Early Years Pre-School

Summer Camp 2021

The children have had lots of fun with an outing to the farm, sensory play and we even had two special visits from the Fire Brigade and The Guards

End of Autumn term 2020: The children’s artwork and Christmas gifts


  • 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 sessions. 
  • 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
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Down Syndrome Day 2019


  • 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.



  • 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 child.

You may complete the Application Form online or get a copy of the form from FRC Reception.

USEFUL CONTACT: The National Childcare Scheme Parent Support Centre is now open for calls and queries at 01-9068530. Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
Please also visit www.ncs.gov.ie

To get further information on any of these services,

contact FRC Reception. (see sidebar)