Weekly Newsletter week ending 03 May 2019

Dear Colleagues,

Here are the important dates, deadlines and announcements for the week 29 April – 3 May 2019.



AIM level 7 applications are now open


Monday 13 May 2019 – Programme support payment applications will open


Saturday 18 May 2019 – Registration for stand-alone school age services closes


Friday 7 June 2019 – National Childcare Scheme contract opening date


Monday 10 June 2019 – NCS capital grant applications open (see below for details)


Friday 21 June 2019 – Programme support payment applications close


Sunday 18 August 2019 – Registration for existing School Age Services closes


Friday 11 October 2019 – NCS capital applications close at 3p.m.



National Childcare Scheme Capital Funding

Those of you who have attended an NCS information session will be well aware that capital funding is being made available to services to assist with the use of an electronic attendance record to be provided by the DCYA.

The application will be done on PIP. The guidelines for application are on PIP and a copy has been attached here for your convenience.

The maximum grants will vary depending on the size of the service, the details of how this is determined are set out in the guidelines.

To be eligible to apply you must have an NCS contract.




FAR training support

Don’t forget every service can happy for funding toward the cost of FAR training for one staff member. The closing date for applications for the first round of funding is on 14 June with payments being made at the end of June. Services can apply for up to €225 for a full course or €175 for a refresher.

Details have been attached here for your convenience.



If you have any questions or require and further information, contact us on 0449335454