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Welcome to Offaly County Childcare Committee

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

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Inclusion Coordinator related Increased ECCE Capitation APPLICATION DEADLINE is 31st October 2019

Inclusion Coordinator related Increased ECCE Capitation APPLICATION DEADLINE is 31st October 2019 PobalLogo

Early Learning and Care (ELC) Settings

If you have employed a LINC graduate who has agreed to take on the role of Inclusion Coordinator in your ELC setting in the current preschool year, you must apply for the Increased ECCE Capitation via PIP by 31st October 2019 as backdating payments will not be allowed after that date. Please see 4.4.5 in the Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) Rules 2019-2020.

NCS Capital Grant Announcement

NCS Capital Grant Announcement National Childcare Scheme Logo

The application process for Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare Capital 2019 is now approaching the closing date of 11th October 2019.

There is now only one week remaining to submit applications.

For any services who wish to apply at this stage, please check your grant allocation in advance of this closing date.
Please note our lines are very busy approaching the deadline and we cannot guarantee that all technical queries/ issues raised with our Online Support team will be resolved before the application deadline of 3p.m. Friday (11TH October).

** Important Update for Early Learning and Care Providers**

The DCYA has attended the National Emergency Coordination Group (NECG) which met this morning to plan for severe weather conditions expected from this Thursday afternoon as a result DCYA new logo
of Storm Lorenzo.

While the severe weather is expected to affect only parts of the country, and schools and other services are broadly expected to remain open, DCYA is asking childcare services to be fully aware of local weather warnings and travel restrictions that may affect their service.

The safety and welfare of children, staff and parents should be carefully considered by each service.

The combination of high winds, trees in full leaf and wet ground will increase the likelihood of trees coming down and hence resulting in possible power outages.
Commuting on Friday morning may be challenging.

Extra consideration should be given to staff and parents at drop off and collection times.

Information regarding the effects of the current weather situation can be found by visiting

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CCSP 2019 Additional Preliminary Payment

CCSP 2019 Additional Preliminary Payment PobalLogo

Due to the large volume of CSSP registrations currently being processed, services may be experiencing delays in getting all of them completed and approved. This has resulted in some services not having received payment for all of their registrations at this point in time. It has therefore been agreed with DCYA to make an additional preliminary payment to services. It is intended that this payment will provide services with funding for the period between the submission of CCSP 2019 registrations and the date they are approved and paid.

The CCSP 2019 additional preliminary payment will be made on 04/10/2019. An allocation will be calculated based on 4 weeks value of registrations that had a provisional status as at 27/09/2019.

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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