Grove After School

The Grove After School which has been in operation since 2002 is an on-site childcare facility for Our Lady’s Grove Primary School.  Established as a not-for profit company and managed by a voluntary Management Committee together with a team of paid employees who run the day to day operations, the service has greatly improved over the years to include before school care (8-9am) as well as after school care from 1.35-6pm including a supervised homework club.  We also open for the school term holidays and for the month of July. During these breaks we organise Fun Activity Camps.

In both the pre & after school service we provide a safe & homely setting where your child can express themselves and make new friends or meet up with their school friends in a warm, welcoming environment.   Homework is supervised.  Again, as in the pre school (some of whom work in both services) our staff are experienced caring & friendly.  Our facilities include four large rooms – dining area, homework room, playroom, two pre school rooms and a separate room for the older children with table tennis & pool table.

Please note we will accept children from other schools for our after school service but there is no collection service available for outside of the grounds.

To complement our After School Service we joined the Early Childhood & Education Scheme (ECCE) in January 2010. This scheme provides free pre-school education for children. Due to demand we now have two pre school classes (morning sessions) and have extended our pre-school day to 6pm to facilitate working parents.   We also provide hot meals & snacks.   We follow the Siolta & Aistear curriculum framework and our  staff are fully qualified to required standards for both pre school leaders & assistants.  Our varied activities are used to provide fun & challenging learning experiences for the children.  We focus on each child’s individual interests and needs and support them as they investigate the world in their special way.   During the year we have special events such as a Halloween Party, Christmas Concert, Teddy Bear’s Picnic, Outing, Sports Day and a Graduation Ceremony at the end of the school year.

Tusla Inspection June 2017:  We are delighted to announce that the Grove Pre School passed the Tusla Inspection in June 2017.  If you wish to view this please go to the Tusla website.

  • Yvonne Tumelty (Manager)
Pre School Staff:
  • Orna  & Noelle  (Pre School Room Leaders)
  • Linda & Linda (Pre School Assistants)
After School Staff:
  • Yvonne, Orna, Linda C, Noelle, Michaela, Sheila, Zuzana, Michelle, Linda K, Fiona, Laura & Niamh

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