Childcare Places September 2013

Currently we have Free Pre-school ECCE places available for September 2013.  

ECCE Scheme allows you to send your child to Pre-school for 3 hours per day for 5 days a week for free.  Do not delay, book your place now.

We are also takings enrolments for non-ECCE Pre-school children aged between 1 year and 3 years

We currently have a limited number of places available for babies aged 3 months to 12 months and pre-school children aged 3-5 years


If you are intrested in our childcare service please contact us on

059-9722028 to know more.


Stepping Stones Community Childcare Services

First opened in 2001.
Situated in Long Range .
6 children
Our Pre-school and After School services are supported by the Community Childcare Subvention Scheme (CCSS) and the Early Childhood Education Scheme (ECCE)
This means that we can :
Offer Quality Early Years Care and Education , in  State of the art facilities at an affordable cost to families .
ØOffer a variety of services to meet the needs of the families who use our services.
Øemploy highly qualified professionals in our service and promote continual professional development for all staff .
PRE-SCHOOL SERVICE: 3 months to 5 years
Full – day care from 9.00am- 6.30 pm
Half-day care from 9.00 am – 2.30 pm
Sessional playschool from 9.30 am – 12.30
Play based ,Guided by the principles of
Siolta , The National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education
Aistear – The Early Childhood Curriculum Framework.

Afterschools/Homework Club

Age 5yrs - 15 yrs

Homework support for junior/senior infants 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
     (1,5 hrs session)
Homework support (1, 5 hrs session) 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
After School Clubs (1, 5 hrs session) 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
After School Activities include
Art and crafts
Hip Hop
Educational Games
Pen Pal Club
Creative Writing
Keep Fit- Sports club
Little Chef
Drama Club
And many many more
Sky Room: 3 mths – 18 mths        9 children
Sunshine Room: 18 mths - 2.5 yrs  27 children
Forest Room:2.5 yrs- 3.5 yrs          27 children
Acorn Room: ECCE 3.5-5 yrs           21 children
Afterschool- 5 – 15 yrs                   29 children
113 children in total!!!!!
 Our plan's for the year ahead
To re-establish the childcare sub-group of the Board of Management.
To improve parental involvement in the centre by including parents on the childcare sub-group. .
To participate in  a Quality Improvement  Programme such as NCNA Centre Of Excellence or IPPA Quality Improvement Programme
Need anymore information contact us on 059-9722028


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