The ECCE or Early Childhood Care and Education Programme provides children with FREE preschool from the age of 3 years until they start Primary school.
It offers three entry points during the year September, January and April so once you child turns three he/she can avail of free preschool from the date of the next entry point. Children can avail of 3 hours per day preschool care 5 days per week for 38 weeks per year free of charge!
We at Donegal Community Playgroup & Montessori believe that all children deserve the very best start in life and are comitted to providing each and every child in our care the very best care and education at this very important stage in their
To avoid disappointment and to avail of thescheme through Donegal Community
Playgroup & Montessori contact us today toregister your interest on 074 97 40836/
087 288 2752 or email
ECCE Daily Fees
up to 3hrs per day - FREE
3.5hrs per day -€1.10
4 hrs per day - €3.10
5 hrs per day - €7.10
The Community Childcare Scheme supports community groups to provide subsidised
preschool places to children whos parents are on social welfare or who hold a
medical card but who may not yet qualify
for their free preschool year.
The continuation of the Community
Childcare Scheme is welcomed by most
parents and community groups alike
particularly during a time when so many
parents find themselves out of worK but
still want the very best for their child.
A full list of bands and subsidys are
available on www.dcya.ie or by clicking on the link above.
Donegal Community Playgroup &
Montessori strongly believe that children
deserve the time and opportunities to
develop into happy young learners and to develop independence, confidence and
relationships both inside and outside the
home. Therefore we offer a specially
tailored Curriculum for children from as
young as 2 years and 6 months in our Junior Traditional Playgroup.
To avoid disappointment and to avail of
this scheme through Donegal Communiry
Playgroup & Montessoir contact us today
to register your interest.
CCS Daily Fees and Bands
Band A 3.5hrs per day - €5.00
4 hrs per day - FREE
5 hrs per day - €4.00
Band B 3.5hrs per day- €9.00
4 hrs per day - €9.00
5 hrs per day - €13.00
Full Fee 3.5 hrs per day - €12.60
4 hrs per day - €14.00
5 hrs per day - €18.00
The Training and Education Programmes support parents on eligible
training courses by providing subsidised
The CETS or Childcare, training and
Education Support Programme formerly
catered for FAS and VEC training course
participants and now provides childcare on behalf of the Local Education and Training
The CEC or Community Employment
Childcare Programme is administered on
behalf of the Department of Social
Protection (DSP) and provides childcare for children of parents who are participating onCommunity Employment schemes.
To avoid disappointment and to avail of thescheme through Donegal Communiry
Playgroup & Montessoir contact us today toregister your interest.
TEC Daily Fees
3 hrs per day - FREE
3.5 hrs per day - FREE
4 hrs per day - FREE
5 hrs per day - FREE
Schemes and Prices
Donegal Community Playgroup offer a range of schemes, programmes and prices from the free perschool year to the community childcare scheme and the training and education schemes. You will find some helpful information below and a guide to the prices under te relevant schemes. However if you would like to discuss your needs further please feel free to contact our Manager who will be happy to discuss this with you and help guide you to the scheme that best suits you.