Pre-School Education

Category Description

Saplings Education for Life:

Saplings are Special Schools for Children with Autism and Complex Needs. We currently cater for children from age 4 – 18. If you wish to place your child on the waiting list for any of our schools please contact the school directly. ?They will give you all the information on

Childcare and COVID-19

Childcare facilities for certain children reopened from 29 June 2020. Most remaining services reopened at end August and early September 2020. Childcare subsidies and childcare fees also restarted. However, fees should stay at their pre-COVID-19 rates, if your childcare provider is availing of the special supports to help them reopen.

Irish Exemption

Description An exemption from the study of Irish means that a student attending a primary or post-primary school is not required to study Irish. There are certain limited circumstances whereby an exemption may be granted.  The authority to grant an exemption has been delegated to school management. How to apply, and

Dyslexia in School

This section provides general information and advice as well as specific strategies for staff at both primary and post-primary levels. Teachers do not have to experts in dyslexia to provide the supportive and inclusive environment in the classroom that the pupil with dyslexia needs. Advice for the Mainstream Primary Teacher

Choosing Childcare:

When choosing childcare it is important to take an honest look at what is best for your child’s personality and your parenting style. Choosing Childcare


Welcome to the Child and Family Agency website Who we are On 1st January 2014 the Child and Family Agency became an independent legal entity, comprising HSE Children and Family Services, the Family Support Agency and the National Educational Welfare Board as well as incorporating some psychological services and a

Social Inclusion Unit

Social Inclusion Unit is responsible for developing and promoting a co-ordinated Department response to tackling educational disadvantage from pre-school through to second-level education (3 to 18 years). What we do DEIS (Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools) Co-ordination of Traveller Education High Support/Special Schools, Youth Encounter Projects (YEPS) and Children

Early Childhood/Pre-school:

The compulsory school age in Ireland is 6 and all forms of pre-primary education are optional. However, children from the age of 4 can be enrolled in infant classes in primary schools. Nearly 40% of 4-year-olds and virtually all 5-year-olds attend primary school, where early education is provided in infant

Complaints, Bullying, Child Protection, Discrimination: It is natural that a parent or guardian may from time to time have questions and concerns about their child’s experience in their school. This information aims to answer the questions commonly asked by parents. This information may also include students over 18 years of age. This information is