Childcare Schemes

Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Scheme

What is the ECCE scheme?

We are participating in the ECCE scheme for funding pre-school years. The Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Scheme provides early childhood care and education for children of pre-school age. The scheme is offered in early years settings (pre-schools, Montessori’s, creches, playgroups) for 3 hours a day, 5 days a week, 38 weeks of the year.

All children are entitled to 2 full academic years on the ECCE scheme.

Children are eligible to start the ECCE scheme in the September of the year that they turn 3 years old. For example, a child turning 3 years old in 2019 can be registered on the ECCE scheme in September 2019.

How is the Pre-School Year funded?
Duagh Childcare will be paid a capitation fee for each qualifying child enrolled. The pre-school year will normally commence in September of each year.

How will the Pre-School Year be provided?
Eligible children attending Duagh Childcare which is a full day-care service, are entitled to receive a free place for up to 3 hours daily from Monday to Friday. We are providing a 38 week scheme.

Pre-School sessions: 9.30am – 12.30pm and 1pm – 4pm 

Community Childcare Subvention (CSS)

What is the CCS scheme?

Duagh Childcare  are participants in the government funded CCS scheme.

The Community Childcare Subvention (CCS) Programme is a childcare programme targeted to support parents on a low income to avail of reduced childcare costs at participating community childcare services. The Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) pays for a portion of the childcare costs for eligible children, a payment described as a subvention payment, with the parent paying the remainder.

Please contact us for more information on the available childcare schemes

Our Location

Duagh Childcare,
Duagh Family Centre,
Co. Kerry

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