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Free Pre-School year in Early Childhood Care and Education (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  2015

DCYA Childcare Funding Programmes Information and Frequently Asked Questions.

Guide for Parents to the Pre-School Year in Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) scheme


Supporting Documentation





Update on Childcare Qualification requirements announced on Wednesday 10th June 2015

 Information in relation to a published list of relevant qualifications for the Early Childhood Care and Education Sector will be available on this website at the end of August 2015.


ECCE Higher Capitation for Service Provider

Information in relation to the application process for Service Providers Higher Capitation for the 2015 ECCE Programme will be available on this website at the end of August 2015.


ECCE Payment Schedule for September 2015 - June 2016


Contact Details:

ECCE Section,
Early Years Policies and Programmes,
Department of Children and Youth Affairs,
43-49 Mespil Road,
Dublin 4, D04 YP52
Tel: 01 6473000
Fax: 01 6473224


Sonraí Teagmhála:

An Rannóg ECCE,
Polasaithe agus Cláir na Luathbhlianta,
An Roinn Leanaí agus Gnóthaí Óige,
43-49 Bóthar Mespil,
Baile Átha Cliath 4, D04 YP52
Teil: 01 6473000
Facs: 01 6473224

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