Welcome to Ballydehob Community Playgroup

Situated in the grounds of Scoil Bhride national school, Ballydehob, we are here for you Monday to Friday, 8:00am – 6:00pm.

The aim of our playgroup and after-school service is:

  • To provide quality, affordable childcare
  • For children to laugh, play and learn together
  • To have FUN!
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We have a wonderful facility and provide childcare in a bright, safe and fun atmosphere. All children in the community from 3 months to 12 years are welcome.

We are regulated by the HSE and our affordable rates are further reduced by the governments existing subvention scheme. If you would like your child to attend please contact us for all the details.

9:00am – 2:00pm Playgroup
2:00pm – 6:00pm Extra Hours

Playgroup is a vital part of early education and we help children prepare for junior school, learn to play, and be part of a group with new friends. Our playgroup is creative, imaginitive, professionally managed, and designed to encourage the best development for your child.

FREE Pre-school Year

We are currently taking enrolment for the free ECCE pre-school years. If your child qualifies for this scheme they are eligible for five days per week, three hours per day, free pre-school sessions over a 38 week period. Places are limited and you are advised to contact us as soon as possible on 028 37771 to enrol.

8:00am – 9:00am and 2:00pm – 6:00pm each day.

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Our homework club and after-school service is available to all children of primary school age, and our qualified care staff organise activities according to age and development stage.

Art and crafts, sports, baking, board games, and movies and pizzas on Fridays are all part of the fun that helps to keep young minds stimulated. For those parents with an early start we also offer a Breakfast Club from 8am – 9am.


In 2010 we opened our crèche service which provides a stimulating, fun environment for children over three months.

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Along with our crèche, playgroup and after-school services, we also provide holiday camps and special events for the children. You can find out more about our summer camps here.

We welcome input from parents, encourage participation and feedback, and strongly believe in community spirit. Ultimately what makes us happy is seeing the children who come to our playschool developing and flourishing, and enjoying themselves in the process.

If you have any enquiries, would like more information, or want to enrol your child please do not hesitate to contact us.