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25/04/2018: The Annual Early Years Service Profile 2017/ 2018 is now available on PIP system for completion by Service Providers

The annual survey of early years services is now live on PIP. This is one of the main sources of information on the sector. It helps agencies and the Government to identify issues and is used to inform policy and planning. We really would encourage all Service Providers to complete the survey. We will get county-specific information from the survey this year which will help us to plan our work with services.

The profile asks for information on your service and the childcare it provides; service capacity and numbers attending; and staffing amongst other things.

The survey is on the PIP system, when you log in you will see a link "Early Years Service Profile 2017/ 18" on the service page.

You can save a draft of the survey so you don’t have to complete it in one sitting.

The guidelines for completing the survey are under the "How to Guides" section in PIP Resources.

If you have any questions or need help filling out the survey, you can contact the Pobal helpdesk at:


Tel: 01 511 7222