Pobal would like to remind providers that the latest a provider can register a child on the ECCE programme is 6 weeks after the child’s start date. For example, a child who started ECCE on 28 August must be registered no later than this Friday, 6 October.

DECDIY reserves the right not to backdate funding on late registrations.

In cases of late registrations, proof of the child’s start date and attendance must be submitted to the Scheme Administrator or the registration will be declined.

New Supporting Parents website

Visit the new Supporting Parents website delivered under First5 gov.ie/supportingparents The First5 Big Steps are major changes, planned under the Strategy, to give children the