Check our our latest edition of the E-News Sheet with updates, important deadlines, hints and tips and CPD courses for early years practitioners
Dear Service Provider,
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
The Notifications section of the Early Years Hive portal is used to alert services to significant updates regarding their portal account.
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.
Please see below a list and links to documents that have been recently updated by 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]