ECCE Optional Extras 2021/22
The Department has carried out a review of the ECCE funding agreement for the 2021/2022 programme year. The Department has decided to revert to last year’s rules on the matter of ECCE optional extras so that providers can charge for optional activities, including:
• ‘Gymboree’ type events where outside providers deliver an educational or entertainment based activity;
The amended ECCE rules for the 2021/2022 programme year will be available on the Department’s website later this week.
It should be noted that the following conditions continue to apply in relation to optional extras
• Refusal of a Service Provider to follow the direction of the local County Childcare Committee (CCC) in relation to fees lists may result in sanctions being applied
If the fees list for your service has already been approved by your CCC and you now wish to include optional extras, a new amended version of your fees list should be submitted to the CCC for approval.