Early Years Education


The free Pre-School Year Scheme was introduced in January 2010 and is being administered by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. Under the scheme, all children aged between 3 years 2 months and 4 years 7 months in September of the relevant year are entitled to a free pre-school year of appropriate programme-based activities in the year prior to starting primary school.

How to Apply

Further information about the free Pre-School Year scheme is available from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs website

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