Childcare Service

childcare

Our specially selected, enthusiastic and highly qualified staff provide day care services from the age of 2 years up to school going age we also provide a after school programme.

Our children are offered a wide variety of activities, which cater for each child's individual interests. Our staff encourage the children to express their own thoughts and feelings in order to aid them in their social, emotional and language development. Your child will be encouraged to experiment with new activities, explore the creative possibilities of arts and crafts, develop ideas and communicate them freely.

As a parent you can relax in the knowledge that your children are in a safe, secure and happy environment!

What makes us Special?

We are part of the Early Numeracy programme  in the National College of Ireland and the children in St Andrews Childcare scored very highly in the Numeracy assessment for the past two years as carried out by the Early Learning Initiative during the Numeracy Programme.

We operate to the Aistear and Síolta standards of curriculum. We also incorporate aspects of Montessori. All staff in our Childcare centre are in ongoing training in the National College of Ireland in the implementation of the Síolta programme.

The Early learning Initiative also does story time in our childcare where active reading and large illustrated books are introduced to the children and this becomes a big part of the children’s daily enjoyment.

St Andrews Childcare is a placement site for students from DIT for childcare degree courses first and second year students.