if required from: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

The NCCA Mo Scéal: Moving from Preschool to Primary templates

The NCCA Mo Scéal: Moving from Preschool to Primary templates are now available on-line at https://www.ncca.ie/en/early-childhood/mo-sc%C3%A9al  (Go to ncca.ie/earlychildhood)

Mo Scéal means ‘my story’ and the templates help to tell the story of the child’s learning and development. This information will be shared with parents and, with their consent, with the primary school.

There is no requirement to use the Mo Scéal templates. Rather, they are a resource which preschools and schools might find helpful as they collaborate in supporting young children and their families at this key transition. As transition is a process over many months, ideas for fun and engaging activities are also available on-line.

 

REMINDER OF THE WEEK

Process Vs Product art

As Christmas approaches, practitioners often feel under pressure to provide families with decorations, cards or art projects completed by children.

The most important thing to remember is that the process is always more important than the finished product. "Process" means allowing children to explore art materials with freedom without the pressure to copy a model or stay in the lines of a template.  Process art allows each child to explore their own creativity, understanding that no two pieces of art work will look the same as each child’s personality will come through his/her work. A scribble may mean an idea or a feeling.

Service providers can encourage Process-Focused Art by giving children open-ended materials so that they can express themselves through their work.

 

Regards,

 

 

Westmeath County Childcare Committee CLG