Afterschool at Precious Children

Afterschool Services

Only available in our St. Mary's Road facility.

At Precious Children Daycare, we are known for our Afterschool facilities. Our Afterschool Childcare programme is designed to look after your children after school has ended. This programma is especially popular among working parents as it fills in the gap between school hours ending and working hours ending. You can rest assured that your child is safe, happy and well cared for whilst you continue with your working day. Once you’re finished your working day you can come to collect your child knowing they’ve had an enriching and fun afternoon.

We provide sessions for up to 30 children during term time and and up to 24 children during the school holidays from the age of 4-12 years.


Our after-school programme is managed and operated by our team of qualified individuals with vast experience. Our team is reliable, approachable, suitably qualified and experienced staff, including a Manager, Assistant Manager, Administrator, Playleader, Playworkers and Relief Playworkers. 

Staffing levels always meet the guidelines requirements set by TUSLA. All staff are garda vetted. The minimum staff ratio is 1:12 with 1 adult to 12 children. All our team members on duty will hold a current First Aid certificate. All staff receive induction training which covers Health &
Safety and Safeguarding Policies and Procedures. Staff receive regular supervisions and an annual appraisal.

Your Child's Afternoon

Firstly, we ensure your child completes their assigned homework in a peaceful environment where they are free from distractions that may hinder their concentration. Once we have checked that all assigned homework for the day is complete, the real fun can begin! We have regularly scheduled activities such as dance lessons with our amazing dance teacher, Yoga classes which promote mindfulness and stress management and science lessons with our genius science teacher! After all the fun, your child has built up quite an appetite. We provide a healthy evening meal so that you have one less task once you get home from work! Meal plans are regularly updated to ensure the children are getting a varied diet. Weekly Meal Plans can be found in our Parents’ Corner.