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:
The purpose of the Compliance Visit is to verify that:
Since the 2016/17 cycle, there have been some revisions to the Compliance function, which may have implications for services i.e.
For more information on Pobal Compliance visits Pobal’s website
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Please note: Temporary changes to administrative procedures from Funding Package for ELC & SAD Aug 24-Dec 31 2020
In response to COVID-19, the DCEDIY has introduced, on a temporary basis, added flexibility on attendance rules due to the likelihood in greater variability in patterns of usage (see below). This will assist providers to maximize income and reduce costs,
Both these measures are exceptional and will last until end 2020. This situation would be reviewed at that time Record Keeping, attendance tracking reporting arrangements and compliance facilitation remains in place for the duration.
On the direction of the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) formerly DCYA, the Pobal Compliance team are commencing compliance activity on programme funding currently administered to Early Learning and Care (ELC) and School Age Childcare (SAC) services.
Compliance checks will be undertaken in respect of some or all of the following Programmes i.e.
Compliance approach during COVID-19 pandemic
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the country, the compliance process has been temporarily revised to take account of the current public health situation and guidance available. As compliance activity recommences, the safety of children and ELC/SAC/Pobal staff in settings remains paramount.
Therefore, the following approach will apply to compliance activity until further notice:
If you have a query please contact us on 01 4851727 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.