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What Sets Us Apart

Ardfinnan Community Playschool was established in 2004 with the aim to provide a safe stimulating and friendly environment in which children can grow and express themselves. A place where each child is cared for, listened to and their interests are catered for. Ardfinnan Community Playschool is registered with Early Childhood Ireland. It is a committee run, non- profit making group. We are a sessional service operating over a 38 weeks year offering morning and afternoon sessions.

In 2015 we won the “Innovation in Celebrating Community” Award from Early Childhood Ireland in recognition of our learning of the community we live in. In 2016 we were awarded the accolade of “Healthy Ireland Preschool Service”. This programme focused on health promotion, oral health, nutrition health and safety, physical activity and emotional well-being, it is run by the HSE. In 2017 we were successful in achieving our “Síolta Quality Assurance Award”, this is a national award aimed at ensuring high quality childcare settings are recognised. In 2018 we were recognised for our Learning Story by Early Childhood Ireland. In 2020 we shortlisted by Early Childhood Ireland LINC Award for Leadership in Inclusion and in 2021 we are now on our Síolta Journey again hoping to complete this award in 2022.

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If you are looking to check availability in our school for your child or would like to hear more about our playschool, give us a call to arrange a meeting. 

Meet Our Staff

Our Early Years Educators

Louise Boyle is our playroom leader and manager. Louise has 17 years’ experience working with children in a variety of settings. She is fully qualified holding a FETAC Level 6 in Childcare, a Level 7 LINC Award and holds certificates in other relevant courses.

Elaine Cowan is our administrator & playroom assistant. Elaine has 14 years’ experience working with children; she holds a FETAC Level 6 in Childcare and a FETAC Level 5 in Bookkeeping & Payroll and holds certificates in other relevant courses. 

Erica Condon is our playroom assistant. Erica has 13 years’ experience working with children; she holds a FETAC Level 6 in Childcare and holds certificates in other relevant courses.

Ardfinnan Community Playschool Staff

Photo left to right - Elaine Cowan, Louise Boyle, Erica Condon - All our staff hold up to date First Aid Certificates