Heronswood Childcare


Heronswood Childcare Centre is a family run, modern, purpose built facility providing quality childcare in a secure, nurturing and engaging environment.  It developed from First Steps Preschool which began in 1984 and the Centre opened in January, 2005.

Our dedicated team encourages the physical, emotional and intellectual growth of the children in our care. We have a proven record in childcare and our vision is to continually improve our facilities and to develop and implement progressive programmes of care for children aged between 3 months and 12 years

Our Centre and programmes comply with Siolta and Aistear which are the national frameworks for quality in all areas of childcare.  Aistear is the early childhood curriculum framework for all children from birth to six years.

“Our care of the children should be governed not by the desire to make them learn things, but by the endeavour always to keep burning within them the light which is called intelligence”. Dr Maria Montessori

Our Centre

Heronswood Management Team

Dee O’Brien, Fiona Murphy, Mary Cleary, and Alison Heaslip

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