Entries by Carlow Childcare Committee

DCYA PRESS RELEASE: Have your say on School Age Childcare Public Consultation launched ahead of National Childcare Scheme

Tuesday 21st May 2019 The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone TD, today launched a public and stakeholder consultation process on future regulations and a quality improvement framework for school-age childcare. The numbers of families accessing school-age childcare has seen significant growth and development in recent years. It is expected that the […]

Early Years Service Profile

​The 2018/2019 Early Years Service Profile launches on Monday 13th May. The annual survey is developed by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and Pobal in consultation with key stakeholders in the early years sector. The deadline for completing the survey is 5pm, Friday 24th May. We are asking all services to make the time over this period […]


ECCE Services are reminded that overpayments made by Pobal due to Service delays in making amendments to child registrations or higher capitation information, will reduce future ECCE payments. If an overpayment is in excess of the amount due, the Service may be asked to return the funding. There are 2 x further batch payments remaining for ECCE […]

AIM Level 5 – New Applications

Children eligible for the 2019/2020 ECCE programme Where AIM Level 5 equipment and/or alterations are required, the preschool provider, in conjunction with the parent(s) can make an application for AIM Level 5 support via the AIM tab on the PIP Portal. Once a child is eligible for ECCE an AIM Level 5 application can be […]

National Childcare Scheme, Early Learning & Care: Capital Funding Guidelines Now Available

The guidelines set out the application process for capital funding which will allow service providers, who sign up to the new National Childcare Scheme to purchase ICT support, which will assist them in recording and reporting children’s attendance. Providers can purchase ICT support which meets the eligibility criteria and will be reimbursed for the amount […]

DCYA Press Release: Increased funding of €1.5 million for Family Resource Centres in 2019

Minister Zappone has announced an increase of €1.5 million per annum in funding for Family Resource Centres (FRCs) for 2019. The increased funding will bring the overall allocation to the Family Resource Centre Programme to €18 million. This is the largest allocation provided to FRCs in the past ten years. Additional funding will be used […]