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ECCE Free Preschool Year at Mulberry – 091 880474

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.

What the ECCE free year actually provides

What is covered is if your child attends a half-day service at our centre. So the normal pattern for the free pre-school year is 3 hours a day, 5 days a week, over 38 weeks. If your child attends for more than 3 hours, you will be charged for the extra time. Simple right?

Content and quality of service

Childcare services taking part in the ECCE scheme must provide an appropriate pre-school educational programme which adheres to the principles of Síolta, the national framework for early years care and education. And guess what? We do just that and more so give us a call for a chat or pop in just to have a look – 091 880474.

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