Preschool ECCE Scheme

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The Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Scheme provides 2 free years of early childhood care and education for children at pre-school age.

In general, children can start ECCE when they reach 2 years and 8 months of age and continue until they transfer to primary school (provided that they are not older than 5 years and 6 months at the end of the pre-school year).

The ECCE Scheme means that the State pays a capitation fee to participating playschools and day care services. In return, all participating playschools provide a pre-school service free of charge to all children within the qualifying age range, for a set number of hours, over a set period of weeks. The school year is normally from September to June.

We are registered with the National Childcare Scheme (NCS). This is available for both the Preschool & Afterschool children. If you have any questions on this, please give the office a call and speak to a member of our trained staff.

At St. Michael’s Little Scholars, the children in our care are always our primary concern. We provide positive, learning experiences, giving children the opportunity to excel in all areas in an environment where they feel loved and developed as individuals. We promote the concept of diversity by welcoming all families into our setting and encourage parents to have an active role in their children’s learning.