Category Archives: Blog

‘Transition to Primary School’ Series

As you may be aware, our Taoiseach announced that preschools will not be re-opening before September due to the Coronavirus. We are so disappointed by this. Summer Term in Stepping Stones is enormous fun. We spend most of the term outdoors, we have sports day, our graduation party and crucially, we spend a lot of […]

First 5 Consultation

This consultation event is part of a wider consultation process that will inform developments in Early Learning and Care and School-Age Childcare, as part of First 5, the ten-year whole-of-Government Strategy for Babies, Young Children and their Families. To book your place please use the link below:

Stepping Stones Early Learning Centre beats off all the competition to scoop FOUR national awards!

Stepping Stones Early Learning Centre in Ballinahown is savouring their success from the Early Childhood Ireland annual awards and the National Childhood Network Smart Start Healthy Ireland Awards. Recently the team in Stepping Stones were awarded four awards highlighting their commitment to health and wellbeing, play, innovation and high quality early learning experiences for young […]

Early Years Capital Funding Announced

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone, has announced that €4m is being provided to improve childcare services.   The 2017 Early Years Capital Funding programme is being made available to childcare centers, crèches and other early year services under three strands:   Strand 1: Additional childcare places Strand 2: Building improvements and maintenance […]