The Early Years’ Service Profile is an annual survey completed by Early Learning and Care providers who receive funding from the DCYA through the childcare funding programmes..  The survey is developed by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and Pobal in consultation with key stakeholders and it is the primary source of data on the Irish early years sector.  The data provided by all respondents is critical to understanding and mapping trends in the sector and is used by Government to inform future policy and planning at both local and national levels.

Services are asked to complete the service profile for each facility (i.e. one for each DCYA Reference). 

  • Where can I access the survey? 

When you login to the PIP portal, you will land on the ‘Service’ page which contains a link to the ‘Early Years Service Profile 2018/2019 under the PIP Readiness Tasks.

  • What is the deadline for completing this survey?

The deadline for completing your survey is 5pm on Friday 24th May.