Early Start


Early Start is our pre-school year at St. Brigid’s Primary School. It is for children aged three to four who live in The Coombe and its surrounding area. The scheme is funded by The Department of Education and Skills and is run by a fully qualified primary school teacher and a childcare worker. Each session is two and a half hours long and facilitates a group of 15 children. The rich and varied opportunities of Early Start provide many learning contexts in which the children can play and develop their cognitive, language, personal, emotional, social, aesthetic and imaginative lives. These contexts include:

  • Sand and Water Play

  • Construction Play

  • Socio-dramatic Play

  • Creative/ Imaginary Play

  • Jigsaws

  • Games

  • Art

  • Music

  • Movement

  • Story

  • Drama