Mayo County Childcare Committee is delighted to be in a position to confirm that the Free Pre-School Year Scheme in Early Childhood Care and Education starts in January 2010. The scheme is being introduced by the office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs with the local work being done by the Mayo County Childcare Committee.
Children in the pre-school year who were born between February 2 2005 and June 30 2006 will be eligible for the scheme from January 2010. Parents of children in this age range can avail of the pre-school year by enrolling their child in a local participating pre-school service.
Parents of children who were born between February 2 2006 and June 30 2007 will be eligible for the next free pre-school year in September 2010, provided they did not register to start the scheme this January. Again, they should avail of the pre-school year by enrolling their child in a local participating pre-school service during 2010.
If you have further queries on the free pre-school place contact your local county childcare office; Mayo County Childcare Committee, First Floor, Chambers House, Ellison St, Castlebar, (094 904 7010 ) or e-mail [email protected]