Pre-school

Rockboro Pre-School provides a caring and nurturing environment in which children’s skills are developed through a diverse range of activities, play and interaction with others. Our highly qualified and dedicated teachers aim to foster a love of learning in the children and to establish the foundations of literacy and numeracy in a fun, happy and structured environment. The teacher/pupil ratio in the Pre-School is 1:10 and a maximum of 20 children attend each day ensuring that each child receives the individual attention he or she needs to flourish.

Our Pre-School is located in a dedicated building in the school, but it is closely linked to the Primary school. Pre-School children enjoy the use of the Primary School’s large hall (for games and play), stage (where the Pre-School performs its annual musical-play for parents), library (which caters well to younger readers), outdoor grass pitch (for play and outdoor games) and gardens.

The proximity of the Primary School, the shared facilities and the daily interaction with Junior and Senior Infants (during outdoor play time) enables Pre-School children to make a smooth transition to Primary School.

The Pre-School day begins at 8:45 a.m. (though parents may drop off their children at 8:30 a.m.) and ends at 12:30 p.m. Rockboro Pre-School participates in the Early Childhood Education scheme (ECCE). This government scheme is available to children within the qualifying age range (normally between 3 years 3 months and 4 years 6 months on 1st September each year). For more details please contact our school administrator.