ECCE and other government schemes
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or contact local branch to book your child’s FREE place.