Pobal are currently experiencing a high number of calls and service requests in relation to the PPSN validation for ECCE registrations on the Early Years Hive. If you are experiencing issues with this, please note the following.

When submitting an ECCE registration on the Hive, you must enter the child’s full name as per their birth certificate or passport, the child’s date of birth and child’s PPSN as per DEASP document in order to register them on the programme.

Please consult with the child’s parent to ensure you have the correct name. Common issues include middle names, hyphens, apostrophes, etc.

If the PPSN is still not valid or there is an issue with the PPSN or the child’s name, you can add a Registration Request for PPSN validation. Please attach both PPSN letter and passport / birth certificate copy when submitting this request.

We thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Early Years Team