**IMPORTANT UPDATE FROM DCYA** Refunds for Fee Paying ECCE Eligible Children - 21st October 2015

WCCC have been advised by DCYA today that a refund of pre-school fees can take place for parents if their children meet the below criteria:

·         Eligible for ECCE in 2015 and 2016 – (Children born between 01 January 2012 – 30 June 2012)

·         Have been in attendance and fee paying for pre-school from September 2015

If a child meets this criteria and your early childhood service has space available in your ECCE room, you can now register children on PIP. Please be aware that all information e.g. parent DOB, parent & child PPSN, name printed exactly as it appears on birth cert or valid ID must be validated before a submission is made on PIP.




WCCC advise you to upload this information to PIP as soon as possible and await the next scheduled payment for the ECCE programme (30/10/2015) to arrive in your bank account before refunds are issued to parents.


Children Eligible for ECCE in 2015 & 2016 Not Currently in Attendance


WCCC have also fielded numerous calls relating to parents who previously decided to wait for their child to avail of the ECCE year in 2016, even though their child is also eligible for the 2015 ECCE year.


A child is only eligible for both ECCE years in 2015 and 2016 if they meet the below criteria:


·         Children born between 01 January 2012 – 30 June 2012


If a child is born during these dates, an ECCE place can now be availed of. Parents can approach early childhood services to enquire if they have space available to register their child or children.


Parents can only avail of ECCE from the first day of their childs attendance, e.g. child attended from 02/11/2014 – only entitled to 30 weeks ECCE capitation in the 2015 ECCE year.


If you have any further queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us on the office number 044 9335454 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.