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

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Annual Early Years Sector Profile Deadline Extension

Dear Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare provider,Important Hive message 07 06 2023
Annual Early Years Sector Profile Deadline Extension
We have extended the original deadline of 6th June to allow more time for services to complete the 2022/23 Annual Early Years Sector Profile survey. The survey will now close at 8pm on Friday 16th June.  Please note that no Core Funding payments have been placed on hold following this newly extended deadline.
Completion of this year’s survey within this window is mandatory for all existing Core Funding Partner Services. If you are contracted into Core Funding and you do not complete the Annual Early Years Sector Profile 2022/23 within the required timeframe your Core Funding payments will be placed on hold until such a time as the process is completed.
Services who wish to become a Core Funding Partner Service for the 2023 programme year must also complete the 2022/23 Annual Early Years Sector Profile survey in advance of submitting their Core Funding application. As well as providing information about the sector, this survey enables the capture of data that will help to monitor the impact of Core Funding on the sector.
Thank you to those services who have already completed the survey and we encourage any remaining services to submit by Friday 16th June.
Kind regards,
The Early Years Team 

MyGovID maintenance

Dear Service Provider,National Childcare Scheme Logo
MyGovID maintenance
The MyGovID site will be unavailable on Thursday 8th June 2023  at 8.00am for a maximum of 2.5  hours.
There will be no interruption to the Early Years Hive, however parents will be unable to verify their MyGovID and log into the NCS Parent Portal during this time.
The Early Years Team

Core Funding – Review and Confirm Reminder

Dear Service Provider,Core Funding Review Confirm June 2023

Core Funding – Review and Confirm Reminder

This is a reminder the Review and Confirm window is open until Monday 12 June inclusive. If a Partner Service does not complete the Review and Confirm process within the required timeframe, Core Funding payments will be placed on hold until such a time as the process is completed.

Please note, the late submission of a Review and Confirm form noting a decrease to the base rate value will be effective from the change effective date rather than the last day of the review and confirm window.

Preparing for Review and Confirm

Core Funding applications/application changes must be at an Approved status prior to completing the Review and Confirm form.

If your previous application/application change is at ‘Approved’ and you have an application change at a ‘Draft’ status you must abandon the draft application prior to completing the Review and Confirm form.

If an application is at ‘Referred back’ Service Providers are required to submit an application change to rectify the refer back reason outlined. Once the application change is approved, you must then proceed to complete the Review & Confirm form.

To support services in completing a Review & Confirm form, a detailed guidance document and tailored training videos are available here.

Core Funding Programme 2023/24

Partner services who have completed the June Review and Confirm process will be able to transfer their most recent Core Funding application data into their new Core Funding application for the 2023/24 programme year. Therefore, partner services are encouraged to complete the June Review and Confirm process as soon as possible within the specified timeframe.

Further information on the Core Funding application process for the 2023/24 programme year will be available in the coming weeks.

Best wishes,

The Early Years Team

Childminder Network Meeting

💢Childminders  Childminders Network Meeting Aistear for Childminders

📣Calling new, existing and potential childminders to a network meeting.
Introduction to Aistear, Curriculum Framework for Children from birth to six years in Ireland.

Family Resource Centre. Arden View, Tullamore.
19th June 7pm – 8:30pm

This information session will focus on Aistear, which is the curriculum framework for children from birth to six years in Ireland.

Aistear describes the types of learning that are important for children and the exciting opportunities for supporting children’s learning and development that happen in everyday activities.

During the session we will consider ideas and practical suggestions to help you use Aistear to support children’s learning and holistic development. We will also discuss practical examples of how you can use Aistear to build on and extend the work you are already doing with the children in your childminding setting.

📱💻🖥Book your place on Eventbrite 👇

Please contact Siobhán for a booking reference number on 057 913 5878 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on Wednesday's, Thursday's and Friday's.

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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