Junior Preschool

At Graiguecullen Parish Childcare Centre, we run a Junior Preschool which is designed for children from 2 years and 6 months. The Junior Preschool is open Monday – Friday, from 9am – 12pm and Longer Day Care is open Monday - Friday from 9am to 3pm. We also provide breakfast and a mid-morning snack.


Junior Preschool is available for 3 hours per day, 5 days per week for 38 weeks from September to June. Fees are set at the beginning of each year at a rate that takes account of affordability for parents and of the sustainability of the service.

To be eligible for government subvention and avail of reduced fees, parents must supply an up-to-date receipt of their social welfare payment and proof of their own and their child’s PPS Number to the office.

No extra fee will be charged for any additional activities the children take part in throughout the year. The fee schedule for the service is displayed on the Parents Noticeboard in the office.

Fees are collected at the end of each week and are based on the number of days per week that your child is enrolled in the service.

There is no charge for bank holidays or days that the Preschool is closed i.e. Christmas, Easter, Holidays, Mid-terms.


With subvention rate applied:

Social Welfare payment with FULL Medical Card only* Free of Charge
Social Welfare payment only OR FULL Medical Card only* €2.85 per day
GP Visit Card only* €4.45 per day

*Proof of entitlement required

Junior Preschool Menus

Junior Preschool is available for 3 hours per day, 5 days per week for 38 weeks from September to June. Fees are set at the beginning of each year at a rate that takes account of affordability for parents and of the sustainability of the service.
To be eligible for government subvention and avail of reduced fees, parents must supply an up-to-date receipt of their social welfare payment and proof of their own and their child’s PPS Number to the office.
No extra fee will be charged for any additional activities the children take part in throughout the year. The fee schedule for the service is displayed on the Parents Noticeboard in the office.
Fees are collected at the end of each week and are based on the number of days per week that your child is enrolled in the service.
There is no charge for bank holidays or days that the Preschool is closed i.e. Christmas, Easter, Holidays, Mid-terms.

The Food and Nutrition Guidelines for Preschool Services were issued by The Department of Health and Children in April 2004. Following this, community dieticians throughout the country delivered training on the guidelines to preschool providers. When evaluating this training, dieticians in the Health Promotion Department, HSE Dublin Mid-Leinster, identified a need for nutrition support materials to aid the implementation of the guidelines. A 3-week menu plan was devised. A copy of our menus are available to download below.

ECCE Preschools 

Children born between the dates below are eligible for Free ECCE Preschool

Birth Date BetweenEligible Enrolment Date(s)
1 Jan 2016 and 31 Dec 2017Sept 2020 (Yr 1) & 1 Sept 2021 (Yr 2)


Year 1 – Transition from home/Junior Preschool to ECCE Preschool
Year 2 – Preparation for transition to Primary School


Monday – Friday 9 am – 12 pm

Breakfast is included each morning. We have Degree qualified staff who are fully trained in Child Protection, First Aid, HACCP and Manual Handling. There are no fees charged for participation in the ECCE Free Preschool years. Every eligible child is entitled to 3 hours per day, 5 days per week for 38 weeks from September to June. You will be asked to sign a letter acknowledging this in September.

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ALLERGENS

Children and adults can be allergic or intolerant to many different foods or food ingredients. However, EU law stipulates that only the use of 14 specific food allergens in producing or preparing a food (including beverages) must be declared.

Since 13th December 2014, the requirement to declare food allergens on prepacked food was extended by EU law to include non-prepacked food. The 14 food allergens as specified in the Food Information for Consumers (FIC) Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 are listed on the attached sheet.

Allergens contained in any foods prepared and cooked in this establishment are highlighted in bold on the menus displayed outside your child’s Preschool Room.

The following are some of the most popular foods that children seem to bring in regularly for their lunch. You might be interested to know that they may contain the following allergens also:

  • Cream crackers: may also contain traces of milk, egg, nuts, soya and sesame seeds.
  • Crispbread: may also contain soya.
  • Bagels: may also contain traces of sesame seeds and soya.
  • Breadsticks: may also contain nuts, sesame seeds, egg and milk.


Please Note: If you are bringing in a cake for your child’s birthday celebration, can you please supply the Preschool teacher with a list of the ingredients and allergens contained therein, e.g., eggs, milk, wheat, gluten. If it is a shop bought cake or sweets, can you please provide the packaging also so that it can be displayed on the notice board outside your child’s Preschool room.

Preschool Albums:

Kindness Week 2021

Rock Your Socks - Down Syndrome Day March 2021

Rock Your Socks - Down Syndrome Day March 2021

First Day Returning After Lockdown 3

St. Patrick's Day Parade & Irish Dancing 2021

St. Patrick's Day Parade & Irish Dancing 2021

Chick and Bunny Visit Easter 2021

Photos during closure 2021

Photos during closure 2021

Christmas Nativity 2020

Christmas Nativity 2020

Christmas Market 2020

Christmas Market 2020

Room 2 - December 2020

Room 2 December 2020

Room 2 - October 2020

Room 2 - October 2020

Halloween 2020

Halloween 2020

Ice Cream Funday 2020

Ice Cream Funday 2020

Room 1 - November 2020

Room 1 - November 2020

Room 1 - October 2020

Room 1 - October 2020

Room 1 - September 2020

Room 1 - September 2020

Rooms 3 & 4 Graduation

Rooms 3 & 4 Graduation

Room 2 - January 2020

Room 2 - January 2020

Cheerio's Breakfast Morning 2019

Cheerio's Breakfast Morning 2019

Beep Beep Day 2019

Beep Beep Day 2019

Grandparents Day - Feb 2019

Grandparents Day - Feb 2019

Kindness Week - April 2019

Kindness Week _ April 2019

The Big Grow - May 2019

The Big Grow - May 2019

Tour - June 2019

Tour - June 2019

Open Day & Ice Cream Funday in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland - June 2019

Open Day & Ice Cream Funday in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland - June 2019

Graduation Rooms 1 & 2 - June 2019

Graduation Rooms 3 & 4 - June 2019

Graduation Rooms 3 & 4 - June 2019

Room 1 St. Patrick's Day 2019

Room 1 St. Patrick's Day 2019

Room 2 April 2019

Room 2 April 2019

Room 1 April 2019

 Room 1 April 2019

Easter Bunny - 2020

Easter Bunny - 2020

Easter Egg Hunt 2019

Easter Egg Hunt 2019

Easter Bunny & Chick 2019

Easter Bunny & Chick 2019

Room 1 - Parachute Play 2019

Parachute

Room 1 First Day 2019

Room 1 First Day 2019

Room 1 - October 2019

Room 1 - October 2019

Room 1 - March 2019

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Room 1 - February 2019

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Room 1 - January 2019

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Room 1 - December 2018

Graiguecullen Parish Childcare Centre

Room 1 - November 2018

Graiguecullen Parish Childcare Centre

Room 1 - Halloween 2018

Pre-School-Room 1- Halloween

Room 1 - October 2018

Pre-School - Room 1 - October 2018

Room 3 - January 2020

Room 3 - January 2020

Room 1 September 2018

Room 1 Sept 2018

Room 2 First Day 2019

Room 2 First Day 2019

Room 2 - October 2019

Room 2 - October 2019

Room 2 - March 2019

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Room 2 - February 2019

Graiguecullen Parish Childcare Centre

Room 2 - January 2019

Graiguecullen Parish Childcare Centre

Room 2 - December 2018

Pre-School - Room 2 - December 2018

Room 2 - Science Week 2018

Pre-School - Room 2 - Science Week

Room 2 - October 2018

Pre-School-Room 2- October 2018

Room 2 September 2018

Room 2 Sept 2018

Room 3 First Day 2019

Room 3 First Day 2019

Room 3 - November 2019

Room 3 - November 2019

Room 3 - October 2019

Room 3 - October 2019

Room 3 - December 2019

Room 3 - December 2019

Room 3 - March 2019

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Room 3 - February 2019

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Room 3 - January 2019

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Room 3 - December 2018

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Room 3 - Christmas Dinner 2018

Graiguecullen Parish Childcare Centre

Room 3 - October 2018

Pre-School - Room 3 - October 2018

Room 3 - Music, Science Week and Polish Independence Day 2018

Pre-School - Room 3 - Music, Science Week and Polish Independence Day

Room 3 September 2018

Room 3 Sept 2018

Rock Your Socks - World Down Syndrome Day - March 2019

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Room 4 - January 2020

Room 4 - January 2020

Room 4 First Day 2019

Room 4 First Day 2019

Room 4 - December 2019

Room 4 - December 2019

Room 4 - November 2019

Room 4 - November 2019

Room 4 - October 2019

Room 4 - October 2019

Room 4 - May 2019

Room 4 - May 2019

Room 4 - June 2019

Pre-School - Room 4 - June 2019

Room 4 - March 2019

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Room 4 - February 2019

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Room 4 - January 2019

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Room 4 - December 2018

Room 4 - December 2018

Room 4 - Christmas Market and Finding Puddles 2018

Room 4 - Christmas Market and Finding Puddles

Room 4 - November 2018

Pre-School - Room 4 - November 2018

Room 4 September 2018

Room 4 Sept 2018

Christmas Nativity 2018

Christmas Nativity 2018

Christmas Market 2018

Christmas Market 2018

Cheerios Breakfast Together October 2018

Cheerios Breakfast Together 16102018

Pre-School Christmas Market 2019

Pre-School Christmas Market 2019

Christmas concert 2019

Christmas concert 2019

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