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ECCE Eligibility

We appreciate it can be difficult to know exactly what ECCE eligibility means for you, especially following the recent government changes. So, we decided to put together this handy table, so you can clearly see the right start date, depending on when your child was born. You can refer to the Department of Children and
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Message from the Elf!

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The Elf visits Bambi’s!!

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The Single Affordable Childcare Scheme

A new national scheme of financial support for parents towards the cost of their childcare was announced in Budget 2017. At Bambi’s, we recognise that parents will be keen to understand how this might benefit them. To that end please see the list of Frequently Asked Questions provided by the Department of Children and Youth
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Preparing for First Day at Pre-School

Dear Parents, Are you on the countdown to Pre-School next year? Most parents will by now have signed up and begun to look ahead to this first milestone in their child’s early years education. If you haven’t yet, there’s still time to contact us and check availability. We know it can be an anxious time
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Budget 2017 – What was announced?

Dear Parents, Today was an important day because the government announced new plans to support parents with their childcare costs. This means many parents may consider returning to work or education, or get extra support if they are already balancing work or school with childcare needs. The plan is very different from previous plans, it appears that funding
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Child Care Act 1991 (Early Years Services) Regulations 2016 S.I. No. 221 of 2016

On 4th May 2016, the then Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, James Reilly, published the Child Care Act 1991 (Early Years Services) Regulations 2016 S.I. No. 221 of 2016. This legislation makes several changes to the rules and regulations around operating a pre-school service and is therefore relevant to Bambi’s and the parents using
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Services at Bambi’s

Want to know about our services? Well, look no further. We have put together a short video (it’s less than 1 minute!!) to give you an outline of what we do here. Remember, there are many supports available to help with your childcare costs, and you can combine these services to fit with the hours
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Bambi’s Jump Start – Animals

Bambi’s Jump Start Programme introduces a whole world of learning for your little one. We are working hard to ensure that parents can be involved in the process, and that you have information and materials to hand. Below is a small preview of some of the animal facts we will cover during ECCE sessions. Try
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Free and Subsidised Childcare – all you need to know!

Dear Parents, Are you interested to know what childcare supports you may be entitled to? Early Years Education has never been more accessible – and it’s so important! Bambi’s is already taking enrolments for January, April and September next year, and we have had a lot of questions around the supports available to parents. We know
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Terrible Two’s? Fear not… ECCE starts soon!

Firstly, congratulations on making your way through the “terrible two’s”! We have some good news, as now you can start your child at ECCE from the age of 3 right up to when they start big school. And thanks to a revised government scheme, it’s FREE! Bambi’s Manager, Tina, and our Chief of Fun, Michelle make
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5 Things to Know about Bambi’s

Are you just getting to know us? Here’s a bitesize look at Bambi’s in 5 points 🙂

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A bright new look for Bambi’s!

We first opened our doors in 1986 (how time flies!!) and having moved to Greenpark Shopping Centre in 1997, decided it was high time to update our sign to our new logo. A new bright and colourful sign was designed and installed, and since so many of the children are familiar with Bambi’s before they
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Arts & Crafts

Bambi’s Jump Start – Arts & Crafts

Have a look at some Arts & Crafts Activities! At Bambi’s we go through a lot of paper, paint, sparkles, glue, fabric, feathers and popsticks… to name but a few essentials… it’s very important to have the right tools for the job! We are continually updating our stock of arts and crafts materials so the
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Bambi's Jump Start

January 2017 Enrolment Guide

  If your child was born between September and December 2013, now is the time to enrol for free pre-school at Bambi’s. Your child is eligible to start in January 2017. There has been huge demand for places since the expansion of the ECCE Scheme, so early enrolment is advised. This is because we have
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Testimonials

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Introducing Bambi’s – Meet the team!

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