Pre-school & ECCE

Bambi’s provides free pre-school places under the ECCE (Early Childhood Care and Education) Scheme. This means that we run pre-school sessions at no cost to the parents/guardians of our little clients.

The ECCE programme is designed to give children access to free programme-based activities in the years before they start primary school. Participation in a pre-school programme provides children with their first formal experience of early learning, the starting-point of their educational and social development outside the home. Children who avail of pre-school are more likely to be ready for school and a formal learning and social environment.

As a result of additional funding provided in Budget 2016, children will be able to start in free pre-school when they reach age 3 and to remain in free pre-school until they transfer to primary school (provided that they are not older than 5 ½ years at the end of the pre-school year). To make sure that children can benefit from free pre-school as soon as they are eligible, parents will be able to enrol their children at three different points during the year: September, January and April.

Why not contact us for a chat, or if you’re ready to enrol your child you can download an application form here, and pop into us with a deposit to secure your place!

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Bambi’s offers a part-time service, which means parents can avail of additional hours before or after the time allocated under ECCE or another scheme. Combining extra time with existing pre-school scheme hours can be very cost effective for parents. Alternatively, if your child does not yet qualify for ECCE due to their age, you may wish to enrol them for part-time care in the months leading up to the ECCE start date. Contact us  for more information!

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After School

Bambi’s is now enrolling for After School care, which will be particularly helpful to parents of children in the nearby Sacred Heart National School, approximately 50 meters from Bambi’s! We are also registered under the ASCC (After School Child Care) program, so if you qualify under this scheme you can avail of significantly reduced rates. Contact us  for more information!

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Before School

We understand that sometimes work commitments can make mornings a little difficult to manage for parents. Bambi’s is now offering a Before School service for that all important hour before pre-school starts. Contact us  for more information!

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