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Free Pre-School year in Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Programme 


"7th March 2014:  Childcare Services - if you have any queries about entering any of the CCS, CETS or ECCE programmes in September 2014 please contact your local CCC.  Please note the deadline for receipt of the application forms is Friday 28th March 2014." City/County Childcare Committees (CCCs)

ECCE Payment Schedule for September 2013 - June 2014

Improtant notice for all ECCE Service Providers and Parents in relation to the age criteria for the ECCE Programme.

The age criteria for the current and coming pre-school year is as follows in relation to the ECCE Programme:




Guides to ECCE Programme  2013


Supporting Documentation

Appendix 1: Forms 















Appendix 2: Contact Details

Appendix 3: Frequently Asked Questions


Contact Details:

ECCE Section,
Childcare Directorate,
Department of Children and Youth Affairs,
43-49 Mespil Road,
Dublin 4
Tel: 01 6473000
Fax: 01 6473224



Sonraí Teagmhála:

An Rannóg ECCE,
An Stiúrthóireacht Cúram Leanaí,
An Roinn Leanaí agus Gnóthaí Óige,
43-49 Bóthar Mespil,
Baile Átha Cliath 4
Teil: 01 6473000
Facs: 01 6473224







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