ecce scheme mullingar

ecce details

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

ecce school
mullingar westmeath

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

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

Scroll down for Age Criteria, ECCE Calculator 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)
20171 Sept 2020 & 1 Sept 2021
20181 Sept 2021 & 1 Sept 2022
20191 Sept 2022 & 1 Sept 2023
20201 Sept 2023 & 1 Sept 2024
20211 Sept 2024 & 1 Sept 2025
20221 Sept 2025 & 1 Sept 2026
20231 Sept 2026 & 1 Sept 2027

ECCE CALCULATOR

You can just enter your childs month and year of birth to get the start dates they are eligible for ECCE from.

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.

book a visit

VISIT OUR SCHOOL

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