CURRENT GOVERNMENT FUNDED SCHEMES
Community Childcare Subvention Plus (CCSP):The CCSP Saver Programme provides support for eligible parent/guardians on a low income to avail of reduced childcare costs at participating childcare services. The children who were registered for CCSP in the 2019/20 programme year and retain registrations under CCSP Saver Programme are referred to as ‘Savers’.
No new registrations can be made under the CCSP Saver Programme for children who have not been previously registered on CCSP 2019/20.
If a child ages out of the CCSP Saver Programme i.e. turns 15 years of age, the parent will no longer be eligible for reduced childcare costs for this child under this programme.
For any additional information please contact Carlow County Childcare Committee on 059 9140244
visit: Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth
EARLY YEARS PROVIDER CENTRE (EYPC)
A dedicated Early Years Provider Centre (EYPC) has been established by Pobal in order to provide specialised supports to early learning and care service providers in the delivery of DCYA childcare funded programmes.
The Early Years Provider Centre will be a specific point of contact for service providers to direct queries regarding existing DCEDIY childcare funded programmes CCSP & ECCE and also the National Childcare Scheme (NCS).
EYPC Contact Details:
Service Providers should continue to call 01 5117222 to talk to an EYPC representative.
This phone line is available from 8am – 6pm Monday to Friday. (Note: The lines are closed every Wednesday from 9.00am – 10.00am for training purposes)
The EYPC Teams will also continue to support service providers through the following mailboxes:
EYPC@pobal.ie – This dedicated mailbox will be utilised for all early learning and care programme support queries.
Note: Please do not use firstname.lastname@example.org
There are three dedicated teams within the Early Years Provider Centre (EYPC) available to support early learning and care service providers.
- The Contact Team will deliver all the services previously provided by online support using the phone number and email above, this team acts as a first point of contact between service providers and EYPC.
- The Data Management Team will perform all functions of the previous PIP Documents team.
- The Registration and Applications Team – will process all registration and application requests which are received for all DCEDIY funded programmes on HIVE.