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:


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 childrento 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

Doras Buí Service Fees List for ECCE NCS Funding 2023

“This project is supported by the Department of Rural and Community Development and Pobal through the Community Services Programme”.


For more information contact: Louise McGuirk on 01-8484811

Email: louise.mcguirk@dorasbui.ie 

You can also get in touch by filling out the contact form below.

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