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Offaly County Childcare Committee is located at St Joseph's Community Centre in Kilcormac, Co Offaly.

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Savers Management Window Re-opened for CCSP & TEC 2019

Savers Management Window Re-openedPobalLogo

Dear Service Providers,

The Savers Management Window for CCSP 2019 and TEC 2019 was re-opened to allow service providers to make necessary amendments to existing registrations. It will remain open until 9th November 2020.

We would encourage you to make any amendments to registrations as soon as instructed to do so to ensure compliance with scheme rules.

Early Years Team

Important Update to PPSN Validation for ECCE Registrations on the Early Years Hive​

Important Update to PPSN Validation for ECCE Registrations on the Early Years Hive​Early Years Hive

Dear Service Provider,

We know that some providers were having issues regarding the PPSN validation for ECCE registration on the Early Years Hive. To make the process much simpler, we have implemented a change to our validation system.

As of today, the PPSN validation for all new ECCE registrations:

  • Will only check PPSNs against a child’s date of birth; and
  • Will no longer check against a child’s name.

This is in line with the validation process on the Hive for NCS registrations. Please note that providers are still required to input the child’s name during ECCE registration.

For registrations already submitted with a Registration Request for PPSN Validation:

  1. Please cancel the registration and re-register the child using all correct details (ensuring DOB and PPSN are input correctly).
  2. The system will then approve the new registration submitted.

If you are still experiencing validation issues with new ECCE registrations, you may still submit a ‘PPSN Validation’ Registration Request via the Early Years Hive.

We are also happy to announce that the acceptable documents have now been extended to include the child’s GP or medical card, both of which must contain the PPSN (as well as the child’s name and a partial DOB).

To clarify, you must submit a registration request attaching copies of:

  • The child’s birth certificate or passport

AND

  • Either the DEASP letter or a GP card or Medical card.

All available guidance documentation will be updated accordingly to reflect these changes as soon as possible.

Thanks you,
Early Years Team

The Application closing date for The COVID-19 Capital and the Re-opening Support Payment Grants has been extended

The Application closing date for The COVID-19 Capital and the Re-opening Support Payment Grants has been deadline extension
extended

Dear Service Provider,

The application closing date for both the COVID-19 Capital grant and the Re-opening Support Payment grants has been extended from 28th August to 9th September. If you want to avail of these grants you now have until Close of Business on 9th September to submit your application on the Early Years Hive. If you don’t submit your application before this date or if your application is in draft, then you will not be eligible for the grant.

Please note for the Re-opening Support Payment, all services that are re-opening on or before 7th September are eligible to apply.

Application guidelines can be found below and are also under ‘COVID-19 Reopening Documents’ on the Useful Links page of the Early Years Hive:

COVID-19 Capital 2020 Grant Guidelines
Reopening Support Programme Application Guidelines

Early Years Team

NCS 2020 Contracting Deadline – Monday, 31 August 2020

NCS 2020 Contracting Deadline – Monday, 31 August 2020Early Years Hive

Dear Service Provider,

Following on from our previous announcement, we would like to remind you that the deadline to contract into NCS for the 2020/21 programme year is Monday, 31/08/2020.

If you currently are, or are planning to, register children on NCS for the 2020/21 programme year (as of 24/08/2020), you must have submitted a Funding Agreement for NCS 2020 on the Early Years Hive by Monday, 31/08/2020.

All providers who were contracted into NCS 2019 but who have not yet submitted an NCS 2020 Funding Agreement have been emailed with details on the steps required to submit the application. Please review this email as soon as possible.

Failure to submit an NCS 2020 Funding Agreement on time will result in current registrations being automatically end-dated, and will affect future funding under NCS.

To contract for NCS 2020, go to the Programmes tab on the Early Years Hive, choose NCS 2020 from ‘Available Programme Applications’ and select Start. Please see the Contracting for the National Childcare Scheme’ FAQ for more information on contracting on the Hive.

For further assistance, raise a Service Request on the Hive or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Early Years Team

PPSN Validation for ECCE Registration on the Early Years Hive

PPSN Validation for ECCE Registration on the Early Years HiveEarly Years Hive

Dear Service Provider,

We are currently experiencing a high number of calls and service requests in relation to the PPSN validation for ECCE registrations on the Early Years Hive. If you are experiencing issues with this, please note the following.

When submitting an ECCE registration on the Hive, you must enter the child’s full name as per their birth certificate or passport, the child’s date of birth and child’s PPSN as per DEASP document in order to register them on the programme.

Please consult with the child’s parent to ensure you have the correct name. Common issues include middle names, hyphens, apostrophes, etc.

If the PPSN is still not valid or there is an issue with the PPSN or the child’s name, you can add a Registration Request for PPSN validation. Please attach both PPSN letter and passport / birth certificate copy when submitting this request.

We thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Early Years Team

Supporting Quality Childcare in Offaly

Offaly County Childcare Committee support the development of quality, affordable, inclusive, accessible childcare and family friendly services for all children in every part of the county.

Offaly County Childcare Committee has been meeting since May 2001 and is made up of representatives from the statutory sector, social partners, community groups, voluntary groups, the Community and Voluntary Forum, National Voluntary Children's Organisations, providers of childcare, and parents - all of whom have a vested interest in childcare provision in the county.

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