Pre-School Providers (2-4 years)

Pre-school education is not compulsory but it helps prepare your child for primary school by providing a rich variety of challenging play-based learning activities and other experiences in a stimulating environment.

Within pre-school there are nursery schools, nursery units within primary schools and voluntary and private settings that participate in the Pre-School Education Programme.  Voluntary and private settings can only admit children to funded provision who have reached the age of 3 years old by 1 July.

 All pre-school education providers follow the same curricular guidance and are regularly inspected by the Education and Training Inspectorate (ETI). 

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Last upated: 01/11/2018