CCSP and TEC closing dates


CCSP will permanently close for new registrations at midnight Friday 25th October, 2019 in advance of the commencement of the National Childcare Scheme.  After this date only CCSP registrations with a status of ‘Submitted’ , ‘Provisional’ and ‘Approved’ will be eligible to remain on the programme and will be referred to as ‘Savers’.

To support prompt processing all providers are requested to have all CCSP registrations submitted by COB 11th October, 2019.  

After October 25th, no new entrants will be permitted to the scheme, although providers will be required to adjust their days and/or session types for existing registrations to ensure compliance with scheme rules.  These changes can only be made during ‘Saver Management Windows’.   Please refer to Transitional Rules for the DCYA Targeted Childcare Funding Programmes for more information.

In order to amend registrations during the Saver Management Window, registrations must have a status of ‘Approved’. To guarantee CCSP registrations can be approved in time to avail of the first Saver Management Window, Pobal advise service providers to have all CCSP registrations submitted by COB 11th October, 2019.  If not, it may therefore be necessary, for providers who have submitted registrations after this date to wait for the next available savers window to amend existing registrations.

TEC programmes will remain open for new registrations until February 2020.

The proposed dates for the CCSP Saver Management Windows are as follows, and are subject to change:

         October – 29th October, 2019 – 11th November, 2019

          December –  20th December, 2019 – 13th  January, 2020

          February – 14th February, 2020 – 2nd March, 2020

          April – 3rd April, 2020 – 20th April, 2020

          June – 26th June, 2020 –  20th July, 2020









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AIM Level 1 LINC Applications

Applications for all qualified LINC Co-Ordinators are open. Applications must be received before 31 October 2019 in order to receive funding for the full ECCE year. There will be no backdating of funding for applications received after that date.

All applications received after 31 October 2019 will only be paid the additional capitation from their approval date.

Newly qualified graduates can apply now using your Graduate ID (Student ID).

Services who had funding for previous years will need to reapply for the 2019/2020 ECCE year.

If your Inclusion Co-Ordinator is on extended leave (maternity/sick) then you will need to reapply when they return from leave.

If your Inclusion Co-Ordinator ceases employment or is on maternity or sick leave then you must complete a Notification of Change form which you will find on PIP under Better Start Aim – Consent Forms and email to

For any further queries, please contact  


Phase 2 Training Sessions are on Eventbrite.

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Phase 2 Training Sessions: Using the system. These sessions will provide practical training on the use of the National Childcare Scheme’s IT system, covering both the service provider portal and the parent application process. They will start on 26th of August 2019 and will run until the 16th of October 2019.

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