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

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Notice to providers on Fees List Publication

As you are aware, ECCE and NCS providers are contractually required to publish their fees lists:Early Years Hive

• in an area accessible to parents
• on any online platform maintained by the Approved Provider for the purpose of advertising its service.

In addition, the contract permits the Department to make those fees lists available through its website.

The facility to provide for the publication of fees lists through scheme websites was not available in the first year of operation of the Early Years Hive portal but is now ready for release.

From Thursday 26 August 2021, your fees lists will be viewable to the public through the NCS parent website.

The fees will be those you have entered into Early Years Hive during the Programme Readiness process, so this will require no further action on your part.

This will better inform parents on their choices with regard to Early Learning and Care and School Aged Childcare (ELC/SAC) and increase the transparency of ELC/SAC costs, supplementing the actions providers have already taken to publish those fees lists.

It will also assist City and County Childcare Committees in their role of monitoring certain fees matters.

All services that have fully on-boarded to the Early Years Hive, are open, and have an active Funding Agreement under NCS and/or ECCE, will have their fees published under the Childcare Search on the NCS website

Provider Fees Lists now available on NCS website

Service provider fees lists for the National Childcare Scheme (NCS) and the Early Childhood Care and Education Scheme (ECCE) are now available to view on theFee lists on Hive
Childcare Search page of the NCS website.

NCS applicants can view a training video on how to use this page, including how to view fees, here.A new quick guide for service providers can also be found on the guidance pages on NCS fees and ECCE fees on the Early Years Hive.

Please see the announcement ‘Notice to Providers on Fees List Publication’ posted on Tuesday, 17 August for more information.


Notice regarding ECCE 2020 Registrations

ecce 2020 CLOSEDRegistrations for the Early Childhood Care and Education Scheme (ECCE) 2020 Programme are now closed. Early Years Service Providers are no longer able to create new child registrations on the Early Years Hive.

Due to this, you are advised not to cancel ECCE 2020 Registrations on the Early Years Hive. If there are any issues regarding inaccurate ECCE 2020 Registrations / Cancellations, please create a request on Hive for further guidance. Please navigate to the Request screen and select the below options:

- Request Type: Registrations
- Request Type Detail: General
- Subject: ECCE

Please indicate the inaccuracies or the number of cancelled registrations, and the Early Years team in Pobal will liaise with you on this to resolve.

If Approved ECCE 2020 Registrations are cancelled on the system, this can cause overpayments to the Service Provider which may result in reductions and / or net offs in payments for the 2021 programme year.

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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