Harcout Creche believes that the first five years of life are particularly important to a child’s development. This is when children develop basic learning patterns and abilities that they will use for the rest of their lives.
The introduction of the “free” Pre-school year is a major development in the area of early childhood education. As a universal scheme, it is hoped that all children will be able to benefit from a Pre-school place in this highly important development year before they commence national school.
The Early Childhood Care & Education Scheme (ECCE) provides one year “free” Pre-school education to every child in Ireland aged between 3 years 2 months and 4 years 6 months on 1st September each year.
The ECCE Scheme was announced by the government in April 2009 and was introduced in January 2010. Parents canavail of this ECCE scheme for their children on a 38 week per year basis.
At Harcourt Creche we believe that each child deserves the best possible start and we believe caring and learning go hand-in-hand. We are devoted to providing every child in our care with the very best education and encourage learning in a fun, loving and safe environment.
• It is important to understand that the free element is limited and relates only to a certain number of hours per day
◦ Multiple additional hours of daily care
◦ Daily Dinner & Snacks
◦ Arts & Crafts supplies
◦ School trips / outings
◦ School holiday care
◦ Summer holiday care
• Please note parents choosing Option B will receive these services as part of normal care
• The Scheme is available on a first come first served basis
• Harcourt Creche reserve the right to cancel the Scheme at any time and provide one month’s notice of closure
• Harcourt Creche reserve the right the refuse any application
• Harcourt Creche reserve the right to change the hours or days that the Scheme is being offered to any participants
• No existing customer discounts are applicable to fees under the Scheme
• Any discounts on fees are only on the non ECCE element of the fee
Harcourt Creche: 1 Clonmel Street, Harcourt Street, Dublin 2
Phone: 01 4783361