ECCE Government Pre School Scheme
Giraffe Childcare & Early Learning Centres are registered for the ECCE Government Pre School Scheme which will provide a free pre-school year for children in the year before they start primary school.
Please contact us to book your free pre-school place for September 2013.
The Early Childhood Care & Education Scheme (ECCE) provides one year "free" Pre-school education to every child in Ireland aged between 3 years 2 months and 4 years 6 months on 1st September each year.
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Giraffe Childcare & Early Learning Centres are Ireland’s most established pre school provider with 19 purpose designed centres in Dublin, Kildare and Navan.
When you and your child enter the Preschool year with us, you do so with the assurance that they are embarking on a journey of self-development and learning through our Giraffe Reach Curriculum.
Your child is unique
Our Giraffe Reach Curriculum has been designed to meet the individual needs of young children whilst encouraging them to become confident and independent learners, who will marvel, value, and respect their world.
The key principles of the Pre School programme inspire children to grasp a sound understanding of the early years foundation stage, which are the building blocks of life long learning.
The learning environment provides children with a rich source of equipment and materials which foster learning and development in the areas of language, numeracy, creativity, problem solving, social and emotional development, communication and self expression.
In order to deliver our Programme we place great emphasis on the quality of the staff who, work with your children. As a company we invest heavily in staff development and training to ensure that our service and delivery levels exceed Government curriculum guidelines.
Our staff, are special people who care, nurture and encourage your special little people to help them gain a sense of achievement and pride in this all-important Preschool year as they develop the necessary skills to enable their smooth integration into mainstream school.