Little Learners Pre-School and After-School Drumcondra and Ballymun Road Dublin 9
Telephone: (+353 0) 85 144 9610

Pre-School FAQ

Answers to your common Pre-School & Montessori questions

What age do you cater for?

We take children from 2 years and 8 months in the September term (ECCE eligibility) until they are ready for school. We do not have changing facilities therefore we ask that children are fully toilet trained before they start. 

Must my child be toilet trained?

Yes all children must be toilet trained before commencing Montessori and Pre-School.

What are your opening hours?

Little Learners are open from 7.45am to 6pm. Our Pre-School runs for 3 hours 45 mins per day. Additional hours available on request.

Do you operate the ECCE scheme?

Yes we have ECCE places. We are a 5 day service and our morning hours are 3hours 45 minutes inclusive of ECCE (€160 per month inclusive of ECCE funding). We do not offer the 3 hour ECCE hours only.  We also offer a full day service. 

Extra hours are available for our morning service if needed eg: early drop

Does the same program run in all premises?

Yes we run the same programme in our three locations.

What additional activities are included if my child stays till 1pm?

Little Learners run dance, yoga, music, Ted, Spanish and Irish storytelling on a weekly basis.

We don’t speak Irish. How will my child manage?

We use Irish phrases daily but English is the main spoken language. 

What does my child need to bring?

A small healthy snack, drink and a change of clothes.

For children attending for full days, we provide a snack and hot dinner. Parents provide a small healthy snack for morning break. 

Can I add extra days and times?

We will always try to amend times and days if we have spaces but we cannot guarantee places.

How are fees calculated?

Fees are calculated over the 38 school year and divided by. 10 months so the monthly charge remains the same regardless of five week months and holidays. Camps can be booked and paid for a need to use basis ie Mid terms, Easter, Summer etc.

How do I apply?

Please email Claire at or phone Nessa on 085 1449610

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