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Our Playgroup is an independent, respectful, and completely nondenominational, openarmed family. We are in no way affiliated with any other service provided by any other organisation within the building.

Age 2 years – Primary School Monday – Friday 9AM – 12:45PM (Sessional – 9:45AM – 12:45PM) Weekly, tiered fee-paying system: Full fees – 85.00€ Partial CCS* – 60.00€ Full CCS* – 37.50€ Sessional Service – 67.50€ Choice of 5- or 3-day rate available pro-rata! ECCE Free Preschool Year: Sessional Service – FREE Extra Hours – 22.50€ *Certain Terms and Conditions Apply Non-for-profit organization reg. 472559

Grants and Subventions – High-quality Affordable Care for Everyone Part of the national ECCE scheme, We offer the free preschool year to all children register with us whose birth date falls within the national guidelines for that year. They also must be starting national school the following September. We also offer the CCS scheme to lower waged families. A certain percentage of places are available to those on welfare payments. A reduction is also available for people on a low income, and in receipt of a medical/GP card. 42 Main Street, Newtown Avenue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin. Call Sharon on 087 977 3073 Email

Blackrock Community Playgroup Learning through play! @blackrockplayg Blackrock Playgroup

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Welcome to Blackrock Playgroup! We at Blackrock Community Playgroup fully appreciate the importance of providing a stimulating and clean, comfortable and, above all, safe environment for children to learn and grow at their own pace. As such it is our aim to provide a Preschool and Early Years service to children from all backgrounds, where they can develop all the essential early life skills in a stimulating and creative environment. And, we are proud to say we have been providing an excellent service for over 30 years!

What do some of our parents have to say about us? “I was delighted seeing my son enjoy playing, and his social skills improving, because he was meeting other children, learning, sharing and having fun.” - Diane “I am thankful to the Playgroup for helping my daughter grow up fearlessly and amicably under the able guidance of the teachers and staff. For my daughter, Playgroup meant fun and friends. I hardly remember a day when she had not wanted to go to playgroup.” - Tina

Questions or queries? Why not pop in for a visit?! Our Playgroup aims to provide an affordable childcare service to families in the community. We are a not-for-profit organisation and so the fees you pay directly fund all costs involved in running a high standard of education. We actively promote our ‘Open Door’ policy of involving and communicating with parents on a daily basis. Being the only community-run childcare facility in the Blackrock area also adds to our uniqueness. We have two fully equipped playrooms, each holding a maximum of 16 children. There are two key workers in each room, providing an excellent adult to child ratio.

All of our staff current and future is fully Garda vetted, as per Irish law. We are Health Board compliant, fully registered and insured, and inspected annually. Our Playgroup is based on the ‘HighScope’ principles, an approach that teaches children to learn through play, making informed choices. We also provide exciting computer and ICT classes as well as aerobics and exercise for children throughout the week. When you leave your child with us, be confident that they are learning and being cared for in a comfortable, safe setting by professional, qualified staff who have your child's welfare at heart.

Blackrock Community Playgroup Info Brochure March 2014  

Information brochure for Blackrock Community Playgroup, last updated March 2014.

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