Who is Eligible?

The table below sets out when a child must have been born in order to be eligible

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Just enter your child’s date of birth in the ECCE Calculator (opposite) to find out your child’s eligibility for ECCE.

Birth  date between Eligible enrolment date(s)
 1 Jan 2014 and 31 Aug 2014  1 Sept 2017 & 1 Sept 2018
 1 Sept 2014 and 31 Dec 2014  1 Jan 2018 & 1 Sept 2018
1 Jan 2015 and 31 Mar 2015 1 Apr 2018 & 1 Sept 2018 & 1 Sept 2019
1 Apr 2015 and 31 Dec 2015 1 Sept 2018 & 1 Sept 2019
1 Jan 2016 and 31 Dec 2016 1 Sept 2019 & 1 Sept 2020
1 Jan 2017 and 31 Dec 2017 1 Sept 2020 & 1 Sept 2021
1 Jan 2018 and 31 Dec 2018 1 Sept 2021 & 1 Sept 2022

Please refer to FAQs re Early Years Budget 2018 changes which reflects the announcements made as part of Budget 2018.