The Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) has a budget of €2m for allocation as a Transition Support Payment to Early Learning and Care and SchoolAge Childcare Services who enter into a contract for the new National Childcare Scheme. The Transition Support Payment is being provided to support Early Learning and Care Services to meet the administrative requirements associated with transitioning to a new scheme and, in particular, the parallel requirements of legacy schemes and the National Childcare Scheme (NCS) within the first year. It includes supporting Services for the time spent familiarising themselves with the new National Childcare Scheme, ensuring that they will be able to meet and comply with all requirements.

KEY DATES

  • Opening date for applications to enter into contract for the National Childcare Scheme
  • 10th June 2019
  • Opening date for online applications to the National Childcare Scheme Transition Support Payment Fund on the PIP system
  • 10th June 2019
  • Closing Date for online applications to the National Childcare Scheme Transition Support Payment Fund on the PIP system
  • 11th October 2019 @3pm

Full details on eligibility requirements and allocations can be found on the NCS website.

For queries on the 2019 Transition Support Payment, please contact Pobal on email: onlinesupport@pobal.ie or telephone 01 5117222