Adult – Child Ratio: 1:10
The After School Programme provides care for children attending primary school in Scoil Mhuire, Moycullen.
This care includes transport to school in the morning and collection from school at 1.30pm and 2.30pm each day. It is vital that the nursery is informed before 1.30pm if your child does not require collection from the school due to absence, or if they are being collected by someone else or going to a friend's house. Failure to inform Knollcrest leads to confusion, worry and upset outside the school.
When the child returns from school they have a hot nutritious dinner. They are then supervised and if necessary assisted doing their homework.
Homework at Knollcrest finishes at 4.15pm each day.
We request that parents check all homework and any unfinished work be completed at home.
They will also be transported to and from any extracurricular activity that they may be enrolled in at Scoil Mhuire e.g. Irish Dancing, Ballet, Soccer, French Classes, Ladybirds, Basketball or Brownies.
When at the Nursery there are Board Games and challenging puzzles, Lego and K-nex available, along with a wide range of art and craft materials. We also have a Pool Table and Table Soccer. We have a large selection of books and the children are strongly encouraged to spend a little time reading each day. The T.V. can be viewed occasionally.
Outdoors, we have a new play area with safety matting for the after-school children. There is a large garden to play games such as Football, Basketball, Hopscotch, Croquet, Hide and Seek etc.
On the school holidays and occasional days the school is closed during the term, full daycare is available at Knollcrest Nursery. Please let the nursery know if your child/children require full daycare on this days. This is to ensure adequate staff cover.
Should a child be ill and unable to attend school, then this child must be cared for at home until well enough to return to school.
After-School Fees apply for 43 weeks per year i.e 1st September - 30th June.