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Early Start

Early Start is a free pre-school programme for children from our locality who will continue their schooling in St. Brigid’s Infant School, Finglas.   Children must be aged more than 3 years 2 months and less than 4 years 7 months on the 1st day of September of the year in which they are enrolled.

Early Start is a play-based  language enrichment programme.   Children  learn actively through play, story, song  and games.  We incorporate outdoor learning and have a safe outdoor play area with lots of outdoor play equipment.   We have two Early Start rooms in our school, Room 8 and Room 10.  Each classroom is staffed by a primary teacher and a childcare worker.   In Early Start,  children’s language, cognitive, emotional and social skills improve.  They  enter  Junior Infants as competent, confident learners.


There are two sessions per day in each of the rooms. A morning group from 9am to 11.30am and an afternoon group from 12.00pm to 2.30pm.

Enrolment forms for Early Start are available on the website under policies and forms or from Jackie in the office.