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MIDLETON PRESCHOOL

Midleton Preschool After School And Summer Camp

Creche Midleton

midleton Preschool

Creche Midleton

Creche Midleton

Midelton Preschool

ECCE PRESCHOOL PLACES

Open to enrolment for all children in Midleton, those who attend our Preschool have a truly magical experience in our purpose built early years setting.

With amazing outdoor and indoor play areas, we have just 22 Preschool places available each year. So be sure to get your application in today to come and visit our school.

ECCE Preschool Places

Open to enrolment for all children in Midleton, those who attend our Preschool have a truly magical experience in out purpose built early years setting. With amazing outdoor and indoor play areas, we have just 22 Preschool places available each year. Be sure to get your application in today to come and visit our school.

We have 22 child places available each year. To apply just complete the Enquiry Form. We will then arrange an appointment for you to visit us at the school.

Education grant

ECCE Scheme Details

registered provider

ECCE stands for Early Childhood Care and Education Scheme.

It is a Government Scheme that funds early years education in Ireland.

The table displayed in this section shows your child’s enrolment years.

Our school is a registered provider of places for the scheme.

Every year we have far more applications than available, apply now.

Apply for a Preschool place for your child now...

reviews

parent testimonials

from parents with children attending our school

Yvonne and Robert Fitzsimmons with their four sons who attended all three services at Midleton Preschool After School and Summer Camp

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“My son attended the summer camp and then started after school care in September 2022.

We are so happy with the care that he receives.

He comes out with a huge smile every day.

Children of all ages play together and it builds great friendships between different class groups.

In the summer camp he made some beautiful things in arts and crafts.

Typically he comes home covered in dirt, big smile and a large appetite after lots of fresh air.

Exactly what I want from an after school care. Thank you.”

Katie O’Brien, Midleton, Mum to Ross

Our four children attended for Preschool, After School services and Summer Camps.

Each one of them bounded in the door each day with excitement and expected anticipation of the fun and enjoyment they would experience while there.

It’s like a home away from home with Marlene and her colleagues always ensuring the boys were safe and happy.

We were always grateful that our boys had the opportunity to attend as they each have they own positive memories from there.

Yvonne & Robert Fitzsimmons, Midleton

“Our daughter absolutely loves going to preschool here.

She is so excited to see her wonderful teachers and great friends each day.

It’s a special place that encourages growth, fun and learning for our little ones.

We love to see the gorgeous artwork and to see first hand the incredible effort that goes into bringing to life their teaching through art, festivals, plays and little excursions.”

Aoibhinn Twomey, Midleton, Mum to Ava

As a Mum of four, my eldest who is eleven down to my youngest three year old who will start in September 2023, have all attended here.

It is amazing, the staff go above and beyond to make the experience so enjoyable.

All mine have been so happy and had so much fun.

It’s a really holistic, child led place and I feel they are great to communicate with the parents.

I would thoroughly recommend Midleton Preschool and After School.

Thanks Marlene, Rosemary, Debbie, Melanie and Caroline.

Amy Heffernan, Midleton

My children have had the benefit of attending preschool, afterschool care and summer camps here and I couldn’t recommend highly enough.

The team always identify and encourage each child’s passion while consistently inspiring confidence and putting kindness at the heart of everything they do.

They provide an exceptionally caring and nurturing environment and my children always look forward to their time spent there.

I am so grateful to Marlene and her team at Midleton Preschool, Afterschool and Summer Camp.

Jackie Brookes, Midleton

Over 12 years the service provided to us has been of such a high standard, and like a home from home for our three boys.

The outdoor and indoor space is ideal for all ages and their individual personalities.

Management and staff are experienced, professional, friendly and adaptable to the needs of us as a family.

Don’t think twice about choosing this school.

Sharon Parkinson, Midleton, Mum to Harry, Max and Jack

Your teachers gave my daughter Sylvie the most fulfilling preschool experience, enhancing her love of nature and make believe.

Now she attends after school and it is like her second home.

Marlene and her team are wonderful, and their warmth, sense of fun and spontaneity make everyday an adventure.

We couldn’t recommend it enough!

Alison Gleasure, Midleton, Mum to Sylvie

My eldest son has completed his two years in preschool and flourished in his time there. He is now availing of the after school programme.

My twins are in their first year and to see how far they have developed in half a year is remarkable, they come home happy every day.

Marlene and her team of teachers are just amazing with the children. The kids love going into them and their friends each day, learning songs, developing skills and just having fun.

There is so much open play and room for their imaginations to grow, both indoors and outdoors.

The range of activities and the effort put into organising arts and crafts, baking, and different events is wonderful to be part of, as well as a great focus on the outdoors and sustainability, learning how things grow, planting seeds, and then pulling carrots and even making soup!”

Rachel Reeves, Midleton

typical day

Preschool Curriculum

schedule

typical day

While no two days are the same, especially depending on the weather, here is an example schedule.

  • 08:30 Arrival, free play and activity
  • 09:05 Outdoor Play
  • 10:00 Tidy up time, Circle time

  • 10:25 Toilet and Hand Washing
  • 10:30 Snack Time
  • 11:00 Outdoor Play, Projects
  • 11:40 Change from Outdoor Gear
  • 11:45 Story, Songs, Rhymes
  • 12:00 Collection

Gardening, slides, swings, climbing frame, sandpit, water play, sensory tables, creative play, ball skills, cycling, nature walks

play based & emergent

Our curriculum empowers young children to problem solve and actively pursue their own learning.

The aim is to help every child grow and develop as competent, confident learners within loving, nurturing relationships with adults and peers within our inclusive community.

We believe in the positive effects of outdoor learning and interaction with natural objects. By providing a holistic programme of activities which encourages physical, social, emotional, intellectual, creative and language development.

We have adopted a Play- based, emergent curriculum, based on Aistear. We have implemented the Siolta National Quality framework. 

Learning Projects
Painting, Baking, Crafts, Construction Play, Cognitive play, Imaginative and Pretend play, Outdoor play, Nature and Investigative play.

Shaping Little Minds

Meet Your school teachers

Marlene – Melanie  – Ciara – Carolyn – Rosemary

Marlene Thomas

Marlene Thomas

POSITION:
School Manager

QUALIFICATIONS:
Higher Diploma in Education Level 8
Primary School Teaching
Leadership for Inclusion level 6
Lámh, Hanen, First Aid Response

SPECIALITIES:
Primary School Education
Preschool Education
Additional Needs Education
Music, Art, Crafts

ABOUT:

Originally a Primary School teacher and manager, in 2002 Marlene moved to Ireland with her husband and two children.

She was a Primary school teacher from 1987 until 2007, the same year she became the Manager of our School in Midleton.

For all parents who apply to the school, it is Marlene you will meet on your first visit and tour of the facilities.

About

Originally a Primary School teacher and manager, in 2002 Marlene moved to Ireland with her husband and two children.

She was a Primary school teacher from 1987 until 2007, the same year she became the Manager of our School in Midleton.

For all parents who apply to the school, it is Marlene you will meet on your first visit and tour of the facilities.

Melanie

Melanie Bongartz

POSITION:
Preschool and After School Teacher

QUALIFICATIONS:
Preschool and School Age Educator QQI level 6
Steiner Waldorf teacher training
Special Needs
First Aid Response

SPECIALITIES:
Melanie has a particular interest in literacy, storytelling, the beauty of language and creating puppet shows.

ABOUT:
Melanie joined our school in 2020. She has a natural ability with children. Her warmth and genuine interest brings out the best in each child.

Melanie is very excited and passionate about her role as a teacher and the vital role we have in society for their development.

She brings Steiner principals into the daily routine of our Preschool. Examples of this are our beautiful Lantern Festival, Advent Festival, Christmas play and celebrations.

About

Melanie joined our school in 2020. She has a natural ability with children. Her warmth and genuine interest brings out the best in each child.

Melanie is very excited and passionate about her role as a teacher and the vital role we have in society for their development.

She brings Steiner principals into the daily routine of our Preschool. Examples of this are our beautiful Lantern Festival, Advent Festival, Christmas play and celebrations.

Ciara Delea

Ciara Delea

POSITION:
Preschool and After School Teacher

QUALIFICATIONS:
BA Early Childhood Studies and Practice FETAC Level 8
Sign Language
First Aid Response

SPECIALITIES:
Ciara’s favourite activity with the children is arts and crafts

ABOUT:

Working in childcare since 2013, Ciara joined our school in 2023.

Ciara uses her creative talents, focusing on art, drawing and painting with the children. She enjoys helping them grow into confident and capable learners.

Ciara’s fun-filled exuberance really connects with the children, and they love laughing and playing with her outdoors.

Her dedication to ensuring that all the children feel special, is shown in the way the children are eager to get in the door every day!

About

Working in childcare since 2013, Ciara joined our school in 2023.

Ciara uses her creative talents, focusing on art, drawing and painting with the children. She enjoys helping them grow into confident and capable learners.

Ciara’s fun-filled exuberance really connects with the children, and they love laughing and playing with her outdoors.

Her dedication to ensuring that all the children feel special, is shown in the way the children are eager to get in the door every day!

Rosemary Stronach

Rosemary Stronach

POSITION:
Preschool and After School Teacher

QUALIFICATIONS:
FETAC level 5 Childcare
First Aid Response Training
First Aid Response

SPECIALITIES:
Rosemary plants flowers and vegetable seeds with the children and teaches them about nature. Together they watch them grow and later harvest the vegetables together.

ABOUT:
Rosemary joined our school in 2013. She enjoys nurturing and caring for the children. She has a special interest in gardening and nature.

She also enjoys interacting with the Parents and other staff, helping the children to feel part of the preschool community and the larger community in Midleton, through projects and celebrating special events.

She enjoys doing homework with the after school children and caring for them as they grow.

About

Rosemary joined our school in 2013. She enjoys nurturing and caring for the children. She has a special interest in gardening and nature.

She also enjoys interacting with the Parents and other staff, helping the children to feel part of the preschool community and the larger community in Midleton, through projects and celebrating special events.

She enjoys doing homework with the after school children and caring for them as they grow. 

Carolyn O'Flaherty

Carolyn O’Flaherty

POSITION:
AIM Support – Preschool

QUALIFICATIONS:
Early Education and care QQI level 5
Child development QQI 6
Intellectual disability QQI 5
Lámh, Autism in Early Years
Social thinking Curriculum
First Aid Response

SPECIALITIES:
Carolyns favourite activity with the children is arts and crafts.

ABOUT:
Carolyn has been working in Singing in the Rain since 2022 in the role of AIM Support.

She has extensive experience and training in the area of Neurodiversity. She has a hands -on approach that puts the autonomy of the child at the core of activities. She has a very calm and cheerful disposition.

She works to empower each child to grow in confidence and builds a range of communication skills that are both verbal and non-verbal to suit each individual child to support their interactions with their peers.

About

Carolyn has been working in Singing in the Rain since 2022 in the role of AIM Support.

She has extensive experience and training in the area of Neurodiversity. She has a hands -on approach that puts the autonomy of the child at the core of activities. She has a very calm and cheerful disposition.

She works to empower each child to grow in confidence and builds a range of communication skills that are both verbal and non-verbal to suit each individual child to support their interactions with their peers.

benefits of
midleton preschool After School and Summer Camp

Your child will play, learn and grow in our purpose built early learning centre…

  • Improving Confidence
  • Promoting Independence
  • Social Skills Development
  • Physical Development
  • Expanding Vocabulary
  • Communications
  • Co-Operation, Sharing
  • Educational Games
  • Story Time
  • Arts And Crafts
  • Songs And Music
  • Dance And Movement
  • Cognitive Expansion
  • Identifying Strengths
  • Overcoming Fears
  • Love Of Learning
  • Individual Needs
  • Flexible Curriculum

benefits of our school for your child...

  • Improving Confidence
  • Promoting Independence
  • Social Skills Development
  • Physical Development
  • Expanding Vocabulary
  • Communications
  • Co-Operation, Sharing
  • Educational Games
  • Story Time
  • Arts And Crafts
  • Songs And Music
  • Dance And Movement
  • Cognitive Expansion
  • Identifying Strengths
  • Overcoming Fears
  • Love Of Learning
  • Individual Needs
  • Flexible Curriculum

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Preschool Enquiry Form

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Preschool Enquiry Form

preschool applications

Complete this form to add your child to our applications list for Preschool at Midleton Preschool.

We will then contact you to arrange a visit to the school.

A copy will be emailed to you.

– SESSIONAL (Extra 30 mins per day)
8:30am to 12:00pm Mon-Fri 38 weeks per year

– ECCE HOURS ONLY
9:00am to 12:00pm Mon-Fri 38 weeks per year

– AGES
2 Years 8 Months and older on commencement, up to 5 Years 6 Months on completion


Our School Year

ECCE calendar 2023/24
Midleton Preschool

important dates

This is our Ecce school year calendar – It lists the dates we are open and closed so that you can plan ahead.
Our School Year starts on Tuesday 29th August 2023 and finishes on Friday 21st June 2024

MONDAY TO FRIDAY
8:30am to 12:00pm
2 years 8 months to 5 years 6 months

AUGUST 2022
29th Monday Preschool opens for 2022/23

SEPTEMBER
School open every weekday

OCTOBER
31st Monday School closed Bank holiday

NOVEMBER
1st Tuesday to 4th Friday School closed Halloween holidays

DECEMBER
21st Wednesday to 30th Friday School closed Xmas break

JANUARY 2023
2nd Monday to 4th Wednesday School closed Xmas Break

FEBRUARY
6th Monday School closed Bank holiday

13th Monday to 17th Friday School closed one week Mid-term break

MARCH
17th Wednesday School closed St. Patrick’s Day

APRIL
3rd Monday to 14th Friday School closed two weeks Easter holidays

MAY
1st Monday School closed Bank holiday

JUNE
5th Monday School closed Bank holiday

28th Wednesday final day of Preschool year 2022/23

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2023

JUL 2023

Prechool Closed - Summer Camp Open

AUG 2023

- 29th Tuesday
School Opens for 2023/24

SEP 2023

- School open every weekday
in September

OCT 2023

- 30th Monday School closed Bank holiday
- 31st Tuesday School closed Halloween holidays

NOV 2023

- 1st Wednesday to 3rd Nov Friday, School closed Halloween holidays
- 6th Monday School re-opens

DEC 2023

- 22nd Friday Last day of school before Xmas break
- 25th Monday to 29th Friday School closed Xmas break

2024

JAN 2024

- 1st Monday to 5th Friday School closed Xmas Break
- 8th Monday School re-opens

FEB 2024

- 5th Monday School closed Bank holiday
- 15th Thursday and 16th Friday School closed Mid-term break

MAR 2024

- 18th Monday School closed St. Patrick’s Day observed
- 25th Monday to 29th Friday School closed two weeks Easter holidays

APR 2024

- 1st Monday to 5th Friday School closed two weeks Easter holidays
- 8th Monday School re-opens

MAY 2024

- 6th Monday
School Closed Bank Holiday

JUN 2024

- 3rd Monday School closed Bank holiday
- 21st Friday final day of Preschool year 2023/24

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