ECCE and other government schemes

All Nest creches and Montessori are registered for the ECCE and other government funded schemes( CCS Programme ,  AIM Access and Inclusion Model ).

The Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) programme is designed to give children access to a free 2 full academic years of appropriate programme-based activities  before they start primary school. Participation in a pre-school programme provides children with their first formal experience of early learning; the starting-point of their educational and social development outside the home. Children who avail of pre-school are more likely to be ready for school and a formal learning and social environment.

Children are eligible to start the ECCE scheme in the September of the year that they turn 3 years old. For example, a child turning 3 years old in 2019 can be registered on the ECCE scheme in September 2019.

To avail of the ECCE programme with effect from Children must have been born between the following dates (both dates inclusive)
September 2018 – June 2019 1st January 2014 – 31st December 2015
September 2019 – June 2020 1st January 2015 – 31st December 2016
September 2020 – June 2021 1st January 2016 – 31st December 2017
September 2021 – June 2022 1st January 2017 – 31st December 2018

Please e -mail or contact local branch to book your child’s FREE place.