Our Daily Routine & A Little Bit About Us

Stepping Stones Early Learning Centre opened its doors as a preschool service to the children of Ballinahown, Castledaly, Moate, and surrounding areas in September 2012. It is owned and managed by Lorraine Farrell.

Lorraine has a wealth of experience in early education both nationally and internationally and has worked with children of all ages and abilities.  She holds a MA in Advocacy and Leadership in the Early Years in Sligo Institute of Technology, a BA in Early Childhood Care & Education from DIT and has continued her professional development over the past ten years with a variety of courses such as First Aid, Child Protection, Curriculum Development, Working with Children with Autism to name a few. 

our setting

We operate from a custom built setting with two large interior rooms, bathrooms and a large outdoor play area with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside.

Stepping Stones aims to provide a quality play based curriculum incorporating aspects of the Montessori Curriculum, High Scope and Aistear: The Curriculum Framework. You can read more on this in our curriculum section.

Find out more about our teachers here.

meet the team

Come and see us 

If you would like to come and have a look at Stepping Stones, meet the team & see if we are a good fit for your child & family then get in touch.