Compliance Announcement 2019/2020

Unannounced compliance visits are commencing on ECCE and the Transitional targeted childcare programmes. Visits will continue for the duration of the programme cycles. Note: Services operating ECCE only sessions will not be visited outside of the ECCE programme cycle. (Full announcement available on PIP) For your convenience Below please see attached the new compliance guide for services. The checklist for compliance is at the end of that document. If you are unsure of any areas of compliance, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01 2896600

Compliance Guide for Service Providers (Nov 2019)





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Coronavirus Covid – 19 Information updated 16 March 2020

In light of the current closure of childcare facilities, please see the attached ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ document from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs that issued to ELC & SAC providers

Frequently Asked Questions Re.Covid-19 (003)


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What COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment is

This new payment will be available to all employees and the self-employed who have lost employment due to a downturn in economic activity caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The payment has a simple one–page application form and will be paid for a period of 6 weeks at a flat rate payment of €203 per week for jobseekers. It is designed to quickly deliver a social welfare payment to the unemployed and provide income security during this 6-week period.

Individuals applying for the payment will be required to apply for the normal jobseeker’s payments within this 6-week period. Once this normal jobseeker claim is subsequently received, the department will process these claims and reconcile payments at that time. This will involve backdating increased payments for certain customers. – COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment












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