Roscommon CCC Newsletter Week ending 22nd November 2019
Here are the important dates, deadlines and announcements for the week 18 – 22 November 2019.
Saturday 30 November 2019
- ELC and SAC capital funding report deadline
Friday 6 December 2019
- Payments for amended 2018/2019 (last year’s) ECCE registrations to be issued.
FOR YOUR INFORMATION:
ELC/SAC Capital funding 2019 reports
Final returns for this year’s capital funding are due on 30 November. Failure to submit your returns by that date will result in you not being paid the final 10% of the grant. There is a notice on PIP to this effect.
National Childcare Scheme IT system – The Early Years Hive
As you will have noticed, the new NCS IT system is experiencing some intermittent technical difficulties, which may mean that it is unavailable when you log in.
Unfortunately, we are not able to support you with these or any other technical difficulties you may be experiencing with the Hive portal.
If you are experiencing technical difficulties email email@example.com and include the following information for verification purposes:
- Your DCYA number
- PIP user name
- PIP user email address
If you don’t supply this information, it may delay a resolution to your issue.
All services are required to register with Tusla every three years. That is ALL childcare services who registered back in 2016. For services that registered with Tusla since 2016, you will be required to re-register after three years. So, if you registered with Tusla for the first time in 2017, you will be required to register in 2020. If you run a stand-alone school aged childcare service, i.e. not one that is linked to an early years service, you are also legally required to register.
We are getting calls from providers who thought that they did not have to register with Tusla because they registered in 2016; already gave Tusla that information; haven’t received an email/letter etc. So just to reiterate, if you registered with Tusla in 2016 you are required, by law, to re-register with them this year. This is done through the Tusla portal which can be found here: https://portal.tusla.ie/Account/Register
Whilst we can support you with regard to the information you will need to register, if you are experiencing technical difficulties with the portal, we cannot help. In the case of technical issues you should email firstname.lastname@example.org
As part of the re-registration process you are required to have references for your Board of Management. Service providers can validate their Board of Management references. Equally a service providers references can be validated by the Chairperson or Company Secretary.
If you are a service provider who has been working in the same service for a number of years, your references may no longer be valid as they are not recent enough. In this case you can get an affidavit to confirm how long you have been working at the service or get a reference from the company accountant.
Roscommon CCC have organised the following training, if you would like to book your place at any of the events please email: email@example.com confirming your DCYA number or contact us on 094 96 22540.
Roscommon CCC are holding a compliance workshop on the following programmes
Free Pre-school Year in Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Programme
Community Childcare Subvention Plus (CCSP) (Including Universal Subsidy (CCSU)) Community Childcare Subvention Resettlement (CCSR)
Community Childcare Subvention Resettlement (Transitional) (CCSR(T))
Training and Employment Childcare (TEC)
Date Thursday 5th December 2019
Venue: Roscommon CCC offices, Knock Road Castlerea, Co. Roscommon
Booking essential: please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 094 9622540 to book you place
Children First Foundation level training
Date: Thursday January 23rd 2020
Venue: Roscommon CCC offices, Knock Road, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon.
Booking essential via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/children-first-foundation-level-full-day-training-tickets-83776135677 . Please note that to confirm your place, you must send your E-Learning cert to email@example.com
REMINDER OF THE WEEK:
Re-registering for Tusla in 2020?
Now is the time to start preparing for the registration process. Check the list of required documents and start gathering them now. It is highly likely that you have most of them already, but it is better to be prepared.
If you have any queries or need further information please contact us on 094 96 22540.