Offaly County Childcare Committee -   057 9135878

MyGovID maintenance this week

The MyGovID site will be unavailable on Thursday 7 October at 8.00am for a maximum of 2 hours.NCS 7th October maintenance

Parents will be unable to verify their MyGovID and log into the NCS Parent Portal during this time

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause,


Finance and Impact Returns Available for Completion

Dear Service Provider, Pobal updates

The Community Childcare Subvention Programme (CCSP) Finance and Impact returns (FIRs) for August 2021 are available for completion on Pobal Online.

As advised previously the DCEDIY would like to emphasise the importance for all community services to continue to complete and submit FIRs to Pobal. These returns provide essential information that allows DCEDIY and Pobal to identify and help services to resolve problems. They also act as an informative tool for services in the effective planning of their financial future and highlight the real effect of closure due to Covid-19 on community services.

The deadline for submission for August 2021 FIRs has expired. If you have not submitted your return please do so by 5pm Friday 15 October 2021.

If you require any assistance in completing the return please complete a service request on the HIVE, selecting the FIRs as the category and sub-category of the request.

The Early Years Team


Viewing portal notifications on the Early Years Hive

The Notifications section of the Early Years Hive portal is used to alert services to significant updates regarding their portal account. Early Years Hive

It is also used by Pobal to communicate important programme and funding information directly to select services. These notifications often require an action that must be completed by the service.

As such, it is very important that you check the Early Years Hive regularly to keep up to date with your notifications.

To check your notifications:

1. Log into the early Years Hive portal.
2. Select the bell icon on the right-hand side of the Early Years Hive menu.
3. You are now on the Notifications page.

To view a notification:

1. Expand the yellow arrow dropdown on the right-hand side of the notification in the list and select Open.
2. The notification will display in a pop-out screen. You can mark the notification as read, archive, or delete the notification here.


First 5 - Updated Documents

Please see below a list and links to documents that have been recently updated by First 5. First 5

  • Student Placement Guidelines (DCEDIY-DE 2021) [Download here]

  • FAQs for School Principals, Early Learning and Care & School Age Care [Download here]

  • Information for Parents about the changes to contact tracing and testing for children aged between 3 months and 13 years in Early Learning and Care (ELC) and School Age Childcare (SAC), education (primary school), sports, and social settings  [Download here]

  • Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare Settings - Advice for Parents [Download here]

  • Chronic Symptoms Parental Declaration Form (HPSC) [Download here]

  • Return to Childcare Setting Parental Declaration Form (SAMPLE) (HPSC) [Download here]

  • Tip sheet 8, Adapting Environments, [Download here]

  • Information sheet on Services providing transportation to and from schools, [Download here]


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