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ECCE Scheme 2017 Application

Cocoon Childcare
Because you want the Best for your child

Now Enrolling for the Free ECCE Preschool September 2017
Full Montessori Environment available
 for all Free Preschool Children

In Budget 2016 there was an expansion of the ECCE. The free preschool year has been extended to allow children take up a place from when they are 3 years old up until they are either 5 and a half or beginning primary school. Children will be able to enrol at 3 points throughout the year - September, January and April. The total amount of weeks a child is entitled to will depend on their age.

At Cocoon Childcare we believe that caring and learning go hand-in-hand.  
Our Spread Your Wings curriculum incorporates the new National Curriculum Aistear as well as an extensive Montessori programme.

  • We promote a learning environment which encourages each child to explore, to question, to learn and to understand the world around them.
  • We know the importance of individual learning, of promoting indECCE Schemeependence and building confidence and self esteem
  • We actively create an atmosphere to support and encourage freedom of expression and offer a wide variety learning opportunities and experiences on a daily basis.
  • Full curriculum and activities included in the Free preschool year such as baking, Santa visits, Montessori portfolio, projects, messy play and Graduation. There are only 2 optional fee choices which are
      • Food
      • Extra hour/s

By choosing Cocoon for your child’s Free Preschool you can be assured that every member of our team is focused on helping your child reach their full potential and to give them a foundation for “a love of learning” that they will carry with them all their lives.

If children are currently attending full days or long hours within Cocoon then the subsidy received from the state for the ECCE scheme will be deducted from their fees between September and June inclusive.

To calculate your entitlements use the calculator available here Childcare Ireland

The Hours for ECCE are 09:30 to 12:30 or 13:30 to 16:30, Monday to Friday for 38 weeks of the year between September and June

To avoid disappointment and to avail of the scheme through Cocoon Childcare, please register your interest at or contact our office for further information on 01-419 99 99.

You may also register online by clicking here.