As per the DCYA winding down notice last week, the TWSCS will be ending on 28th June. The closing date to submit a Funding Agreement is Friday, June 26th and the closing date for applications is 1st July with final payments being made on week ending 10th July up until 17th July.

In advance of this, please be aware that the following will be available to services on the Early Years Hive as of today.

TWSCS application amendments

Those who need to make changes to a previously submitted/calculated TWSCS application form can do so from today (22nd June) until 5pm on 30th June. Examples of changes that can now be made include:

  • Viewing employees’ information
  • Editing employees’ information
  • Removing employees’ information
  • Adding new employees
  • Updating services’ average gross weekly payroll figure – as per original guidance, providers were requested to divide the total gross pay value by 9 for all childcare staff for January and February.

Please see the accompanying Amending a TWSCS Application Form + Viewing Payment Calculation Guide guidance document for detailed instruction on how to make such amendments. It is very important to review this document first before making changes, to ensure the correct steps are being taking for the each task and to ensure the application is resubmitted correctly.

If there is no issue with your application, it is not necessary to make any changes and resubmit the form. Please note that any changes made to a TWSCS application may impact funding received from the scheme.

TWSCS payment calculations

Services will now be able to view a breakdown of their TWSCS payment calculations on the Early Years Hive. To view this, navigate to the Resources tab and then go to Wage Subsidy Scheme (Payments) on the dropdown. Please see the above mentioned document for further guidance on this page.

Most services will be able to view the details of their payment calculations on this page. Providers whose submitted application information was queried, a preliminary payment was made and their payment calculations will be available here at a later date, however they can see their payment values on PIP in the interim.

Note: the calculations displayed on this page will not yet include the final week of the scheme (starting 22nd June). Services should review this page after final payments have been made to view final calculations. We are aware of some issues with April calculations, rest assured that this will also be fixed for the final calculation.

If you have any queries, please contact the Early Years Provider Centre at eypc@pobal.ie or raise a service request on the Early Years Hive.


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