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The Early Childhood Care and Education Scheme is for children at least 2 years and 8 months old.

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mullingar westmeath

Students in our Montessori classes are eligible for the ECCE Scheme.

ECCE stands for Early Childhood Care and Education Scheme. It covers 15 hours per week, 38 weeks per year, for 2 years.

At Mullingar Montessori & Afterschool Care we offer a Full Time or Part-time service & an Afterschool care service.

The Part time service is from 8:00am to 1.15pm Monday to Friday. 3 Hrs per day for 38 weeks of the year for 2 years is free under the ECCE scheme and deducted from your monthly Part Time service fee.

Scroll down for Pricing, Age Criteria and How to Apply.

WHEN CAN MY CHILD START ATTENDING?

The ECCE scheme is for children who are at least 2 years and 8 months old before the 1st of September of their commencement year. And not older than 5 years and 6 months at the end of the pre-school year.

Birth year Eligible enrolment date(s)
2019 1 Sept 2022 & 1 Sept 2023
2020 1 Sept 2023 & 1 Sept 2024
2021 1 Sept 2024 & 1 Sept 2025
2022 1 Sept 2025 & 1 Sept 2026
2023 1 Sept 2026 & 1 Sept 2027
2024 1 Sept 2027 & 1 Sept 2028
2025 1 Sept 2028 & 1 Sept 2029

HOW DO I APPLY FOR THE ECCE SCHEME?

You are required to apply for your child's ECCE grant to secure your start date.

You should do so as soon as you have received notification of acceptance to enrol from us.

Online:
You can apply online at https://www.ncs.gov.ie/en/how-to-apply/

Post:
If you would like to apply by post, please contact the Parent Support Centre on 01 906 8530, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.

FEES OPTIONS

Session Type Name
Part-Time 8:00am to 1:15pm

Session Type
AM

#Days
5

Fee including ECCE (3 Free Hours)
€120

Fee Excluding ECCE
€184:50

Effective From
29/08/2022

FEES OPTIONS

Session Type Name
Full-Time 8:00am to 6:15pm

Session Type
AM

#Days
5

Fee including ECCE (3 Free Hours)
€145:50

Fee Excluding ECCE
€210

Effective From
29/08/2022

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Interested in Enroling? Then you and your child/children are invited to book a visit to our school.

Come and see for yourself all the amazing facilities and activities we have to offer with a guided tour.

Once we receive your form submission we will contact you regarding availability of the requested date and time.

We look forward to meeting you.
URSULA KEENAN
School Director

NCS
national childcare scheme

The NCS launched in November 2019 to provide financial support for parents towards the cost of their childcare.

TWO TYPES OF SUBSIDIES

The scheme includes two types of financial subsidies towards the cost of quality childcare:

1) A universal subsidy payable for children aged between 24 weeks and 36 months who are availing of childcare from an approved childcare provider. It’s payable for children older than 36 months who do not yet qualify for the Early Childhood Care and Education Programme (ECCE). This subsidy is not means-tested and is available to all qualifying families at any income level.

2) An income-related subsidy payable for children aged from 24 weeks to 15 years who are availing of childcare from an approved childcare provider. This subsidy is means tested and the level of subsidy paid for the child is determined by the family’s reckonable income.

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE NCS?

Parents can apply online at ncs.gov.ie. Applicants will need a verified MyGovID and a Public Services Card (PSC) before applying. Once the application has been approved, parents will received a unique code called a CHICK (Childcare Identifier Code Key).

Applicants should bring the CHICK to an approved childcare provider of their choice. The childcare provider and parents will then agree on the childcare provision suitable to meet the needs of the family. The provider will register the child with the NCS, using their name, DOB, CHICK and the agreed number of subsidised hours. The parents will receive an email asking them to confirm the child’s details. Once this has been confirmed, the subsidy will begin and the provider will subtract the subsidy from their fees, ensuring the parent has access to lower, more affordable childcare.

Applicants can contact the Parent Support Centre on 01 906 8530.

FEES OPTIONS

Session Type Name
ECCE Full Day Care

Age Range
3 years – 5 years

ECCE Available?
Yes

Meals Included?
Hot Meal & Afternoon Snack

Days per week
5

Hours Per Week
45

Full price per week
€145:50

Effective From
29/08/2022

FEES OPTIONS

Session Type Name
Part Time ECCE

Age Range
3 years – 5 years

ECCE Available?
Yes

Meals Included?
N/A

Days per week
5

Hours Per Week
27

Full price per week
€31:50

Effective From
29/08/2022

FEES OPTIONS

Session Type Name
Afterschool

Age Range
5 years+

ECCE Available?
No

Meals Included?
Hot Meal & Afternoon Snack

Days per week
5

Hours Per Week
25

Full price per week
€115:00

Effective From
29/08/2022

FEES OPTIONS

Session Type Name
Afterschool

Age Range
7 years+

ECCE Available?
No

Meals Included?
Hot Meal & Afternoon Snack

Days per week
5

Hours Per Week
20

Full price per week
€90:00

Effective From
29/08/2022

FEES OPTIONS

Session Type Name
Toddler Morning

Age Range
2-3 years

ECCE Available?
No

Meals Included?
N/A

Days per week
5

Hours Per Week
27

Full price per week
€125:00

Effective From
29/08/2022

FEES OPTIONS

Session Type Name
Toddler Full Day care

Age Range
2-3 years

ECCE Available?
No

Meals Included?
Hot Meal & Afternoon Snack

Days per week
5

Hours Per Week
45

Full price per week
€210:00

Effective From
29/08/2022