The ECCE advance (1st) payment will be lodged into bank accounts by Friday 28th August 2015. For services who previously participated in the ECCE programme, the payment will be made for 8 weeks based on last years numbers. For new services into the ECCE programme, it will be based on 3 children for 8 weeks.
(please put “ECCE Reduced numbers” in the subject line and state DCYA reference number).
However, any service with far more children in September 2015 than in September 2014 should simply register all children as quickly as possible – from Monday 15th September. A balance will be paid on the Friday week following when children have being registered, and confirmed as being eligible for the ECCE programme.
Finally, the ECCE payment schedule is available on the DCYA website www.dcya.gov.ie.