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The changes in the ECCE Scheme resulting from Budget 2016 will come into effect in September 2016. Children can now avail of up to 2 years of the ECCE Scheme depending on when they turn 3 years of age. Please see table below to show dates of eligibility.


To avail of the ECCE Programme with effect from ~

Children must of been born between the following dates ~ (both dates inclusive)

September 2016 – June 2017 01st January 2012 to 31st August 2013
January 2017 – June 2017 01st January 2012 to 31st December 2013
April 2017 – June 2017 01st January 2012 to 31st March 2014

The ECCE programme is designed to give children access to a free pre-school year of appropriate programme-based activities in the year 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.

All our preschool classes are led by Masters & Degree Level Staff. Spaces are limited for our ECCE so booking in advance is advised.