Early Years Hive
The Early Years Hive is the name for the service provider portal for Early Years Programmes (NSC and ECCE). This is a user-friendly system which has been designed to reflect the needs of providers.
Please log on to the Early Years Hive Portal here to access the FAQ documents and the How to Guides.
If you have any questions, you can contact the Early Years Provider Centre (EYPC) by calling 01 511 7222 from 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday. The EYPC is the designated point of contact for service providers to direct queries regarding existing Department of Children and Youth Affairs funded childcare programmes.
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You can also submit requests directly to us through by logging in and going to Requests section of the Early Years Hive.
Programmes Implementation Platform (PIP)
The Programmes Implementation Platform (PIP) is an online system which will streamline the administrative processes across two national childcare funding programmes (TEC and CCSPlus). The objectives of PIP are to reduce paperwork and duplication of effort, simplify administration and enable the programmes to be managed more effectively and efficiently.
PIP is an integrated web-accessible system which has been designed to enhance the service experience of childcare service providers and the other stakeholders involved such as the City/County Childcare Committees, Pobal and DCYA.
Please log on to the PIP Portal to access the PIP FAQ document and the How to Guides.
If you are having problems signing into PIP, please contact Pobal’s dedicated Online Support Team from 8am to 6pm (Mon - Fri) as follows:-
Phone 01 5117222