Pre-School Support Service

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Pre-School Support Service

St. Michael’s House value the principal of inclusion and support to young children to avail of pre-school services in their local community. Our pre-school support service advocates for each child's participation in their local early years education setting. 

Our Pre-School Support Service team provides an additional support to children attending early years education settings (montessori, pre-school, play school) .

This is a two year programme offerring part-time support in the first year and full-time support in the second year. Children are assigned an individual support worker who works within the early years setting with the pre-school staff. The level and kind of support a child requires to learn varies.  Our team of support workers are trained to facilitate and adapt the curriculum to suit the child's needs. 

The service provides pre-school children with the opportunity to begin the journey towards education, friendships and independence. The service aims to ensure that available resources are allocated fairly and equitably. 

 

Applications for support are made by the Early Years Intervention Specialist on your child's disability network team (CDNT)

For More information please contact: 

Catherine Duffy, Pre-School Support Service Manager : (M) 0877607996  (Email) catherine.duffy@smh.ie 

Susan Kelly, Pre-School Support Service Co-ordinator : (M) 0872172920 (Email) susan.kelly@smh.ie 

Circle Time Pre-school

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Circle Time preschool offers a 2 year programme to children with complex health needs.

The preschool programme is designed for children who require nursing support to attend preschool. It encompasses all aspects of the child's wellbeing and development with individual programmes in place for each child's specific needs. 

The service accommodates a maximum of 5 children aged from 2.5 years to 6 years.  It operates 3 days weekly, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  

Circle Time is located in a community setting. The centre also houses a crèche and preschool which is ideal in facilitating interaction between the children in both services. It has a regular Dart and bus service for families who do not drive.

The service is overseen and managed by the Pre-School Support Service  manager and Childrens Young Persons (CYP) directorate. 

 

More Information

Applications for Circle Time places are made by the Early Years Intervention Specialist on your child's disability network team (CDNT)

If you require any additional information you can contact the relevant person below: 

Catherine Duffy, Circle Time Pre-School Manager : (M) 0877607996  (Email) catherine.duffy@smh.ie