Frequently Asked Questions

Below, we have tried to answer the most common questions visitors to this our Web site may have. If you find that your question is not answered on this page, please e-mail us or call at 057 8662149.

Q: Do you offer the free preschool year (ECCE)?

A: Yes, please contact us for more details. E-mail us or call at 057 8662149.

Q: Do you offer CETS places?

A: Yes, please contact us for more details. E-mail us or call at 057 8662149.

Q: Is food provided?

A: The crèche supplies a nutritious, hot, main meal and uses fresh fruit and vegetables. The meals are cooked on the premises and include a variety of tastes and textures.(Please enquire as to whether special dietary requirements can be catered for.)

We also supply a morning and an afternoon snack. The crèche supplies fresh milk or juice for the children’s breaks. Please don’t send fizzy drinks, chocolate or sweets in with your child.

Birthdays are celebrated in Little Stars and parents are welcome to bring in a cake to have a “party” for their child. We ask that you check all food brought in with the Manager, as we have to be careful regarding allergies etc.

A monthly menu is displayed in the hallway and meal suggestions from parents are always welcome.

Q: What are your opening hours? / When can I collect or drop off my child?

A: The crèche is open between 7.50am and 6pm Monday to Friday. You are welcome to come and go anytime between these hours.

Q: What days is the Crèche closed?

A: We will be closed at 1pm on December 23rd (if it falls on a weekday) and reopen on January 2nd (or nearest weekday thereafter).

It will be closed on all Bank, National, Public holidays and Good Friday.

Q: Do you use Aistear & Siolta?

Our curriculum has Aistear & Siolta running all the way through, and we reflect constantly on the Pre-School Regulations, the Childcare Act and the United Nations Rights of the Child and legislation and recommendations stemming from these documents to ensure best practice and quality childcare.

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