Early Childhood Care and Education Scheme

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

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.

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Eligible Age Range


Birth Date between:ECCE Start DateECCE End Date
1st January 2018 – 31st January 20181st September 2021 + 1st September 2022June 2023
1st January 2019 – 31st January 20191st September 2022 + 1st September 2023June 2024
1st January 2020 – 31st January 20201st September 2023 + 1st September 2024June 2025
1st January 2021 – 31st January 20211st September 2024 + 1st September 2025June 2026

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