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As participants of the governments ECCE scheme we offer a FREE Pre-school year.

The Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Scheme provides a free year of early childhood care and education for children of pre-school age. In general, children are eligible for the ECCE scheme if they are aged over 3 years 2 months and less than 4 years 7 months on 1 September of the year that they will be starting.

The State pays a capitation fee to participating playschools and daycare services. In return, we provide a pre-school service free of charge to all children within the qualifying age range for 3 hours per day, 38 weeks per year.

In general, children only qualify for ECCE in one school year. However, a child who has been assessed as having a disability may be able to spread their free pre-school year over 2 years.

For more information on the ECCE echeme please click here.
Phone: 053 9427068 / Email: mary@puddlelane.ie