Rathfarnham Daycare / Creche / PlaySchool
In our ECCE Pre school rooms children will be fully emerged in the Highscope curriculum which is slightly more structured but is also child friendly and child lead. We strive provide your child with a solid foundation on which to build his or her primary education and ease transition from pre-school to primary level education.
From Sept 2018 children who are 2 years 8 months before 1st Sept will be eligible to start in the Free ECCE Pre School Scheme. You can enrol your child September each year and they can remain in the Free Pre School until they transfer to Primary School, once they are not more than 5 years 6 months in the June. To ensure that your child benefits from the pre school year as soon as they become eligible, please book your place with us as soon as possible.

Under the Free Pre School Year the government will pay your child’s school fee of €64.50 per week for 38 weeks of the year.

Places are limited so parents are advised to book their child's place at the start of the new school year to avoid missing out on the Free Pre School year. Children that are already enrolled in the creche will have first preference.
The ECCE room is a child-centred environment where we use the HighScope approach to early learning which identifies and builds on children’s strengths, interests and abilities thus enabling children to be actively involved in their learning.

Each child has a key worker who will communicate with parents and have responsibility for your child’s day to day care.

ECCE Pre School is 9.30 am to 12.30 pm sharp!

We also offer full-time care to coincide with the Pre School ECCE Year whereby children can attend crèche for full days. They would be provided with nutritious homemade meals and can also avail of the complimentary classes e.g. Spanish.
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At Rathfarnham Day Care we aim to promote your child’s independence, self confidence and esteem and to enhance his or her social, emotional, physical and educational development.

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ECCE Room in Rathfarnham Daycare / Creche / PlaySchool

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