Breakfast Club 7.45 – 9.00 am .. After School Club 1.40 – 6.00 pm
NET Breakfast and After School Club was established in 2010. This club is run independently, but is under the management of the School’s Board of Management . The clubs main aim is to offer affordable quality childcare, working closely with parents/guardians, coupled with dedicated qualified professionals. A wide range of activities are offered, including arts and crafts, imaginative play and physical outdoor activities.
The Breakfast Club operates from 7.45am until 9.00am daily. The children receive a hearty breakfast choosing from a variety of cereals, fruit, toast, yoghurts, apple and orange juice, and then engage in free play until 9.00am.
The Sibling Hour runs from 1.40 – 2.40pm. Here the children are provided with a snack and participate in daily fun activities such as play dough, free play, arts and crafts, baking, drama, games, outdoor play, movie and popcorn Friday.
We offer a homework club which is supervised by qualified staff. We encourage children to problem solve independently but if help is needed we offer it in a supportive way. Children are provided with a healthy snack on arrival. Homework club is from 2.50 to 3.50pm.
Dinner is served at 4.00pm incorporating a variety of food with a three week rolling menu.
We endeavour to create a home from home experience where children can enjoy discussing their plans and news. The children have a daily routine of helping to setting the table , serving dinner and cleaning up afterwards.
We provide an extensive range of creative and imaginative play activities, based on the principles of child development, the curriculum is balanced and flexible to cater for each child’s individual needs.
We encourage teamwork, participation, social development and lots of opportunities for enjoyment.
We encourage children to think, feel, ask and explore in a child-led, fun, safe, warm environment where children have room and time to explore and be creative.
Community Based Childcare Service CSS
Community Childcare Subvention Funding scheme means the service receives funding from the DCYA to offer a tiered fee plan and discounted childcare costs to low income families.
Families are placed into three categories:
Band A : Social welfare payment and have a medical card
Band AJ : in receipt of certain social welfare payments and hold a medical card