Early Start

The Early Start programme is the only Department of Education and primary school teacher led programme in the South East. The aim of the programme is to ensure children get the best start in the primary school system. The programme is staffed by a fully qualified primary school teacher and a fully qualified childcare worker. There is two sessions daily one staring at 8.50am - 11.20am, and the second session starting at 12 noon - 2.30pm. Class size is 15 in each session. There is a strong focus on pre reading and pre writing activities. The Aistear programme is implemented in Early Start. Early Start recognises that parents are the primary educators of their child and they are welcomed for workshops and activities throughout the year. We have a safe and stimulating outdoor area which ensures the children have the opportunity to play in the natural environment. The school boasts a state of the art library with a designated junior room and librarian, a multi-sensory room and 2 large indoor recreation areas. Some of the daily activities in Early Start include stories, water play, sand play, turn taking games, dress up role play activities, construction activities and games that will develop hand eye coordination and gross and fine motor skills. We are located in St. Saviour’s N.S. in the Ballybeg area. We are a co-educational primary school. Please feel free to call in and meet our staff and see our facilities.

Our Early Start Programme