Budget 2016 contains a number of important measures to improve childcare services, including an extension of free pre-school from 1 September next.  Information about the main improvements  are on our website, and we will shortly add a set of answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

We will be working on the exact details of the improvements as we prepare for implementation, and we will communicate these as soon as they are available. 

We have set up an email address for your questions and we will publish our answers as soon as possible.  Please submit your queries to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The age criteria for the current and coming pre-school year is as follows in relation to the ECCE Programme: