ecce scheme
mullingar

ecce school
mullingar westmeath

If your child is offered a place at Mullingar Montessori, then fees for child care places in our Toddler Montessori and Montessori classes are covered by 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.

ecce scheme
details

Below we provide details of the scheme covering dates, duration, eligibility 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  date between Eligible enrolment date(s)
1 Jan 2016 and 31 Dec 2016 1 Sept 2019 & 1 Sept 2020
1 Jan 2017 and 31 Dec 2017 1 Sept 2020 & 1 Sept 2021
1 Jan 2018 and 31 Dec 2018 1 Sept 2021 & 1 Sept 2022
1 Jan 2019 and 31 Dec 2019 1 Sept 2022 & 1 Sept 2023
1 Jan 2020 and 31 Dec 2020 1 Sept 2023 & 1 Sept 2024
1 Jan 2021 and 31 Dec 2021 1 Sept 2024 & 1 Sept 2025
1 Jan 2022 and 31 Dec 2022 1 Sept 2025 & 1 Sept 2026

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 childs ECCE grant to secure your start date. You should do so as soon as you have received notification of acceptance to enrol from us.

Once your ECCE application is complete you will receive a CHICK code. You then must forward this to us by email, details are on our Contact Us page.

The funding cannot be backdated and late submissions can result in your child’s start date being delayed.

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

If you are interested in your child attending any of our services, then complete the school visit booking form below.

HI, I AM URSULA...

Montessori-Owner-1

Interested in Enroling? 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.

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

Details submitted here will not add you to any marketing mailing list or sms service.

We look forward to meeting you.

URSULA KEENAN
School Director

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