National Childcare Scheme & ECCE (Free Preschool)

National Childcare Scheme

For more information on this scheme and how to apply, please go to: https://ncs.gov.ie/en/

The Parent Support Centre for the National Childcare Scheme (NCS) is open Monday to Friday from 9:00am – 5:00pm. The contact number is: (01) 906 8530

NCS Sponsors: Dedicated Phone Line/Email Address. The NCS Sponsors Team can be contacted Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm by phone at 01 906 8535 or by email at sponsors@ncs.gov.ie.

Please note that the NCS Sponsors Team can only support on Sponsor-related queries. 

The Early Years Provider Centre is open Monday to Friday from 8.00am - 6.00pm.

The contact number is: (01) 5117222 or email: EYPC@pobal.ie  

Free Preschool (ECCE) Scheme - Eligibility Calendar

Please click on the link below (Click Media) for eligibility dates for the Free Pre-school (ECCE) scheme:

https://www.childcare.ie/ecce-calculator