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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.
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AIM Level 7 payments
The last batch payment for the current programme call will be made 1st June 2018.
Prior to this date, all services are requested to review their AIM Level 7 allocation by C.O.B 23rd May to ensure:
· They have returned their ‘Level 7: Additional assistance in the preschool room declaration’
· All eligible children who have been approved Level 7 support are registered on PIP.
· Registration details reflect actual attendance in accordance with Programme Rules i.e. correct days/weeks/session type.
· Any child that has left the service is accurately represented on the system, including:
- Leavers
- Absences greater than 4 weeks
- Non-attendees

Please Note:
Weekly catch – up payments for newly approved applications will continue to be made to services until mid-July.
If you have any queries please contact Pobal Online Support on 01-5117222 or onlinesupport@pobal.ie.
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Due to the success of the last Support and Supervision Workshop and the positive feedback received from services on the content of the workshop; WxCCC are facilitating (delivered by Canavan and Byrne) another Support and Supervision workshop on May 22nd in the Riverside Park Hotel,Enniscorthy. This workshop will provide guidance in line with your services obligations to the Childcare Act 1991 (Early Years Services) Regulations 2016. We still have a few places available contact Caroline for a booking form on 053 92371456 or info@wexfordchildcare.ie ... See MoreSee Less

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Always Children First Child protection foundation level training to commence in May and June are now Fully Booked. Further dates will be available later in the year. ... See MoreSee Less

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Deadline for Applications
1pm Wednesday 9th May 2018 . For app form , please contact Caroline on 053 9237156 or info@wexfordchildcare.ie
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PIP Notice Update
Clarification to the notice on PIP dated 30/5/2018 entitled ‘Closure due to the referendum’, please be advised that while the closure of a Childcare service due to the referendum cannot be regarded as a force majeure closure, Service Providers are not required to amend their calendars or make up the day.
This will not affect your payments.
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PIP Announcement
Attention Childcare services located on school premises being used as a polling stations on Friday, May 25 and closing on that day DCYA has confirmed that the closure of a service due to the referendum will not be regarded as a force majeure closure. Referendum/national elections dates are announced in advance and closure due to such events is not deemed to be covered under Clause 12 of the Grant Agreement for DCYA programmes.
Therefore, all services must update their calendars on PIP to reflect such closure.
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Child Protection training for Childcare Services to be held on June 13th in Wexford is now Fully Booked please do not send in any booking forms you may have or transfer any fees for this date.
Some places still remain for May 24th in Enniscorthy.
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If you are interested in enrolling on the Level 7 Bachelor of Arts in Applied Early Childhood Education and Care programme, please complete an application form and return to Wexford County Childcare Committee before 1pm on Wednesday 9th May 2018
If you have queries or for an application form please contact Wexford County Childcare Committee on 053 9237156
or email E-Mail:info@wexfordchildcare.ie
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The Big Toddle for Barnardos is a fun sponsored walk for toddlers where children themselves have the opportunity to help create positive change for disadvantaged children in Ireland.

Whether you're a crèche, a parent or a childminder, you can organise your own Big Toddle any time so join in the fun and register your Toddle group today.
www.barnardos.ie/bigtoddle.html
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Launch of the AIM application process for
September 2018 pre-school year

For children who are currently receiving AIM supports and are eligible to avail of a 2nd year of the ECCE programme from September 2018
If the child is eligible and is returning to the same pre-school setting for a second year and circumstances have not changed, services in receipt of AIM Level 7 supports must submit a 2nd year extension request for all eligible children. This request can be submitted via the AIM tab on the PIP Portal and is available from Thursday 26th April.

If the child who is currently availing of AIM supports is moving to another pre-school in September 2018, a new AIM application has to be made by the new pre-school provider in conjunction with the parent(s). This application process will open on 1 May 2018.

New AIM applications:
For children eligible for the ECCE programme for the first time from September 2018 where AIM supports are required, the pre-school provider, in conjunction with the parent(s) should make an application for AIM by completing an Access and Inclusion Profile. This application process will open on 1 May 2018.
To apply for a child’s 1st year Level 7 support a service request must be included in the submission of a Level 4: AIM Application. This application form can be accessed via the AIM tab on the PIP Portal and will be available from Tuesday 1st May.
Please contact onlinesupport@pobal.ie if you require any support in the submission of your application.

Apply early!
Applications should be made as early as possible to ensure that the relevant supports are in place when required.
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Places are still available on the DEI training Programme 6 starting on Wednesday 2nd May at 9.30am in the Enniscorthy Enterprise & Technology Centre, Enniscorthy. To book your place please contact Caroline on 053 9237156 ... See MoreSee Less

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AIM Level 7 payments
The last batch payment for the current programme call will be made 1st June 2018. Full details here https://t.co/n9xNrUVLsU

Available from our shop, the #GDPR Pack includes all the tools you need to implement the new Regulation in your #earlyyears setting. This includes certified training for two staff members and a practical toolkit: https://t.co/yGJNlgkmPs

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Dr Katherine Zappone announces ‘key partnership’with National Parents Council ‘to give parent’s a voice in early years care and education’
https://t.co/eid3OHpOZ9

GDPR: Template Policies & Procedures https://t.co/FgbPDyU8DS

Always Children First Child protection foundation level training to commence in May and June are now Fully Booked. Further dates will be available later in the year.

Deadline for applications 1pm on Wednesday 9th May 2018 For app form , please contact Caroline on 053 9237156 or info@wexfordchildcare.ie

Clarification to the notice on the Childcare platform PIP dated 30/5/2018 entitled ‘Closure due to the referendum’, https://t.co/n9xNrUVLsU

Attention Childcare services located on school premises being used as a polling stations on Friday, May 25 and closing on that day.@DCYA has confirmed that the closure of a service due to the referendum will not be regarded as a force majeure closure. https://t.co/6hGoVW1wL5

Early Childhood Ireland Supports for Members on the Road to GDPR Compliance https://t.co/MVTXg95oOZ

Child Protection training for Childcare Services to be held on June 13th in Wexford is now Fully Booked please do not send in any booking forms you may have or transfer any fees for this date.
Some places still remain for May 24th in Enniscorthy.

To apply for the Bachelor of Arts in Applied Early Childhood Education and Care , please complete the application form and return to Wexford County Childcare before 1pm on Wednesday 9th May 2018 For app form , please contact Caroline on 053 9237156 or info@wexfordchildcare.ie

Reminder - the deadline to complete this year's Early Years Sector Profile on PIP is 5pm tomorrow Friday 27th April! The survey is the primary source of data and information on the #EarlyYears sector in Ireland! https://t.co/6lqwI71pVj #childcare

Places are still available on the DEI training Programme 6 starting on Wednesday 2nd May at 9.30am in the Enniscorthy Enterprise & Technology Centre, Enniscorthy. To book your place please contact Caroline on 053 9237156

AIM CPD Training Funding We are pleased to let you know, that a CPD fund for Early Years settings to contribute to costs of staff attending AIM L3 Hanen and Lámh training has been announced as a pilot project by Minister Katherine Zappone. @KZapponeTD https://t.co/n9xNrUVLsU

The Early Years Service Profile 2017/2018 is now LIVE
on the PIP portal @pobal