***Important Notice For Providers****
Early Years Hive
The rollout of the new Early Years Hive , which will host the National Childcare Scheme (NCS) , has commenced.
The objective of the recent training delivered by each CCC was to prepare Service Providers for the arrival of the Early Years Hive and to be ‘parent ready’. This will be achieved through the completion of readiness tasks and completion of a programme application (as detailed in the action sheets provided at the NCS Phase 2 training). This means that once NCS is launched and parents have obtained their CHildcare Identifier Code Key (CHICK) , service providers will be ready to register children with their service.
The PAU for each organisation have received an auto generated email from EYP inviting them to follow the link to get their organisation/facility set up on the Early Years Hive.
In this phase only Service Providers who have activated an NCS contract on PIP will be invited to start the readiness processes on the Early Years Hive.
It is important to note that a PAU of a multi facility organisation will be permitted to complete the readiness tasks and programme application for all the facilities under the parent organisation, including those facilities in other counties.
Service providers who have not received an invite should contact the Early Years Provider Centre on 01 5117222 or if any assistance is required please contact Carlow CCC on 059 9140244.
Once NCS is launched, any Service Providers wishing to update their organisation/facility details must do so on the Early Years Hive, for this reason a second phase roll out will occur in November, where all existing Service Providers, will be invited to complete their readiness tasks on the Early Years Hive.