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

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CCSP Saver Programme and ECCE Preliminary Payments 2021/22

Dear Service Provider, DCEDIY Pobal

The dates of the first preliminary payments for Community Childcare Subvention Plus (CCSP) Saver Programme and ECCE for the 2021/22 programme call are listed below:

CCSP: 13th August 2021
ECCE: 20th August 2021
Preliminary payment details

If services wish to be included in the first round of preliminary payments, the Funding Agreement for that programme must have been agreed on or before the dates in the below table:

Programme Funding Agreement activation date (in order to be included in the preliminary payment) Preliminary payment date
CCSP 9th August 13th August
ECCE 13th August 20th August

Funding agreements activated after the dates above continue to be eligible for preliminary payments and will be included in subsequent payment runs.

• For CCSP 2021, preliminary payments will be made on 13th & 20th August only. Payments from 27th August onwards will be based on approved registrations.
• For ECCE 2021, preliminary payments will be made on the 20th August, 27th August and 3rd September. No preliminary payments will be made in week ending 10th September. The second ECCE payment based on registrations and approved Higher Capitation applications will be made in week ending 17th September. Services are encouraged to register children and apply for Higher Capitation as soon as possible.

The CCSP 2021 preliminary payment will be based on approved CCSP 2020/21 registrations in the 4-week period from 31/05/2021 – 25/06/2021.

The ECCE 2021 preliminary payment will be based on approved ECCE 2020/21 registrations (FTE) in the sample week beginning 30/11/2020 and services approved Higher Capitation at the end of 2020/2021 Programme Call.

Over-payments in CCSP 2020 or ECCE 2020 will be deducted from preliminary payments.

Payments will be made to the existing bank account associated with the service/programme on PIP for CCSP Saver Programme and on the Early Years Hive for ECCE. For any changes to a bank account for CCSP, please complete the Bank Mandate Form and send to Pobal via a Service Request on the Hive. For any changes to a bank account for ECCE, please see this training video.

Payment schedule

Please review the below payment schedules for CCSP and ECCE 2021 for dates of future payments:

CCSP payment schedule
ECCE payment schedule

Subsequent payments will be based on approved registrations.

The preliminary payment is made based on previous years registrations, where the preliminary payment already made is in excess of the amount due to you at the subsequent payment date (which is based on your approved registrations), no further payment will be made at that payment date.


Information and guidance for service providers regarding child registration for the CCSP Saver Programme, ECCE and NCS will be available shortly.

Thank you,
Early Years Team

AIM Level 1 – Inclusion Co-ordinator (LINC) Application Process Open for 2021/22

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The application process for the increased Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) capitation, funded by Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY), in recognition of the leadership and mentoring role that will be delivered by the Inclusion Co-ordinator, during the 2021/2022 pre-school year is now open for existing graduates. New graduates (i.e. graduating in October 2021) can apply when final exam results have been notified by Mary Immaculate College (expected late September 2021).

Applications must be submitted electronically via the Early Years Hive portal. Prior to applying for AIM Level 1, service providers must ensure that they have completed the ECCE programme readiness process. Applicant guidelines can be found here.

Applications received by Friday 29th October 2021 will be awarded the additional capitation to the beginning of the Inclusion Co-Ordinator’s start LINC Logo date for the programme year. Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as any applications received after this date will not be backdated.

Should you have any queries in relation to the AIM, please contact the Early Years Provider Centre by raising a Request on Hive.


TCAN expiry notification

​Dear Service Provider, pobal logo

We are aware that due to a system issue, an automated notification was issued to service providers today in error informing them that their Tax Clearance Certificate/ Tax Clearance Access Number (TCAN) had expired.

If you received this notification, please disregard it.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Early Years Team

Invitation to Programme Readiness webinars on Thursday 5 August

Webinars on Programme Readiness will be held next week, on Thursday 5 August 2021.pobal logo

These will cover NCS, ECCE, CCSP Savers Registrations and payments.

Please click on the relevant link and time to register your attendance.

**Note: Please only register for one webinar as there is maximum capacity of 500 per session.

A recording will be made available on the Early Years Hive once the live sessions have been completed.

Webinar Link
Thurs 5 Aug 2021
10.00am – 11.30am
Thurs 5 Aug 2021
2.00pm – 3.30pm
Thurs 5 Aug 2021
6.30pm – 8.00pm

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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