Pobal is contracted to provide assurance to DCEDIY and the Exchequer that the significant amount of funding distributed through the early learning & school age care programmes is protected and is being claimed appropriately. On behalf of DCEDIY, Pobal conduct compliance visits with participating services to check certain programme rules and funding agreement conditions. The childcare funding programmes that are checked include:
Pobal Compliance Visits are unannounced onsite visits with the outcome determined by information made available to the Visit Officer on the day.
Compliance visits involve checks on records held on site and verify:
Supports for Pobal Compliance Visits are available through the local City and County Childcare Committee (CCC’s) and through the following resources on the EY Hive: