Early Childhood Care and Education Scheme

Ennis Montessori School is registered for the Early Childhood Care and Education Scheme (ECCE) Government Pre School Scheme.
Ennis Montessori School Siolta award

Children can avail of the ECCE Scheme for up to two academic years prior to starting primary school. Under the ECCE scheme children are entitled to 3 hours a day, 5 days a week, for 38 weeks of the year. Children are eligible to start the ECCE scheme in the September of the year that they turn 3 years old.

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

For More Information contact the Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Check a child’s eligibility for the ECCE programme with this poster developed by Donegal Childcare Committee