As part of programme readiness for ECCE 2016/2017, adjustments to PIP were made to accommodate that entry into the ECCE programme will occur at three entry points; September 2016, January and April 2017.
As per the previous notification posted on 24th November ‘16 , new child registrations for January 2017 can be input 7 days prior to the child’s start date.
The earliest date therefore, a child can be registered for the January 2017 entry point happens to fall on 26th December. Acknowledging services will be closed for a period over the Christmas holidays, we wish to advise the facility to register from the earliest date possible will be available on PIP.
Below are a set of key dates to guide services during the January 2017 ECCE registration process:
- Approved registrations on PIP by close of business on the 2nd January will be paid for in a catch up payment on the 6th January.
- Approved registrations on PIP by close of business on the 9th January will be paid for in a catch up payment on the 13th January.
- Approved registrations on PIP by close of business on the 16th January will be paid for in a catch up payment on the 20th January.
All services will receive a four weeks payment on Friday 20th January 2017 (excluding any non-payment weeks submitted). The payment calendar will then resume as published with a payment of five weeks on 17th February 2017.
Since September 2016 services have had to apply directly to Pobal to register or amend 2015/16 ECCE children on PIP. As of 31 December 2016 this facility will be withdrawn and no further registrations or amendments to 2015/16 or previous ECCE contracts will be considered.