Roscommon CCC Bulletin week ending 13/09/2019
Here are the important dates, deadlines and announcements for the week 9 – 13 September 2019.
Friday 13 September 2019 TODAY
- NCS Transition Support Payment applications must be submitted by 3p.m. today
- FAR reimbursement Phase 2 application deadline.
Friday 20 September 2019
- ECCE registration-based payments begin
Monday 23 September 2019
- CCS returns must be submitted (see below for details)
Friday 27 September 2019
- Amendments to 2018/2019 (last year’s) ECCE registrations to be completed
- Graduate and childminder bursary application deadline
Friday 11 October 2019
- NCS capital applications close at 3p.m.
Saturday 31 October
- Application for LINC based increased capitation must be completed (see below for details)
Friday 6 December 2019
- Payments for amended 2018/2019 (last year’s) ECCE registrations to be issued.
FOR YOUR INFORMATION:
ELC and SAC capital funding 2019
Services in receipt of capital funding in 2019 must complete an expenditure form for every strand of funding received. The forms are available on PIP. Guidelines for the completion of the expenditure form is attached here.
Minimum number exemptions (Form attached here)
As in other years, if you do not meet the minimum required number of 8 ECCE children, you can apply through us for a minimum number exemption. We have attached the guidelines and the form to this email. Please return the form to your development worker.
Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) pilot
The Department of Education and Skills is looking to select two early learning and care settings to participate in a pilot project which will run over three years with the aim to improve learner competence, confidence and disposition to Irish in English-medium schools and early learning and care settings. If you are interested in learning more about this project and applying to participate, you will find the application form and further information here
Busy, busy, busy
Everyone in the early years is really busy at the moment and we know that you are in the midst of one of your busiest times. We are experiencing a very high volumes of calls and emails and we are doing our best to get to them in a timely manner. However, we may not be able to respond to you immediately. We are asking for your patience and understanding and reassuring you that we will respond to you as quickly as we can.
REMINDER OF THE WEEK:
Business email addresses
Have you considered setting up business email addresses for your childcare service? There are several reasons they can be very useful.
- If you already have a domain name for a company website, you can use it for your email addresses. For example, we have the domain name roscommonchildcare.ie and all of our email addresses are @roscommonchildcare.ie. We are already paying for the domain name, we might as well use it to its full potential. However, if you don’t have a website, you can still buy a domain name that you can use for email addresses.
- It looks very professional and helps advertise your business.
- You can standardise your company email addresses, you aren’t restricted to whatever is left on Gmail, Hotmail or Yahoo.
- Personal emails and company business don’t mix. If your employees are using their personal emails for business purposes, what happens when they leave? Do they take your business emails with them? Having your own email address enables you to give your staff a personalised, business email account (just make sure you have a strong email policy!)
- You can create ‘position’ emails that help parents contact you. You could have email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org whatever suits your business. It also means that you have control of those email addresses, so if someone does leave, they don’t take the emails with them.
- When setting up new user roles for NCS (it becomes apparent in the Phase 2 training if you haven’t done that yet) standardised emails will be very useful.
If you have any questions or require and further information, contact us on 0949622540