Longwood Preschool (previously Longwood Playgroup Ltd) is in operation since 2005. We moved to our new premises in 2018 and are fully insured, registered with HSE, contracted to deliver the ECCE (Free pre-school place) scheme and a member of IPPA.
We follow Aistear and Siolta guidelines as recommended by Tusla but added to this is AIMS (Access & Inclusion Program) to support children who are finding things difficult.
All our staff is fully qualified and experienced and provide individualised education for each child on a daily basis.
We have access to a fully enclosed outdoor play area with safety soft surface and astro turf, an open covered area, specialized indoor physical activity room (kids fit-gym), wheelchair accessibility and Additional Needs Toilet. We can cater for up to 66 Children at any given time (22 max in each room).
At Longwood PreSchool Early Years Services, we strive to provide a fun learning and developmental environment for children at this important stage in their development. We also promote educational activities to ensure that your child will receive valuable knowledge to help prepare them for Post Primary School. Our programme is designed to encourage independence and enhance the holistic development within all of our services and care. This will be achieved in a safe and nurturing environment and always ensuring that “Children First & Foremost” is the primary focus of all staff – following the standards set by our Siolta curriculum and Aistear framework.
We provide Breakfast Club and Afterschool Services, Monday to Friday, 7am to 6pm, including holiday cover. We also offer the National Childcare Scheme as part of our service.