Ballincollig Early Years Pre-School can cater for a maximum of 33 children within the two morning sessions and a maximum of 33 children within the two afternoon
We cater for an age range of 2 years and 8 months (by September of the given year) to 5 years. The ratio of children to adults complies with the Pre-School
Regulations Inspectorate (TUSLA).
Hours of opening:
Morning Session 8.45am – 11.45am
Afternoon Session 12.15pm – 3.15pm
ECCE operates Monday to Friday over 38 weeks, from the start of September to the end of June. The 38 weeks will generally follow Primary school holidays. Ratio
of children to adults 11-1. This is a free service.
Download the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Programme Service Fees Information Letter in PDF format
We provide affordable childcare and to give every child a safe place to belong and feel part of everyday learning.
We aim to deliver high standards and quality child-centred care and education, by competent staff that can understand and respond to the needs of individual
children in an atmosphere where every child and their family feel secure, valued and confident.
We recognise that parents are the primary carers of their children and using resources in community such as AIM, Brothers of Charity and other Early Innervation
Services for support children’s additional needs
We will build a service where children are encouraged to make choices and decisions
for themselves and where their voices are heard.
EARLY YEARS PRE-SCHOOL CURRICULUM
The Ballincollig Early Years Pre-school Curriculum is a complete programme of activities which incorporates our policies and practices and the principles of
Aistear and Siolta.
We support children to be confident, happy and healthy, to help them understand and express own feelings, and develop independence.
We support each child to feel that it is a respected part of family and community and as well the unique person with own interests and needs on the other hand.
We organise activities where children can express and celebrate their own culture and family background.
We encourage children to use both verbal and non-verbal communication through body language, visuals aids, Lámh and different kind of arts.
We will incorporate nature, seasons, celebrations, world events, time, etc into the curriculum to create an interesting and fun environment for every