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AIM Update: 2020/2021

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The process for new applications for AIM Levels 4, 5 and 7 has not yet opened. A further announcement in relation to the above will be made soon.

The application process for AIM Level 7 2nd year extensions is currently open. Please note, 2nd year extensions should be submitted as early as possible to ensure that the relevant supports are in place for September.

Early Years Team

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Important notice: Application Form for Temporary Wage Subsidy Childcare Scheme (TWSCS)

Important notice: Application Form for Temporary Wage Subsidy Childcare Scheme (TWSCS) PobalLogo

Dear Service Provider,

In relation to the TWSCS application form, due to GDPR guidelines you MUST NOT input employee personal data on the form i.e. employee name / initials.

When completing the employee ID information section of the form, details must be input in the following format (as per the details in the guidance document): DCYA Reference Number and an underscore (_) followed by a 3 digit unique identifier for each employee e.g. 18SO12345_123

Any service provider who has not input details in the above format, must edit the form by deleting each incorrect employee record, add it again in the correct format, and resubmit the form.

Refer to Step 6 – Reviewing a submitted Application Form in the guidance document on how to edit and resubmit the form -  COVID-19 Temporary Wage Subsidy Childcare Scheme (TWSCS) Application Guidance Document

Note: Payments can only be made on applications which are completed and submitted in line with the guidance document.

Early Years Team

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Update: Phase 2 of DCYA Temporary Wage Subsidy Childcare Scheme (TWSCS) now open for applications

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The TWSCS application form is now live on the Early Years Hive.

Completion of the application form is mandatory and is a condition of the TWSCS Funding Agreement. The deadline for completing the form is 1 July.

All services must have an account set up on the Early Years Hive and will need to use their username and password to log in and access the form. Any service provider who has forgotten their password or need support in setting up their account should contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The next scheduled payment of 22 May will be made only to services who have completed and submitted a Funding Agreement and application by 1pm Tuesday 19 May.

Please see the  COVID-19 Temporary Wage Subsidy Childcare Scheme (TWSCS) Application Guidance Document for assistance on completing the form. The Temporary COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Childcare Scheme (TWSCS) – Factsheet Version 5: 11 May 2020  for service providers has also been updated to include the phase 2 application process.

Early Years Team

 

 

 

 

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Phase 2 of DCYA Temporary Wage Subsidy Childcare Scheme (TWSCS)

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Phase 2 of the TWSCS will go live on Monday, 11th May.

Application process

Phase 2 comprises an application form which will be available to complete and submit on the Early Years Hive.

All services must have an account set up on the Hive and will need to use their username and password to log in and access the form. Invitation links have been sent to the PAU of any organisation who has not previously registered on the Early Years Hive but has accepted the terms and conditions of the Funding Agreement. Service providers do not need to complete all readiness steps or activate an NCS contract in order to submit this application form.

The PAU will be required to complete a number of questions for each employee per facility, including information on their pre-COVID-19 Average Revenue Net Weekly Pay (ARNWP).

Completion of the application form is mandatory and is a condition of the TWSCS Funding Agreement and the deadline for completing the form is 1 July.

Timelines

Funding Agreement closing date – 10 June (or 1 week in advance of the Revenue TWSS closing)

Application form opening date – 11 May and closing date – 1 July

Payments

The next scheduled payment of 22 May will be made only to services who have completed and submitted a Funding Agreement and application by 1pm Tuesday 19 May.

These payments will be based on information provided in the application form. The payment amounts calculated will be reconciled with any preliminary payments already made, and a payment will be made, if due, on 22 May. If an overpayment has occurred, no payment will be issued and it will roll over and be reconciled against next payment due on 5 June. If an overpayment still exists, this will be reconciled against future payments under ELC and SAC programmes (ECCE, AIM, NCS, CCSP, TEC).

An announcement will be posted on Monday, 11 May on the PIP Portal with a step-by-step application guide for completing the form.

For support with any of the process please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Early Years Hive

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Update: Temporary Childcare Scheme for Essential Health Workers

Update: Temporary Childcare Scheme for Essential Health Workers DCYA main logo

Dear Service Provider,

Further to yesterday’s announcement on TCSEHW, please find the letter from Assistant Secretary Bernie McNally to service providers relating to the introduction of the new Scheme here.

Please also find the TCSEHW Factsheet for Service Providers which contains a summary of the main points of the Scheme for your benefit.

Early Years Team

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