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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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Are you a childminder working in your own home? Westmeath Core Funding Flier for Info Session 26th July
Or are you interested in setting up a new childminding service in your own home?
 Offaly County Childcare Committee are holding a FREE online information session on Core Funding for Childminders on July 26th @7pm.
This online session will give you information on the new funding from the DCEDIY, what it will look like and how it will benefit childminders.
This event is hosted by Louth County Childcare Committee via Microsoft Teams in collaboration with Meath, Westmeath, Kildare and Longford CCCs.
Book your place on Eventbrite 👇

Accessing the NCS Compliance Report on Hive

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Dear Service Provider

As you are aware, the Pobal Compliance team have been conducting NCS compliance inspections since 2021.  In order to support Primary Authorised Users (PAUs) to easily access NCS Compliance Reports on Hive and understand any additional requirements to rectify non compliances, we have developed a new resource titled “Guide to accessing the NCS Compliance report on Hive”.  This Guide can be found in the following section of the Hive i.e., Resources > Programme Documents > NCS - Documents > Compliance.

The NCS inspection report published on the Hive outlines the following for each check conducted:

  • Compliance outcome (Compliant/Non-Compliant)
  • Reason for outcome
  • Required rectification action (if applicable)
  • Relevant comments

We hope that this new step-by-step guide including screenshots of the various views will assist Hive users to easily access relevant NCS compliance reports and action any non-compliant rectification actions as required within the timeframes outlined.

Should you have any queries in relation to an NCS Compliance Inspection carried out at your service, please contact the Compliance Team by raising a Request on Hive as follows:

  • Request Programme: NCS
  • Request Category: Compliance
  • Request Type Detail: Inspection

Kind Regards
The Pobal Compliance Team

LINC Graduates

LINC CPD Package 1

LINC+ the CPD programme for LINC graduates is accepting new registrations for Package 1: Communities of Practice in Early Learning and Care.

More information on LINC+ can be found on here 

Or you can register here 

Programme Readiness 2022/23 Reminder

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Dear Service Provider,

As previously communicated, the first stage of Programme Readiness 2022/23 for ECCE, NCS and CCSP Saver programmes was open for services on the Early Years Hive on 27 May 2022.

Since that date, services have been able to complete programme readiness tasks including fees lists and service calendars, as well as activate programme Funding Agreements. Please see the below important dates where tasks must be completed by for each programme to avoid impact on payments.

Further information on preliminary payments for CCSP Saver Programme and ECCE will be communicated at a later date.

CCSP Saver Programme

You must activate the CCSP 2022 funding agreement by 5.00pm on Friday, 5 August 2022 to be eligible for the first preliminary payment.

Please see the CCSP Guides section of the Early Years Hive for guidance.


You must activate the ECCE 2022 funding agreement by 5.00pm on Tuesday, 16 August 2022 to be eligible for the first preliminary payment.

A copy of the ECCE Declaration Form 2 must be submitted before you can activate the ECCE funding agreement. To submit this form, go to the ECCE Pre-Contracting page on the Early Years Hive, and upload a completed copy of the ECCE Declaration Form 2.

Please see the ECCE Guides section of the Early Years Hive for guidance.


We would also like to remind you to complete your programme readiness tasks for NCS. For NCS, a service calendar for both 2022 and 2023 must be created on Early Years Hive to allow 52-week awards which span across both programme years.

If you have children registered for NCS 2022, the NCS 2022 funding agreement must be activated by 10pm on Sunday, 21 August.

Please see the NCS Guides section of the Early Years Hive for guidance.

Thank you,
The Pobal Early Years Team

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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