Stepping Stones Pre-School

Stepping Stone Pre-School is where children learn to play and play to learn.

Better Start

Let's Get Ready

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone and the Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD, launched an initiative for children and families – Let’s Get Ready – a resource to support young children and their parents/guardians plan for returning to Early Learning and Care (ELC) settings or transitioning to pre-school or primary school for the first time.

As Early Learning and Care settings plan to re-open from 29 June, the Let’s Get Ready website provides guidance
for children and parents preparing to return these settings. There is a particular focus on new public health requirements introduced in response to COVID-19.

Follow the link below to find out more:

Ardmore Open Farm & Mini Zoo

We're back open after 3 months β˜€οΈ
We've reduced entry to 10euro per person, please use contactless where possible.
Here's just some of the ways we're making your visit as safe as possible:

- The open farm & mini zoo will now operate a one way system
- Visitors must book ahead (
- Indoor seating area and play areas are closed but we are doing a take out menu to eat at our picnic tables
- We've installed sanitizer stations throughout the area
- We're following the 2 meter social distancing rule, with lots of reminders stuck up around the farm
- We've set up picnic areas set up outside and another picnic area that has overhead cover.

If you've any questions, just ask!

We look forward to welcoming you all back.

Jennifer Garner

β€œI Am Enough” written by Grace Byers, illustrated by Keturah A. Bobo (published by HarperCollins) - read by Travis, a member of the Save the Children US family. #amplifymelanatedvoices

THIRTY MILLION CHILDREN rely on school for food. Responding to the needs of kids during these school closures, Save the Children US and No Kid Hungry have a new fund #SAVEWITHSTORIES to support food banks, and mobile meal trucks, and community feeding programs with funds to do what they do bestβ€”and alsoβ€”with educational toys, books, and worksheets to make sure brains are full, as well as bellies.

If you can manage a one time gift of $10, please text SAVE to 20222. If another amount would work better for you, please visit our websiteβ€” There is no maximum and there is no minimumβ€”together we will rise and together we can help.

Thank you and stay safe. XX

Positive Parenting: Preschool to primary in times of a pandemic AS the lockdown measures start to ease, children must prepare for their journey back to school. Moving on from preschool to primary school can be daunting for children and parents alike. There are no two ways about it! This September, transitioning into the primary school system will be very differe...

A few more photos of our Toddle Waddle πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈ

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Our Toddle Waddle raised 1240 euro πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈ
It is an amazing figure to raise in these difficult timeπŸ‘πŸ‘
The charity's we chose are very dear to our hearts. The Irish Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus and The Irish Heart Foundation.
We are overwhelmed with the generosity of all our families and friends πŸ₯°
The children had so much fun sharing their walks, routes and experiences.
Well done everyone you are fabulous people 😊

Our Toddle Waddle organized by Jane Sullivan Our preschool Toddle Waddle this year we are fundraising for both The Irish Heart Foundation and The I… Jane Sullivan needs your support for Our Toddle Waddle

[05/25/20]   Last weeks curriculum plan was "All about Me" πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’»πŸ™β€β™‚οΈπŸ™β€β™€οΈβœ
The children wrote and told their stories so beautifully 😍
It was great way for us all to reconnect with each other. πŸ€—
Well done to all you all for sharing your story and enriching our week πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Learning and Exploring Through Play

β€œOwls are for life. Not just for Autumn”. πŸ¦‰πŸŒ›πŸŒ³βœ¨

Colin Sure Start

** Wednesday, 11 am live-stream session: TEDDY BEARS PICNIC **

This Wednesday for our 11 am live-streamed session, Colleen will be hosting a Teddy Bears Picnic! Lots of songs, rhymes and stories all about teddy bears, its going to be great fun! Children are encouraged to bring their teddy or favourite stuffed animal to join in the fun. See you on Wednesday!

What Do We Do All Day?

Your annual reminder to let your kids be kids this summer! What would you add?

Big Start

The next government has a real opportunity to transform Early Years with a new funding model that supports quality, affordability, sustainability and decent pay.

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Leanne & Scott at Breakfast

Dare you not to laugh at this!!! β€οΈπŸ˜‚πŸ‘πŸ»

Learning and Exploring Through Play

β€œOwls are for life. Not just for Autumn”. πŸ¦‰πŸŒ›πŸŒ³βœ¨

Waterford Childcare Committee

Cooking with young children supports learning in a range of skills including pre-maths and science – here’s the link to today’s recipe:
Check out the Government’s #First5 parent support page:
#JustDo1Thing #First 5 #AnChead5 #LetsPlayIreland #InThisTogether

ABC Start Right Limerick

This is a lovely poster giving ideas of activities that you can do at home with your child in preparation for the transition to school. These activities will support your child to develop pre writing skills. So lots of poking and moulding of play doh, threading with laces, painting, pegging out the washing, and cutting crafts will support your child with writing in school.✏️✏️✏️
Thanks to One World PreSchool for sharing 🌎

Last weeks curriculum plan was a Sea Theme.
Here are some of the boys and girls fabulous creative creations πŸ¬πŸ‹πŸ³πŸŸ
Well done πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Everybody Worries Epdf

A picture book for children who are worried about Coronavirus

Waterford Childcare Committee

Parents of babies and young children: For daily activities to enjoy with your children; for tips on supporting your child with their feelings and more, check out the Government’s new #First5 support page:

NCN Play Hub

Here is a recipe for home made finger paint

3 tbs sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup corn flour
2 cups water

Combine ingredients in small saucepan. Warm until mixture thickens. Cool & pour in containers. Add food coloring to create desired colours

Good Luck

Tiny Talk

Please see the poster below detailing the new HSE Meath Speech and Language Therapy Phone Line. Thank you

Early Childhood Ireland

Some useful tips on helping children cope with the current situation

Tiny Talk

Private message us with any questions you have about supporting your child's speech and language development and we will put together posts with relevant information to help you and others support your children's communication at home.

*Messages and names of sender will remain private.

[05/06/20]   This weeks curriculum is a Sea Theme 🐟🐳🐬🐬
We are blown away with how children and their families are engaging with the group. We love seeing your work and especially your beautiful faces.πŸ˜πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜€
You are doing a fantastic job playing and learning.
Well done Mammy's and Daddy's πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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Little Voices

Lots of things count as learning!
Thanks Worcestershire Speech and Language Therapy

Peaceful Parenting Rewilding Dads

Better Start

New online resources for parents are available on First 5 website to help during Covid-19. Follow link and take a look:

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Fine Motor Skills What are Fine Motor Skills? Lots of parents hear the word β€˜fine motor skills’ during parent/teacher meetings or on occupational therapy reports, so what does it mean? Fine motor skills refers to the coordination between small muscles, like those of the hands and fingers, with the eyes. Fine moto...

St. Brendan's Community School, Birr

A good thought on where we find ourselves.

Released today: a free information book explaining the coronavirus to children, illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler | Nosy Crow Back Released today: a free information book explaining the coronavirus to children, illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler April 6, 2020 Axel Scheffler has illustrated a digital book for primary school age children, free for anyone to read on screen or print out, about the coronavirus a...

Early Years Resources

Join in with our Daily Drawing Challenge this May and keep you and the children busy all month long πŸ™ŒπŸŒΈ

Don't forget to tag us or use the hashtag #EYRdrawingchallenge so we can see how you get on 😊

It's time to get creative - enjoy!

NCN Play Hub

Balloon Ping Pong from NCN

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Upper Piltown Kinsalebeg Via Youghal

Opening Hours

Monday 12:30 - 15:30
Monday 09:20 - 12:20
Tuesday 12:30 - 15:30
Tuesday 09:20 - 12:20
Wednesday 12:30 - 15:30
Wednesday 09:20 - 12:20
Thursday 12:30 - 15:30
Thursday 09:20 - 12:20
Friday 12:30 - 15:30
Friday 09:20 - 12:20
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