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Welcome to Offaly County Childcare Committee

Our site is packed with information so whether you're a parent, working with children, interested in a childcare career or just browsing, this is the place for you!

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

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AIM Inclusive Play Information Guide

AIM Inclusive Play is the latest addition to the suite of supports provided under the Access and Inclusion Model (AIM). AIM Inclusive Play information guide

AIM Inclusive Play is a set of sensory and educational play resources to support inclusive practice within pre-school settings. This guide supports the appropriate and effective use of these resources.

AIM Inclusive Play Information Guide

Programme Support Payment Closing Date: 21st June

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Reminder to all providers that the window for applying for Programme Support Payments closes next Friday 21 June 2019 at 3pm.
Providers are reminded that no late applications for PSP will be admitted past this date, under any circumstances.

CCSP and TEC Programme calls 2019/20 – Contracting Process

CCSP and TEC Programme calls 2019/20 – Contracting ProcessPobalLogo

Please be aware that the Grant Funding Agreements for CCSP and TEC are now available to activate on PIP for the 2019/20 programme year.

Note: These are roll-over Agreements from the 2018/19 programme year (as referred to in the CCSP Funding Agreement 2018/19, clause 1.10*). However, it is necessary for all services to activate these Grant Funding Agreements for the 2019/20 programme year.

New Services: New services wishing to participate in the CCSP and TEC programmes for the first time must first contact their local County Childcare Committee in order to commence the contracting process.

The following sequential steps must completed on PIP by all services in order to activate the Grant Funding Agreements.
1. Ensure that you have completed the Primary Authorised User (PAU)
2. Certify your organisation details
3. Certify your service details
4. Activate your Grant Funding Agreement

Further guidance on the Contracting process can be found in the How to Guidance section on the PIP Portal.

*CCSP Funding Agreement 2018/19 clause 1.10:
“Term” means a one year period from the date of commencement of the Community Childcare Subvention Plus Programme on 20/08/2018, pursuant to this Agreement or such further period as necessary pending the introduction of the Affordable Childcare Scheme (“ACS”), or such similarly worded scheme, to be introduced pursuant to legislation to be enacted in 2018 which will replace the CCS Programme.

Please note the Affordable Childcare Scheme referred to above relates to the National Childcare Scheme (NCS)

Fees Lists and Service Calendars

Fees lists and Service Calendars must be uploaded by Friday 16 August 2019
Please be aware that these dates differ to those outlined in clause 2.1 (e) of the 2018/19 CCSP Funding Agreement and 2.1(e) of the 2018/19 TEC Funding Agreement:
Guidance on how to upload Fees Lists and Service Calendars can be found in the How to Guidance section on the PIP Portal.

NCS Capital How to guide.

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The NCS Capital applications are now open, for more information on how to make your application, and a step by step guide please follow this link:

If you have any further queries in relation to the NCS Capital grant please contact Pobal through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01-5117222.

National Childcare Scheme Transition Support Payment

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The Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) has a budget of €2m for allocation as a Transition Support Payment to Early Learning and Care and School-Age Childcare Services who enter into a contract for the new National Childcare Scheme.

Further information on the application process can be found on the NCS website at this link

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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