Parents – very little information from the government regarding this scheme but it is starting in Jan my niece qualifies and I know Playmates Montessori school has applied for the scheme as that is where she will be going. Her Mam has to pay from sept to Dec and than its free in Jan it not means tested every child is entitled to it which is great news. Think all should be looking around now to see if places are available because once the news gets out there will be a huge demand on the pre schools that have applied. Playmates Montessori in Bachelors lane and Peter pan in bryanstown I no have applied not sure about any other.
i think its 3 years and 6 months up to 4 years and 6 months.it does not seem to be as straight forward as was thought.the playschool my ds goes to was sure it would get the scheme but now it seems not.he loves where he is so i would find it very hard to move him to somewhere else after christmas.im sure im not the only one is this situation so even though my ds would have been intitled to free year he wont benefit from it because the dept seem to be changing the criteria to suit themselves.