Little Learners Pre-School and After-School Drumcondra and Ballymun Road Dublin 9
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Getting Ready for the Big Paddy's Day Parade 2015
  • All Star Award 2022

    Posted: May 19th 2022

    Little Learners is thrilled to announce that we have been named All-Star Best In Class Early Years Education Centre 2022 by the All-Ireland Business Foundation.

    This is our fifth Business ...

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  • Easter Camp

    Posted: March 31st 2022

    We are now taking bookings for Easter camp. For more details and an application form, please email

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  • Baby and Toddler Group Restarting

    Posted: March 31st 2022

    We are delighted that our baby and toddler group will resume on Tuesday 26th April from 10.30am to 12.30pm and every Tuesday going forward. No booking required, just come when you

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  • Support for Ukrainian Families

    Posted: March 16th 2022

    Dear parents,

    We are very conscious that Ukrainian families may be arriving in the area. We would like to offer our full support, either as childcare for pre and after school ...

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  • 10 Years in Business!!

    Posted: March 2nd 2022

    We celebrated ten years in business in September 2021! We started off as a team of two teachers in a room with 22 children and now have over sixty staff and 400 children across our three ...

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  • September 2022 Afterschool applications

    Posted: March 2nd 2022

    We are now accepting application for our afterschool club. Please email Claire at for

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  • September 2022 Preschool applications

    Posted: March 2nd 2022

    We are now full for the September 2022 term across our three services, but if you would like your child to join our waiting list, please fill in and return the application form but do not pay a ...

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  • Early Years Protest

    Posted: January 23rd 2020


    5TH FEBRUARY 2020

    Little Learners……adding a spark of joy to the lives we touch

    Dear Parents/ Guardian

    As you know the ...

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  • The childcare sector wants answers

    Posted: December 20th 2019

    First off we need to apologise as a sector for the trauma and hurt that the RTE expose has caused young families all over Ireland. Parents are left reeling wondering what’s happening to ...

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  • Christmas Holidays

    Posted: December 16th 2019

    Just a reminder that we are closed from 21st December. We will reopen Monday 6th January 2020.
    Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas!!

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  • Preschool September 2020

    Posted: December 4th 2019

    Dear Parents
    We have limited preschool places for September 2020.
    As always, siblings are given priority. If you have yet to fill in an application, please email it in as soon as ...

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  • The National Childcare Scheme

    Posted: October 15th 2019

    The National Childcare Scheme is launching shortly. You need a mygov id to register. Take a look at their website to see what funding you are eligible for.

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  • St Columba's morning drop and sibling hour

    Posted: August 28th 2019

    Early morning drop off and Sibling hour in Saint

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  • St Pats morning and afterschool club

    Posted: August 26th 2019

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  • Ted's visit to Ambo

    Posted: May 8th 2019

    As many of you already know, Múinteoir Rachel, Múinteoir Jenny and Ted visited the Kg in Ambo, Ethiopia. 
    Here is a beautiful video of their ...

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  • Business All Star 2019

    Posted: May 7th 2019

    Delighted to receive Business All-Star Accreditation

    Our team has been very busy over the last 8 weeks working with the All-Ireland Business Foundation to achieve our Business All-Star ...

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  • Easter Camp 2019

    Posted: April 10th 2019

    There are still places remaining for our Easter Camp (15th to 26th April)

    We have lots of fun activities organised 

    To book please email Claire at ...

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  • Ted goes to Ambo, Ethiopia

    Posted: March 27th 2019

    Ted is getting ready for his second adventure to Ambo in Ethiopia, this time with Múinteoir Jenny and Múinteoir Rachel. 
    They all fly out next Wednesday ...

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  • Spencer, Vogue and Baby Too: Documentary featuring Little Learners

    Posted: January 17th 2019

    The Spencer and Vogue documentary featuring Little Learners will air on Monday 21st January on E4 at 9pm.

    We haven’t seen it yet and are hoping we come across well!! ...

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  • Best Culture and Community Impact Award 2018

    Posted: December 11th 2018

    We were delighted to win the Best Culture and Community Impact Award 2018 at the ActionCoach Business Excellence

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  • Christmas Opening Hours 2018

    Posted: December 5th 2018

    Just a reminder that both our preschool and afterschool service will be closed from Monday 24th December (last day Friday ...

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  • Cultural Hero Award

    Posted: November 30th 2018

    We are delighted to announce that Nessa was awarded cultural hero of Dublin. Cultural heroes are recognised for making a difference in their community and going above and beyond.

    Well done ...

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  • Ambo School, Ethiopia

    Posted: November 30th 2018

    A beautiful picture sent to us from the Ambo school in Ethiopia. Money raised from the babysitting nights goes directly to sponsoring a teacher in the Ambo School.

    You can look at their ...

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  • Christmas Babysitting Night

    Posted: November 29th 2018


    FRIDAY 7th December


    IF INTERESTED, PLEASE LET CIARA (0858010103) OR CLAIRE (0868581297)

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  • Understanding our children's behaviours and how to manage them

    Posted: October 23rd 2018

    ‘Understanding our children’s behaviours and how to manage them’
    Guest Speaker:Aoife Lee, Founder of Parent Support

    We are delighted to welcome Aoife Lee, from ...

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  • Halloween Family Fun Night 2018

    Posted: October 22nd 2018

    Halloween Family Fun


    Little Learners Halloween evening will take place on Saturday 27th October from 4 to 7pm.


    Join us for ...

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  • Preschool Halloween Party 2018

    Posted: October 18th 2018

    Friday 26th of October

    Please dress up for our class Halloween Party!!
    Lots of Halloween games and fun.
    **If you are giving your child treats remember we have a no nut ...

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  • We are hiring

    Posted: October 16th 2018

    Due to expansion Little Learners Montessori School wishes to recruit an Early Years Educator for our preschool service with the option of working in our afterschool service.

    Main ...

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  • 1pm Preschool Club

    Posted: September 11th 2018

    Have you signed up for our 1pm Preschool Club!?

    We have lots of exciting activities!!

    -Adventures with Ted
    -Drama with Tina
    -Story Pot

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  • The gift of Colour

    Posted: August 23rd 2018

    Little Learners presented the money raised from our babysitting nights to Asfaw, the Principal of  Ambo School, Ethiopia. We also gifted the school boxes of colouring pencils. We were sad to ...

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  • Back to Preschool September 2018 Drumcondra

    Posted: August 9th 2018

    We hope you and your family are having a nice summer and that you are looking forward to your child starting with us. We have lots of new and exciting activities planned for all our Little ...

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  • Have your Party at Little Learners

    Posted: July 16th 2018

    Did you know that you can have your party at Little Learners!?

    (Birthdays, Communions, Christenings, Family Gatherings etc .. ) 

    For more info ...

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  • Three exciting things

    Posted: July 10th 2018

    Three Exciting things

    ITS CAMPING TIME AGAIN……FRIDAY 13 July….7pm till next morning

    The Great Little Learners camp out will take place this Friday ...

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  • Summer Camp 2018

    Posted: May 3rd 2018

    We are now taking bookings for our summer camps which will commence on Monday 2nd July. The camp is open to all children in the community. 

    Summer Camps will take place ...

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  • Preschool closed Tuesday 8th May 2018

    Posted: May 1st 2018

    Preschool will be closed on Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th May.

    We will reopen Wednesday 9th May

    *Camp will we be available on ...

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  • All Star Accreditation

    Posted: April 25th 2018

    We were delighted to receive the All Star Business Accreditation 2018 last Thursday in Croke Park. It was a wonderful day. Thank you for all your

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  • Business All Star Award 2018

    Posted: April 17th 2018

    Delighted to attend the All Stars photocall at Croke Park last Thursday and to meet with fellow All Star Accreditees. Looking forward to the finals on

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  • Table Quiz 2018

    Posted: April 12th 2018

    We are humbled and delighted that some of our parents have again organised a table quiz supporting Little Learners. Funds raised will be used to purchase special needs play equipment and also go ...

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  • St Columba's Playhour

    Posted: March 28th 2018

    We are delighted to announce that we will be providing a play club hour for the Junior and Senior Infants in St Columba's School. We are very excited to be involved with the school.  The time ...

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  • St Patrick's Day Parade 2018

    Posted: March 13th 2018

    Our annual parade will take place at 11.30am on Friday 16th March. We ask that as many parents come to watch and clap. But more importantly to walk along outside of us between the children and the ...

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  • Mid Term Camp

    Posted: February 6th 2018

    Now taking bookings for February Mid term camp. Come join us for a week of music, gardening, baking, Arts and Crafts and much more. To book, please email

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  • Halloween Event 2017

    Posted: October 25th 2017

    Our annual Halloween event will take place in ABCD on Saturday 28th October from 4pm to 7pm. Dress up and come and play traditional Halloween games with your children. 

    This event is ...

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  • Babysitting Night 29th September

    Posted: September 21st 2017

    Babysitting Night, Fun, games, pizza and movies. 

    Date 29th September

    Time 6pm to 10pm


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  • Glasnevin Educate Together Play Club

    Posted: September 13th 2017

    We are delighted to be providing a playclub for the infant classes in Glasnevin Educate Together. We are very excited to be involved with the school and hope that this service will be of use to ...

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  • St Pats BNS morning and afternoon club

    Posted: September 13th 2017

    We are delighted to be providing a morning minding and play hour service in St Pats boys school. We are very excited to be involved with the school and hope that these services are of use to you ...

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  • Baby and Toddler group is back

    Posted: September 13th 2017

    Our baby and toddler group starts back Wednesday 20th September at 9.30am. This is located in the dance studio in The Arts and Business Campus, 40 Lower Drumcondra Road. No booking required, ...

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  • Partnership with St Pats BNS

    Posted: July 19th 2017

    We are delighted to announce that in partnership with St Pats BNS, we will open an early morning service in the Junior school from 7.45am and a play club from 1.30pm to 2.30pm. This is to ...

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  • Camp out last Friday

    Posted: July 19th 2017

    Last Friday we had a huge camp out night to kick off our Summer camp. The children along with their parents came along with their tents for a night of fun. We watched a movie reflected on the bus ...

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  • Summer Camp 2017

    Posted: June 21st 2017

    We are now taking bookings for our summer camp which will commence on the 3rd July. The camp is open to all children in the community. 

    Week1 : 3-7 JULY - CAMPING AND TREASURE ...

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  • Waiting for our chickens to hatch

    Posted: May 31st 2017

    The preschool children in the theatre in ABCD are waiting patiently for the eggs to hatch. The eggs have been kept warm in the incubator for the last fourteen days, they are expected to hatch in ...

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  • Quiz Night 2017

    Posted: May 31st 2017

    We are humbled and delighted that some of our parent have again organised a table quiz supporting Little Learners. We would love to see current, existing and future parents on the night. This is a ...

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  • A farm is coming to Little Learners

    Posted: May 16th 2017

    On Friday we are having a visit from a travelling farm. The children have being learning all about farm animals and are super

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  • Helping our community

    Posted: May 12th 2017

    We are saddened to hear about the closure of a local creche in Drumcondra. We understand the pressure and upset this causes the children and their families. If we can help in anyway, either in our ...

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  • Graduation Iona 2017

    Posted: May 12th 2017

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  • Graduation ABCD 2017

    Posted: May 12th 2017

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  • New Preschool and Afterschool at Westfield House

    Posted: May 11th 2017

    We are excited to announce that we are opening a new preschool and afterschool facility on the grounds of Westfield House, Ballymun in September 2017.  

    We will have free ECCE ...

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  • Easter Camp 2017

    Posted: April 5th 2017

    We will be running a fun filled Easter camp from Monday 10th until 21st April (excluding Good Friday and Easter Monday).

    Usual activities- Arts and Crafts, Dance, Sports, Cooking. Also the ...

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  • St Patrick's Day Parade 2017

    Posted: March 13th 2017

    Our annual St Patrick's Day Parade will take place on Thursday 16th March. The parade will leave Hollybank at 11.30am and from ABCD at 12pm and march around Drumcondra. Please come and support the ...

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  • National Pyjama Day 2017

    Posted: March 1st 2017

    Early Childhood Ireland's National Pyjama day will take place this Friday 3rd March. Children are invited to wear their PJ's into Montessori. Donations will go towards children's charities chosen ...

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  • A visit from DogsTrust

    Posted: February 28th 2017

    Yesterday we had a very special four legged visitor named Ollie. Ollie visited the children along with his owner, Fiona from DogsTrust. The interactive workshop focused on how to ...

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  • New Baby and Toddler Group

    Posted: February 13th 2017

    We are very excited about our new Baby and Toddler Group starting Wednesday 1st March in The Dance Studio in ABCD from 9.30am to 12pm . Play, Songs, Stories, Tea and Coffee. Parents, Grandparents, ...

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  • Trip to Dublin Zoo

    Posted: February 13th 2017

    There was great excitement for our visit to Dublin Zoo last week. The coach collected the children from Little Learners in the morning and off we set. The group participated in the Winter Woollies ...

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  • Well Done David

    Posted: December 16th 2016

    Our very own David Doyle who is an afterschool leader in ABCD released his debut single, 'Lions'. Have a listen! We think its brilliant.

    Image above of David supporting Gavin James in the ...

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  • Christmas Holidays 2016

    Posted: December 16th 2016

    Montessori will finish up on Thursday 22nd December. All children are welcome to stay until 1pm for our Christmas Party. 

    Camp will be available on Friday 23rd for those who need ...

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  • Best Service Business 2016

    Posted: December 14th 2016

    We are delighted to announce that we have won the Best Service Business Award for 2016. Thank you all for your continued

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  • Paediatric First Aid Course for Parents and Childminders

    Posted: November 8th 2016

    We are hosting a first aid course designed for parents and childminders.

    When: 24th November 2016

    Location: ABCD 40 Lower Drumcondra ...

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  • Halloween Night

    Posted: November 8th 2016

    Our annual Halloween Event took place on Sunday 30th October. We had traditional Halloween games, pumpkin carving, spooky dancing topped off by a parade around Drumcondra. 

    We even ...

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  • Halloween Event

    Posted: October 26th 2016

    We are hosting our annual Halloween event this Sunday 30th October from 4-8pm in ABCD. There will be a parade, games, dance, treasure hunt and other spooky things!

    Children and adults ...

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  • Sing along with Clara

    Posted: October 11th 2016

    RTE Television recently dropped in to see us and film an episode on Sing Along With Clara.

    Join Clara Murray and her Sing Along crew for some wonderful singing and dancing! Filmed at ...

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  • Summer Camp News

    Posted: August 5th 2016

    We are half way through our summer camp and the children are loving it. The children have been busy camping, making puppets, disco dancing ,building forts and much more.

    The next few weeks ...

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  • Graduation

    Posted: June 20th 2016

    We cannot believe the school year is coming to an end, where has the time gone. 

    This year's graduations will take place in the theatre in ABCD.

    The children from Hollybank ...

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  • Sports Day and Mad Hatters Tea Party

    Posted: June 20th 2016

    Our annual Sports Day and Mad Hatters Tea Party will take place in the ABCD garden this week once we get the nod for a sunny day.  Parents are welcome, get practicing your egg and spoon race ...

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  • Quiz Night

    Posted: June 20th 2016

    A massive thank you to all our parents who organised the hugely successful quiz night, came along, bought raffle tickets and donated prizes. 

    Over 2,200 euro was raised which will be ...

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  • Golden Ticket

    Posted: June 1st 2016

    We are so excited that our golden tickets have arrived for our Afterschool Club Members. This ticket is awarded to a club member who demonstrates kindness, good manners and for being an overall ...

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  • Summer Camp

    Posted: May 20th 2016

    We are now taking bookings for our summer camp which will commence on the 4th July. The camp is open to all children in the community. 

    Week 1: Sports Week

    Week 2: Get Crafty/ ...

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  • Sing Along for RTE Junior

    Posted: May 11th 2016

    Our Montessori children were chosen by RTE to film a TV series called Sing Along for RTÉ Junior which will be aired during the Summer. RTE were so impressed by the children's singing, ...

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  • April Newsletter

    Posted: April 7th 2016

    Dear Parent/Guardian, We would like to welcome you back after the Easter holidays and hope you all had a nice break. We have some upcoming events that may be of ...

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  • Theatre

    Posted: April 4th 2016

    We are delighted to announce that we have taken over the theatre in ABCD. This will give us more space for the afterschool and preschool children. We will be putting in a new door which will ...

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  • Last Term

    Posted: April 4th 2016

    We would like to welcome you all back after the Easter Holidays. We hope you enjoyed the break and are ready for the final term. The Easter Camp was a great success and the children all enjoyed ...

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  • St Patricks Day Parade

    Posted: March 11th 2016

    Get Ready for Paddy's Day

    Our St Patricks Day Parade around Drumcondra will take place on Tuesday 15th March at 12pm. All parents and family are welcome to come along to ...

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  • Easter Camp 2016

    Posted: March 3rd 2016

    We will be running a fun filled Easter camp from Monday 21st March until Friday 1st April (excluding Good Friday and Easter Monday). Activities include Arts&Crafts, Baking, ...

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  • National Pyjama Day

    Posted: February 29th 2016

    We invite all children to come to school dressed in their pyjama on Friday 4th March. Funds raised will be donated to Irish Autism Action. This fundraising initiative is supported by Early ...

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  • Best Service Business Award

    Posted: December 14th 2015

    Little Learners won the Best Service Business Award 2015. We are delighted and very proud. This would not have been possible without our wonderful team and supportive parents. We are over the ...

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  • 57 Years Apart

    Posted: December 4th 2015

    Our afterschool leader John Sharpson (who has landed a role with RTE as a children's presenter) organised this video with one of our afterschool children, Sean. Have a look, its

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  • Blast off!!

    Posted: November 23rd 2015

    In November Little Learners and Ted went to Space!!  We learned the names of the planets in our solar system, the importance of the sun, the hottest and coldest planets and all about the ...

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  • Fright Night Fun

    Posted: November 13th 2015

    Our annual Halloween Fright Night had something to suit everyone both young and old. From spooky dancing, toasting marshmallows, bobbing for apples, treasure hunt for skeleton bones, rounded off ...

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  • Enniskillen Nursery Visit

    Posted: October 29th 2015

    We were delighted to welcome teachers from Enniskillen Nursery School on Friday 16th October. Their visit was funded by the British government to observe a best practice pre school in action. It ...

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  • ECCE Budget Announcement

    Posted: October 29th 2015

    Following the announcement in the recent budget of the second free pre school year commencing in September 2016, we are currently receiving a high volume of application forms. If you have family ...

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  • Halloween Fright Night

    Posted: October 29th 2015

    Come join us for a night of traditional halloween games, spooky dancing, treasure hunt, storytelling and a parade this Friday 30th in ABCD Campus from 6-8pm. To reserve your place text 0868581297. ...

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  • Halloween Camp

    Posted: October 27th 2015

    We are running a Halloween Camp in both locations [ABCD & Iona] from Tuesday 27th Oct - Friday 30th Oct.

    You can book your child for a 1/2 day or full day ...

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  • Calling all Knitters

    Posted: September 10th 2015

    Calling all knitters! We are planning on knitting a rainbow and flowers to decorate the wire fence in ABCD.

    We will be using surveyors plastic tape and thick size eight ...

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  • Best Practice Award

    Posted: September 10th 2015

    We are delighted that the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment has chosen our garden and afterschool plan as an example of best practice. It was a great honour to be approached by a ...

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  • Welcome Back

    Posted: September 8th 2015

    We cannot believe the summer is over and it is back to school time already. We are looking forward to meeting your child and becoming part of your family. We are also looking forward to welcoming ...

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  • Pub Quiz Thursday June 25th

    Posted: June 23rd 2015

    The parents of the children attending Little Learners Pre-School and the Stay and Play After-School club have arranged a Pub Quiz to thank the Nessa and her amazing team.

    Venue: Hedigans, ...

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  • Kids Camps 2015

    Posted: May 27th 2015

    We have a number of camps taking place this summer [2015].

    Our camps are friendly, flexible and fun! You can book in for as many [or as few] days that suits.

    1. Mad ...

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  • Loving our Community

    Posted: May 27th 2015

    We truly love our community here in Drumcondra. To all the parents who trust us with your little ones [and bigger ones] we would like to say a Big Thank You. We really appreciate ...

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  • New Website Launch

    Posted: May 27th 2015

    We are over the moon today to announce the launch of our newly designed website. We go live today, Wednesday 27th May 2015. The site is located at the same address as before: ...

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