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PIP Announcement - Extended 2 Hour Attendance Rule for NCS


Extended 2 Hour Attendance Rule for NCS


Dear Service Provider,


Under the stimulus package announced in July, the Department introduced added flexibility on attendance rules under NCS. This change allows for 2 hours variation in attendance against registration per week without triggering a report. For non NCS, a 30 minute variance tolerance per day per child is allowed. These temporary measures were introduced in response to the exceptional environment caused by COVID-19.


This measure has been extended and will now last until 31st March 2021.


You can find links to Attendance Trackers to support your attendance keeping for NCS on the Attendance Rules page of the Early Years Hive. This page also contains the rules around child absence and under attendance under the scheme for your benefit.


Early Years Team