Pobal Compliance Visits

Pobal is contracted, on behalf of the Department of Children, Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) to conduct compliance visits with each participating childcare service who operates one or more of the Childcare Funding Programmes: 

Compliance visits will involve checks on records held on site in respect of the following Early Years programmes: 

  • National Childcare Scheme (NCS) (checks likely to commence in 2021)
  • Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) programme
  • Training and Employment Childcare (TEC) Saver programmes
  • Community Childcare Subvention Plus (CCSP) Saver programme
  • Community Childcare Subvention Universal (CCSU) Subsidy
  • Community Childcare Subvention Resettlement (CCSR) programme

The purpose of the Compliance Visit is to verify that:

  • The children who have been registered with the DCEDIY under one of the Childcare Funding Programmes are actually enrolled in and attending the service. 
  • The service is implementing the correct Fee Payment Policy. 
  • The Fee Payment Policy, Parent Letters (where applicable) and Calendars (where applicable) are displayed in the service and that a copy signed by the parent/guardian of each child is on file. 
  • records are maintained of optional extra charges, deposits, voluntary donation and/or fees for additional hours and in accordance with the Fee Payment Policy of the service.
  • The service can show the qualifications of all staff working directly with children.

Since the 2016/17 cycle, there have been some revisions to the Compliance function, which may have implications for services i.e.

  • Service outcomes are not categorised as one of four categories: Compliant, Minor Non-Compliant, Moderate non-compliant, or Major Non-Compliant. Services will still be required to sign-off on the compliance findings on the day of the visit with format categorisation notification forwarded in due course to the designated primary contact e-mail address on the PIP system.
  • Attendance records must now contain the following information: Child’s name; Date of attendance; Arrival time; Departure time. 
  • If a service receives a major non-compliant outcome, they can be subject to a 2nd visit with a view to establishing if the issue identified has been rectified. 

For more information on Pobal Compliance visits Pobal’s website

The website includes:

  • ECCE, CCSP and TEC Compliance Forms
  • An Overview of the Compliance Process
  • Frequently Asked Questions including what a Pobal Officer will look for when conducting compliance visits. 
  • A Compliance Checklist  


Complaints Form

If you have a query please contact us on 01 4851727 or info@fingalcountychildcare.ie   

But if you have a complaint please fill in the form below. Staff are trained to answer your queries/complaints and every effort is made to resolve them promptly and efficiently. We endeavour to get back to you within 48 hours.