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:

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 fromEligible Enrolment Date(s)
1 Jan 2019 and 31 Dec 201

September 20222

1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020

September 2023

 

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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Preschool Albums:

Beep Beep Day 2021

Beep Beep Day 2021

Bananas in Pyjamas...

Bananas in Pyjamas...

Trick or Treat & Halloween...

Big Toddle 2021

Big Toddle 2021

Wacky Wednesday

Wacky Wednesday

Twinkle Toes Tuesday

Twinkle Toes Tuesday

Kindness Week 2021

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

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

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

Halloween 2020

Halloween 2020

Ice Cream Funday 2020

Ice Cream Funday 2020

Rooms 3 & 4 Graduation

Rooms 3 & 4 Graduation

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 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

Easter Bunny - 2020

Easter Bunny - 2020

Easter Egg Hunt 2019

Easter Egg Hunt 2019

ROoM 1

Room 1 - November 2020

Room 1 - November 2020

Room 1 - October 2020

Room 1 - October 2020

Room 1 - September 2020

Room 1 - September 2020

Room 1 - Parachute Play 2019

Parachute

Room 1 - October 2019

Room 1 - October 2019

Room 1 April 2019

 Room 1 April 2019

Room 1 - March 2019

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Room 1 - February 2019

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Room 1 - January 2019

Graiguecullen Parish Childcare Centre

Room 1 First Day 2019

Room 1 First Day 2019

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 1 September 2018

Room 1 Sept 2018

ROoM 2

Room 2 - December 2020

Room 2 December 2020

Room 2 - October 2020

Room 2 - October 2020

Room 2 - January 2020

Room 2 - January 2020

Room 2 - October 2019

Room 2 - October 2019

Room 2 April 2019

Room 2 April 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 First Day 2019

Room 2 First Day 2019

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

Room 3 Cling Film Art

Room 3 Cling Film Art

Room 3 - January 2020

Room 3 - January 2020

Room 3 - December 2019

Room 3 - December 2019

Room 3 - November 2019

Room 3 - November 2019

Room 3 - October 2019

Room 3 - October 2019

Room 3 - March 2019

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Room 3 - February 2019

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Room 3 First Day 2019

Room 3 First Day 2019

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

ROM 4

Rock Your Socks - World Down Syndrome Day - March 2019

Graiguecullen

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 - June 2019

Pre-School - Room 4 - June 2019

Room 4 - May 2019

Room 4 - May 2019

Room 4 - March 2019

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Room 4 - February 2019

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Room 4 - January 2019

Graiguecullen

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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