Early Years Services

Doras Bui Creche

In 1998 the Centre was extended to provide a full-time Early Years Centre for lone parents taking up education, training, or employment opportunities.


Three age categories are catered for:

  • Babies/Waddlers 6 months to 2 years
  • Toddlers 2 years to 3 years
  • Pre-Schoolers 3 years to 5 years

The Early Years Centre is open from 8.30 am until 6.00 pm Mondays to Fridays inclusive. Places are available as follows:

Full-time: 8.30am – 6.00pm Monday to Friday
Part-time mornings 8.30 am –1.15pm Monday to Friday
Part-time afternoons 1.45 pm –6.00pm Monday to Friday


All our staff are highly trained, and we have achieved the Siolta Certification. We are implementing the High/Scope Early Years Curriculum in our centre, an approach to early learning developed in the United States in 1962 specifically for children in disadvantaged communities.


The High/Scope framework provides opportunities for children to learn in meaningful situations and within a variety of social contexts. There is a strong emphasis on the process of learning and the importance of developmentally appropriate environments for children. The approach fosters in children the characteristics of independence, decision-making and problem solving, which can be best described as life skills.


Implementing the High/Scope curriculum provides a framework by which we can ensure that our staff are delivering on our mission to continuously improve the quality of our childcare service and to monitor and evaluate our childcare practice to ensure it continues to be child centered.


For CCSP Server Programme Fee List and Eligible Programme Costs click on the link below for further details:

CCS P Server Programme 2021 Fee List Service Name Doras Buí Address; Bunratty Drive, Coolock, Dublin 17


If you wish to make enquiries about the Early Years Centre, drop into the Centre or telephone 01 8484811

Or email the Early Years Manager: Louise McGuirk at louise.mcguirk@dorasbui.ie


You can also contact us by filling in the contact form below.

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