The Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Scheme provides early childhood care and education for children of pre-school age. From September 2016, children are eligible for the ECCE scheme if they are aged over 3 years and not older than 5 and a half years.
The State pays a capitation fee to participating playschools and daycare services. In return, they 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 Click here for more details or please contact Little All Stars.
ECCE 2017/2018 CALENDAR
Our Service will begin to provide the 2017/2018 ECCE Pre-School Year on Monday the 04th September 2017 and will finish on Friday the 29th June 2018.
There will be no Pre-School Session during the following dates -
ECCE Pre-School Holidays will be........
ECCE Start Date
4th September 2017
30 October 2017 - 03 November 2017
25 December 2017 - 29 December 2017
01 January 2018 - 05 January 2018
19 March 2018 - 23 March 2018
26 March 2018 - 30 March 2018
02 April 2018 - 06 April 2018
07 May 2018
04 June 2018
The Creche will remain open for all other Childcare Services throughout the year, however will also be closed on the following dates......
30th October - Halloween
Closing Friday the 22nd December at 4PM
Re-opening Tuesday 2nd January 2018 at 7:00am
March 17th - St. Patrick's Day
March 30th - Good Friday
April 2nd - Easter Monday
May 7th - May Bank Holiday
June 4th - June Bank Holiday
Inservice & Training Day
August 3rd - First Aid & Child Protection training
August 6th - August Bank Holiday