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


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


ECCE Payment Schedule for September 2015 - June 2016

ECCE Service Provider Letter

Litir chuig Soláthraí Seirbhíse

ECCE Parent Letter

Litir chuig Tuismitheoir nó Caomhnóir

ECCE Child Registration Form

Forim Um Chlárú Linbh sa Chlár ECCE


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  2014


Guide to the ECCE Programme and Administrative Procedures

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


Supporting Documentation


Appendix 1: Forms 




Appendix 2: Contact Details




Appendix 3: Frequently Asked Questions in Relation to Child Care Qualifications


Contact Details:

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

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