ECCE Scheme

Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Programme

The Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Scheme provides early childhood care and education for children of pre-school age. The scheme is offered in early years settings (pre-schools, Montessori’s, creches, playgroups) for 3 hours a day, 5 days a week, 38 weeks of the year.

All children are entitled to 2 full academic years on the ECCE scheme.

Children are eligible to start the ECCE scheme in the September of the year that they turn 3 years old. For example, a child turning 3 years old in 2019 can be registered on the ECCE scheme in September 2019.

You can find all the information on our curriculum by using the link below that will bring you to the Aistear website to find all the information you need relating to the curriculum we use here at Choice Childcare.

Check your child’s ECCE eligibility on the ECCE calculator here

ECCE Calculator
For registration click here