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Budget Update - ECCE FAQs 7th January 2016

Budget update 7th January 2016 - The Department of Children and Youth Affairs has updated the Frequently Asked Questions regarding the ECCE programme and the budget changes. Click here to access the FAQs. 

 

Budget Update: 10th December 2015 - The Department of Children and Youth Affairs has posted an updated Frequently Asked Questions regarding the ECCE and Budget changes. Click here to access the FAQs.

Budget update: 12th November - The Department of Children and Youth Affairs have now posted an updated Q & A Budget document. Please click here for further information.

NOTICE – 10th November 2015: Expansion of Department of Children and Youth Affairs Community Childcare Subvention (CCS) Programme to Community/Not-for-Profit Childcare Services. Click here for further information

Budget Update: 27th October 2015 - The Department of Children and Youth Affairs has now posted Frequently Asked Questions document on their website. Click here for further information.

The age criteria for the current and coming pre-school year are as follows in relation to the ECCE Programme (Budget changes do not start until September 2016)

To avail of the ECCE programme at any stage during the pre-school year Children must have be born between the following dates (inclusive)
September 2014 - June 2015 2nd February 2010 - 30th June 2011
September 2015 - June 2016 2nd February 2011 - 30th June 2012
   
To avail of the ECCE programme with effect from Children must have be born between the following dates (inclusive)
September 2016 - June 2017 1st January 2012 - 31st August 2013
January 2017 - June 2017 1st January 2012 - 31st December 2013
April 2017 - June 2017 1st January 2012 - 31st March 2014

 

Budget Update: 21st October 2015 - Children eligible to avail of ECCE for both Sept 2015 and also Sept 2016 (child’s date of birth between 2nd February 2012 – 30th June 2012), will be able to avail of ECCE for both this year 2015 and also September 2016, once they are no older than 5 years and 6 months at the end of the current preschool year i.e. June 2017. From September 2016, the minimum enrolment age for the free preschool year (ECCE) is age 3.


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